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you will be going snow sledding, you run the risk of becoming so
cold that it interfered with your fun. This can be avoided, however,
as long as you dress properly. If you will be sledding, you should
be prepared for extreme weather conditions. The exact weather that
allows you to go sledding in the first place can also make it a
miserable experience if you aren’t properly dressed.
Not only do the best clothes for sledding provide
added warmth, they can help keep you safe in the event of a collision
or other accident. Follow the guidelines below to ensure that you
have the best experience while sledding.
• Wear Layers—while it
may seem hot while you are putting them on, it won’t feel
that way as soon as you step outside. The first layer should include
long underwear (the shirt and pants often referred to as “long
johns”). You should then put on a layer of long-sleeved shirts
and pants, followed by a sweater or sweatshirt. The outer layer
of clothes should consist of ski or snow pants, as well as a jacket
or coat. If you are worried about getting hot, you can always remove
layers while you are out, but it is best to have too many clothes
than to not have enough.
• Focus on materials—you
may believe that cotton is best for warmth, and this is often true.
But, in the case of getting snow on your clothes, cotton is not
usually the best choice. This is because cotton holds moisture when
wet, and snow can get your clothes wet easily. If you wear cotton,
you may find yourself cold and wet for most of the day. Instead,
you should opt for clothing made with synthetic polyester or polypropylene
materials. If you are wearing a sweater, you can choose a material
such as fleece to stay warm and dry longer than traditional cotton
allows. For your outer layer of clothes, you should try to find
pieces that are water and wind resistant.
• Boots—the boots are
one of the most important parts of playing in the snow, and can
make the difference between a miserably cold and wet experience
and a warm and dry good time. Be sure the boots you wear are specifically
designed to be worn in the snow. These should have rubber at least
up to the ankle, and they should be warm and fuzzy inside. When
combined with the proper ski pants, your feet can stay warm and
dry all day.
• Hats and Gloves—these
are some of the most important parts of playing in the snow. Gloves
that are made for snow days are best. They are often warmer inside
while preventing your hands from getting wet. Other types of gloves
aren’t made for this type of exposure. For a hat, you can
choose a beanie or any other type of hat that will keep your head
warm. If you don’t have a hat that covers your ears, you may
want to get a scarf or earmuffs. Either of these (or both) can help
you stay warm and enjoy the day for longer.
• Sunscreen—most people
forget to apply sunblock when it’s wintertime. But, it is
even more important now because the sun reflects off the snow, giving
you a double-dose of the damaging rays. Apply sunblock just as you
would for playing in a pool on a hot summer day.
By following the above guidelines when purchasing
gear for snowboarding, you will ensure that you will stay warm and
dry all day. This can make the experience a lot more fun and memorable
One of the most important parts of a winter wardrobe is coats for
It seems as though kids are interested in fashion at a younger and
younger age every year.
Whether sledding or skiing, throwing snowballs or building a snowman,
you can look good this winter if you have the proper accessories.
When the snow falls, the first thought for many parents and children
is to break out the sleds.