On Esquiades.com, we know that many of you are lovers of snowboarding , one of the star sports of winter. On the other hand, we are also aware that, despite being faithful to skiing, others are also curious and want to try what it must be like to surf on the recently snowy slopes of the mountain on your next ski holiday .
Whatever your case, you must bear in mind that it is essential to be well equipped to be able to enjoy your snow day as much as possible. So, whether you have your old clothes left, or you have to buy a missing item, or you simply want to renew your wardrobe because you are tired of that gray pea coat that no one (not even yourself) likes, We tell you what to take into account when buying snowboard clothing. Beware: if you have recently obtained clothes - who has not bought helmets, sweatshirts, jackets or boots looking only at the price? - You run the risk of putting your hands on your head for not taking these tips into account. You are warned! ;-P.
The first layer is the thermal garment. As you will know if you have ever practiced winter sports, you sweat a lot in the snow. After all, despite being in a cold environment, you are constantly on the move.
Therefore, it is very important that the shirt used is breathable , which will allow you to keep your body dry at all times and maintain a comfortable temperature. Another tip: keep in mind that the objective of this garment is not to give heat, but to maintain it. Therefore, do not go looking for one that is made of thicker fabric.
The thickness of the second layer varies depending on the temperature
The most recommended garment to use as a second layer is a fleece lining. The objective of this one should be to warm and warm. Likewise, it is also totally advisable that it be breathable. And no, don't think that you are going to have to sell a kidney to buy the whole set. The Decathlon fleece costs around 10 euros and is great: it weighs little, breathes, shelters and is comfortable. What more could you want?
From Esquiades.com we advise you that in case you start to get hot, don't ever take off the thermal! The second layer is always the least expendable and the one you should shed in case you feel a little overwhelmed. Are you writing down everything on your list of things to consider when buying snowboard clothes?
The jacket: waterproof and windproof
For many riders (a term popularly coined in the ski ski area to refer to those who travel the slopes on the boards) the jacket is a fundamental element in your outfit. We assure you that it would not be the first time that someone is going to spend a weekend in the snow and after two hours they had to rest in the resort cafeteria since they were soaked.
In fact, some of the members of Esquiades.com have experienced it in their own flesh when they were rookies because they had not read an article like this with observations that must be taken into account when buying snowboard clothing. So take note: the jacket has to be waterproof. If it also acts as a windbreaker, walking the surface of the ski areayou choose will be a breeze.
Double-lined trousers and leggings: the ideal pair
Once we have the upper part ready, we have to think about sheltering the lower areas. As a first layer, we recommend using thermal tights that reach approximately the knees, since the rest of the leg will be covered by socks. Otherwise, creases and wrinkles are created that can become uncomfortable while you are snowboarding.
As for the trousers , there is an essential aspect: that it be waterproof . Kneeling and kneeling forward will be very present if you start your career in this discipline, and in the future you will thank us very much for sharing this advice with you. If they also have an inner lining, it is the ideal garment.
Yes, exactly, ski socks. The soccer socks and the hot polka dot socks you bought the other day won't do. We know that it can be silly and its advantages are difficult to perceive, but there are specialized socks for practicing snow sports that reinforce the shin and ankle area. And don't worry, you don't have to go to the North Pole to look for them since you can find them in any sports store.
Lastly, when you put them on, make sure to stretch them out as much as possible to avoid chafing. An injury can bother you more than you think and, therefore, sour your getaway to the snow.
So, do you have everything you need to get the most out of snowboarding this winter? How do you have the equipment ? We recommend reading our guide to prepare your ski or snow equipment .
If you already have everything ready, then start planning your next ski holiday! Don't forget that with Esquiades.com you have all these advantages:
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