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out to play on the winter playground? Don’t forget your long
underwear, turtle neck, fleece sweater, thick socks, insulated winter
jacket, soft hat that covers your ears, warm gloves, and snow pants!
Seems like you almost need an extra closet to hold all your winter
For people who love to get out and play in the snow, either in
the backyard or on the ski slopes, the proper gear can be expensive
but you’ll find it’s worth it! The better insulated
and comfortably warm you are, the longer you’ll be able to
spend out in the cold. It can be expensive to buy the best quality
winter attire, so look out for the sales that occur at the end of
the season. Then you’ll be set for next year!
When it comes to snow pants, expect to spend at least over a hundred
dollars. Technology has improved the snow pants market so far as
to make it almost as if you were sitting at home in your living
room! Your legs will hardly know the difference in temperature.
Here are the ultimate characteristics in high quality snow pants:
- Waist adjustments, Velcro or sliding belt with
angled belt loops
- Tricot lining in the wais and seat of the snow
pants, soft against your back
- Conveniently located pockets to keep small items
like keys or an ID
- Vents—for snowboarders, these are best in
the middle of the leg area
- Inner cuff that fits snugly against your snow
boots, to keep out the cold and snow
- Water repellant materials on the outside, but
The best lining of snow pants depends a lot on your preferences.
Some are lined with fleece, which is soft and warm but may be a
little too warm once you get moving. You can find snow pants lined
with dry mesh and nylon and other materials for dryness, yet appropriate
Buy children’s snow pants a little too big, to last an extra
year or two. This will also provide room for other pant layers,
such as long johns or pajama pants. For the sake of comfort and
flexibility, jeans are not the best choice for an underlayer.
You too will want to purchase snow pants a little roomy. Make sure
the waist can adjust to the appropriate width, of course, so that
they stay on! But for the length of your leg, you will probably
want enough room to wear another layer. If you get too warm throughout
the day, you can shed the extra layer.
Snow pants come in either an overall style, or with an elastic
waist. This issue has a lot to do with personal preference. Many
people find it comfortable not to have something digging into their
stomach, and to have the extra warmth on the chest. Snow pants as
overalls are more difficult to take on and off, though, once you
have your big winter jacket over them. If you don’t mind this
small inconvenience, then this style may be right for you!
Don’t let your legs freeze out in the snow! Wet jeans aren’t
fun. Pick the best snow pants for yourself and your children, and
the winter wonderland will consequently hold more wonder!
If you will be out in the snow this winter, you may want to consider
a pair of snow boots.
Snow shoes are not like snow boots, and they are not something that
you really need to wear until the snow is really deep.
Winter is a time of warmth and coziness. The frosty weather makes
us want to bundle up in the softest, most luxurious fabrics.
Along with sweaters, thick socks, long johns, scarves, mittens and
big ski jackets, winter hats are an important part of cold season
If you happen to forget your mittens or hat on a cold winter day,
it will be tough, but you can make do as long as you have a warm
jacket to carry you through!