I've recently got into downhill skiing and I'm really enjoying it. I'm getting to the point where I want to make sure I'm wearing the proper ski gear fully.
Currently I just wear a cotton long sleeve shirt as my base layer and polyester pajama pants.
Then I just wear my FXR coat over my long sleeve shirt and that's it for my torso.
For my pants I wear polyester gym pants as my mid layer and then splash pants at my outer layer.
I also wear a hat, gloves, and cotton socks.
As I've done research I am aware now that cotton is know to not be good to wear as a base layer as it absorbs sweat which can make you cold. I also learned about the 3 main layers, base, mid, and outer shell. So I have some ideas in mind of what I should start wearing on the slopes and I would like to know if they sound good.
Here they are:
Base layer: I was thinking about switching to a polyester Athletic Works shirt I wear on treadmill. These shirts as well as thermals are known to be good base layers for keeping you warmer.
For my pants I'm thinking about sticking to my polyester pajama pants as they are not cotton and keep me very warm.
Mid layer: I'm thinking about wear my north face hoodie that is 100% polyester. For my pants I'm think about wearing my polyester Adidas gym pants.
Outer Shell layer: I'm wondering if wearing my Helly Hansen jacket would be good. It's a fall style jacket but I feel as when skiing your moving a lot and I'll be wearing 2 other layers so it could be okay. It's also waterproof.
For my pants I'm going to wear these Firefly snow pants that are made for skiing. These are also waterproof.
I'm also going to start wearing a helmet and wool socks instead.
So what do you think? Sound good? Please let me know of any changes should be made!
Edited by Billz367 - 1/11/14 at 8:00am