Stay Stylish On The Slopes Whilst Keeping Warm and Dry!
The ski season is here, the trip of a lifetime is booked but now what to pack? This is a question all first time skiers and snowboarders are faced with on their first trip. How to look good whilst keeping warm and staying dry! However it’s not just beginners but even the advanced skiers that search the shops for the best clothing and equipment on offer.
From snow boots at Mountain Warehouse, base layers at Craghoppers and ski jackets at Tog 24 McArthurGlen have it covered with everything you could ever need! Not only can you find the must have technical features and expert advice but with so much on offer in every cut, colour and style you’ll be sure to be the most stylish on the slopes this winter season.
Let’s keep it simple…. here’s a quick guide to the must haves for your trip.
1. All good ski outfits start with a base layer
The main purpose of base layers is to keep you dry, not just warm. Nothing makes you colder more quickly than wet clothing, and a base layer is designed not only to be extremely absorbent and quick drying, but also to actively transfer water, or sweat, away from your skin keeping you dry and warm.
Tog24 Kids TCZ Diamond Long Sleeve Baselayer RRP £30, Outlet £21; Craghoppers Women's Vitalise Base T-Shirt RRP £18, Outlet £9; Tog24 Women's TCZ Tech Thermal RRP £59.95 Outlet £24.95; Tog24 Men's Dynamic TCZ Diamond Underlayer Trousers RRP £30 Outlet £20
2. Add layers! Lots of thin layers will keep you warmer than one thick one!
You’ve got your base layer sorted now it’s time to add more layers with thin tops and fleeces. Adding a few layers works much than just one tick layer. By trapping air between layers means you stay warmer because trapped air is a great insulator therefore keeping you warmer. Also if you get a little too hot you can easily adjust by reducing your layers.
Craghoppers Men's Compress Lite Vest RRP £50, Outlet £25; Craghoppers Men's Liston Jacket RRP £50, Outlet £25; Tog24 Women's Axis TCZ100 Fleece RRP £44.95 Outlet £17.95; Mountain Warehouse Kids Pursuit Printed Fleece RRP £14.99 Outlet £6.99
3. Complete your outfit with a waterproof and breathable jacket and trousers
Every ski outfit needs a good waterproof and breathable ski jacket and trousers. For the right choice in outerwear visit one of our outdoor shops for the best advice. There are many technical features which can be explained by fully trained staff with expert knowledge, if you are unfamiliar with what you may need. Tailor make your outfit depending on where you are going and what you will be doing, plus keep stylish on the slopes with a huge array of prints, colours and patterns!
Tog24 Men's Shift Milatex Ski Jacket RRP £200, Outlet £99.95; Tog24 Men's Milatex Salopettes RRP £150, Outlet £69.95; Mountain Warehouse Women's Braddock Ski Jacket RRP £139.99 Outlet £79.99; Tog24 Kid's Milatex Jacket RRP £100 Outlet £50
4. Accessorise with goggles, gloves and a helmet!
Whilst having the latest technologies and the current trends the most important part to remember is safety! Wear a helmet to ensure you are fully protected whilst having fun on the slopes. Finish off with goggles, gloves and a soft fleecy neck warmer.
Oakley Prizm goggles from Sunglass Hut RRP £140, Outlet £93.32; Tog24 Kid's Milatex Mittens RRP £29.95, Outlet £14.95; Tog24 Adult Ranger Helmet RRP £89.95 Outlet £59.95; Mountain Warehouse Men's Plough Snow Boots RRP £59.99 Outlet £29.99