Do you have to wear a ski jacket? How about that gap between your goggles and helmet? Do people really care about that? How do you get rid of that? Thank you.
Does it matter how you dress?
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That is not a real answer.
What's the question here? Are you asking if another fabric that keeps you warm and dry will do? Of course. The only advantage that ski jackets have over "just any old winter jacket" is that it's engineered toward skiing. There are usually pit zips, ticket loops, pockets, hoods, etc. If you own a waterproof shell and a warm sweater or down mid layer and some wicking long johns, then you can ski.
As for gaper gap, you buy goggles or helmets at the same time or bring one when you buy the other and you make sure they fit together. Do people "care"? Who cares if they care? I don't care what you do. Personally, I don't like a sliver of sub freezing air hitting my forehead while I ski, but if that doesn't bother you, then don't worry about it.
Please don't encourage the trolls.
So sorry, but that post will disappear in 5, 4, 3,
Edited by mtcyclist - 4/8/15 at 9:49pm
I'm not a troll.
No you don't need a ski jacket, but a ski jacket is well worth the money, if you buy it on sale for half price.
Don't ski with a gap between helmet and goggles; there is no reason why you would, as most helmets and goggles are compatible, and most of the few that are not push your goggles down onto your nose, unless you are a horse.
How do you prevent a gap?
How do you actually prevent a gap?
Wear you helmet frontwards. Try it on with your goggles when you buy it. Try on goggles with your helmet when you buy goggles.