Ski and Thermal Underwear
Out on the slopes, one of the most important things about your clothing is what you're wearing underneath. Obviously, great waterproof ski clothing is ideal, yet it's the thermal underwear that'll keep you radiating warmth all day. If you're looking for some durable, premium quality ski base layers, we've got you covered here at Addnature.
The most important things to consider when you're choosing ski under tops and underwear are:
- The fit of the ski & thermal underwear depends on the weather: loose-fitting is better for warmer climes, while tight-fitting suits colder climates.
- They come in a variety of fabrics: wool, silk, cotton or synthetic. Choose the one which suits your skin best.
- Ski baselayers can mean anything from an all-in-one to separate briefs, long johns, vests & tops.
- Depending on the fabric, your thermal underwear will have different washing requirements.
Leg warmth is essential
Long johns and leggings can be a lifesaver when you're hitting the slopes in cold, snowy weather. They have excellent insulating properties, yet allow your skin to breathe, which is essential when taking part in strenuous activities like skiing and snowboarding.
Ski leggings come in a range of styles and fabrics, for example:
- Merino thermal leggings: great moisture-wicking properties and very breathable.
- Synthetic leggings: easy to clean and light-weight, drying quickly.
- Fabric blend: combining the best qualities of several different fabrics and fibres.
Our Icebreaker ski clothing range offers some wonderful legging choices for men and women. Their Tech Leggings even have odour-resistant qualities and gussets for optimum comfort and flexibility. Any sportsperson knows that wearing the right clothing is a key factor to your comfort and performance.
Top half warmth is key
Having a warm and dry top-half is just as vital as thermal protection on your legs. Here at Addnature, we also stock a wide range of ski & thermal underwear tops. First, decide whether you'd like short or long sleeves as well as what kind of fabric you prefer. Other subtle design differences such as neckline and cut will affect the overall feel of the thermal tops.
Moorhead ski clothing is a favourite for good reason. Their synthetic material tops are comfortable and easy to clean. Their fast-drying nature means you can even wash them one afternoon after a sweaty skiing session, and they'd be dry the next morning to start all over again! We stock some great options for both men and women in our ski & thermal underwear category.
If you're going to be doing snow sports in a slightly warmer climate you may only need a short-sleeved thermal top. We stock some great crew-neck style thermal tops from a variety of different labels. For instance, we stock some wonderful merino-blend t-shirts for ultimate warmth and breathability.
A jacket can be a great addition to your slope gear. You might not want to wear an all-in-one ski suit and some waterproof trousers (with thermal underwear) and a jacket may suffice. Ensure you choose a size that allows plenty of underwear layering.
A good ski jacket can protect you when the weather is changeable. A high neckline can provide warmth and not allow any icy breeze to get into your underlayers. Many of the hybrid jackets that we stock here at Addnature offer GORE-TEX protection, making them waterproof, dry and warm.
Don't forget your accessories when you're out in the snow! A pair of goggles will protect your eyes from possible sun damage as well as the cold weather. There's nothing like snowflakes getting in your eyes to stop your ski or snowboarding session in its tracks!
ski backpacks Ski backpacks are another useful item, allowing you to keep all the essential gear with you. Lightweight and well-fitted you'll barely notice they're there, but they'll ensure you have everything you need close at hand.
For your next snowy adventure, be sure to stock up on essential snow sports items here at Addnature.