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post #31 of 35
Another vote for the White Sierra.
post #32 of 35
Originally Posted by eagle1 View Post

Could you tell me an example of mid-layer pants?


Should the ski pants be enough?


I usually just wear my ski pants and base layer if it's not super cold - say above -5 degrees C. If it's really cold, I would add track pants, like these :




My base layer I would roll up a bit so it sits on top of the boots, and the track pants I would either roll up or stretch over the boots. They do make 3/4 length pants meant to just come down to the boot tops if you search for them, but the track pants can be worn other times.

post #33 of 35

I tend to like Columbia, I find it is an excellent value.  Here's what I wear:


Thermal Pants: http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Mens-Midweight-Ii-BottomsThermal/dp/B00GWNMD5E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1456895340&sr=8-3&keywords=Columbia+Men%27s+Midweight+II

Midlayer Pants: http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Mens-Black-XX-Large-Regular/dp/B0059DVDA4/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1456895446&sr=8-5&keywords=Columbia+fleece+pants

Shell Pants: http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Arctic-Omni-Tech-Snowboard-Pants-Blue-Medium/dp/B01A4JZ4GG/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1456895059&sr=8-10&keywords=columbia+ski+pants


Thermal Top: http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Midweight-Sleeve-Black-X-Large/dp/B00GWNJ8EI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456895340&sr=8-1&keywords=Columbia+Men%27s+Midweight+II

Midlayer Top: http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Mens-Forrester-Fleece-Black/dp/B013H2YIQE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1456895380&sr=8-3&keywords=Columbia+midlayer

Insulated Top & Shell: http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Mountain-Interchange-Omni-Heat-Jacket/dp/B018GXHDB6/ref=sr_1_107?ie=UTF8&qid=1456895216&sr=8-107&keywords=columbia+ski+coat


Socks: http://www.amazon.com/Smartwool-PhD-Ski-Light-Sock/dp/B008YFTWMU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1456895494&sr=8-2&keywords=smartwool+ski+socks

Mittens & Liners: http://www.amazon.com/Dakine-Scout-Mitts-Large-Black/dp/B00QJF6L26/ref=sr_1_12?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1456895536&sr=1-12&keywords=dakine+gloves

Neck Gaitor: http://www.amazon.com/Carhartt-Mens-Fleece-Gaiter-Shadow/dp/B00TEQLV86/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1456895511&sr=8-3&keywords=neck+gater

Hat: http://www.amazon.com/Nepal-Sherpa-Flaps-Trapper-Fleeced/dp/B00OGNQ3TO/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1456895596&sr=8-18&keywords=wool+hat

Helmet: http://www.amazon.com/Burton-Raider-Helmet-Black-Medium/dp/B013UWUKL8/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1456895615&sr=8-12&keywords=anon+helmet

Goggles: http://www.amazon.com/Oakley-OO7037-32-Airbrake-Eyewear-Iridium/dp/B00T3MC32Y/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1456895669&sr=8-7&keywords=oakley+airbrake+prizm


By no means do you need to stick to a particular brand like those I linked above, but they will give you an idea of what you want to be looking for.


I hardly ever wear a midlayer, and rarely keep the insulation layer in the coat.  Unless it's going to be under 20f I do the thermal layer with the waterproof shells over it.  I ski pretty hard though so I generate a lot of body heat and am always trying to keep sweat down.

Also, a few things, like the goggles, are fairly high-end.  You could certainly get by with a $20-30 pair of goggles while figuring out if you like the sport.  Other things like socks, gloves, neck gaiter, waterproof layer, and thermals, will make a big difference to your enjoyment.  You can certainly be conservative and value oriented in your spending, but I wouldn't suggest you go cheap on the essentials.

post #34 of 35
Balclava is good but dont use the gloves for skiing
Use the gloves for when shopping or walking around

The underwear bottoms are good but the shirt is cotton and no good for skiing
Use it for when shopping or eating
Originally Posted by eagle1 View Post

If not really warm, then what should I add? I also think of these for mid-layers.
How about these:

The North Face Glacier 1/4 Zip Kids Midlayer

Could you tell me an example of mid-layer pants?

I bought these before:

Weatherproof Men's Thermal Base Layer
I would wear the polyester before this one. Which is the red one I posted before.

Hanes Men's Big Ultimate X-Temp Thermal Long Sleeve
60% Cotton, 40% Polyester
Is it good to wear it as base? It fits me very good.

Should the ski pants be enough?
post #35 of 35
If you forget to zip up a pocket and fall and the pocket fills up with snow......ohnoooo
I keep my phone , money , id , chamois and my balclava in a waist pouch and no backpack . Also lip balm and I keep the pouch under my jacket
ohhh and some pocket tissues for runny noses

The NorthFace fleece will be good
I overheat if I wear fleece or anything with insulation
All my gear is uninsulated
But since you are from a hot country I would recommend it
Depending on you but I might even suggest a lightweight down vest or jacket
For me it is too hot but my son uses a very thin down vest under his insulated jacket
As for pants you will have 3 layers , usually legs dont need as much insulation
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