What to wear for skiing
February holidays are coming, the snow is here and so is the cold. A few days before hitting the slopes, an essential question often arises: what to wear? What are the essential accessories that will ensure that you enjoy skiing, in complete safety, with maximum comfort and warmth? To help you pack your suitcase, we have prepared a checklist so that you don't forget anything!
First of all, the equipment:
The ski helmet: safety comes first. Even if a helmet is not compulsory on the slopes, it is strongly recommended to protect the head from bad falls. Several technologies are available on the market: the best known is the ABS helmet. It consists of two parts: a very resistant hard outer shell and an inner layer of foam that absorbs shocks. In this area, we offer a selection of ski helmets from the Hysteresis brand with or without visor and also available in bluetooth, resistant and very light.
The goggles: on the slopes, the eyes are subjected to strong exposure to UV rays and sometimes difficult climatic conditions which reduce the visibility of the relief. This is why we strongly recommend wearing a ski mask to ensure maximum protection and safety. There is a wide range of ski masks available, differing in shape, technology, UV protection and the shape of the screen. To find the most suitable goggle before you set off, take stock of what you do and how you will use it. Then, discover our wide range of Hysteresis ski goggles combining advanced technology, comfort and protection!
Then the clothes and accessories against the cold:
The snood: very useful to protect the throat from the wind and snow, it is much more suitable for sliding than a scarf. We recommend our fleece polar snoods made in France from recycled fleece which allow moisture to evaporate freely. Their bi-stretch fleece material is very elastic, soft and comfortable: ideal for prolonged use.Then the clothes and accessories against the cold: The choker: very useful to protect the throat from the wind and snow, it is much more suitable for sliding than a scarf. We recommend our fleece chokers made in France from recycled fleece which allow moisture to evaporate freely. Their bi-stretch fleece material is very elastic, soft and comfortable: ideal for prolonged use.
The powder mask: with its breathable and windproof side thanks to its technical membrane in Sympatex, it is entirely made in France: it is a very effective protection on the slopes. Two versions are available: the Gardner ski mask,which is longer, protects the mouth, chin and neck so that no air can pass through and guarantees optimal coverage. The Kitz powder mask, a shorter model that protects the nose and neck. It is available in several sizes and is also suitable for smaller children.
The silk hood: when temperatures are negative, it is recommended to wear a silk hood under your ski helmet. Our Oregon silk hood is ideal for protecting your mouth and nose and for providing maximum warmth. Its thin and soft thickness is very comfortable.
The suit or jacket/pant combination: this is the key piece of your equipment. Choose a model with a comfortable cut, not too loose and that goes down to the lower back. This prevents too much air from circulating. You should also opt for a set that provides perfect insulation and breathability.
Fleece jacket and long-sleeved T-shirt: a good under-layer is essential and has several advantages, such as regulating body temperature, wicking sweat and providing warmth. In terms of equipment, we often talk about the 3-layer system: the 1st layer to keep dry, the 2nd to keep warm, the 3rd to protect from the outside.
Gloves: they are important for reasons of safety, warmth and comfort. Indeed, nothing is more unpleasant than having hands that are icy with snow, wet and impossible to warm. For prolonged skiing sessions, we recommend Hysteresis heated gloves. A real concentrate of technology, they provide up to 9 hours of heating.
For those who prefer classic gloves, we also offer Indiana silk undergloves which can be slipped on under a pair of gloves to provide an extra layer of warmth; they effectively limit the feeling of cold on the fingers. They are available in sizes 5 (for children) to 10 for larger hands.
Large socks: ideal for keeping the foot in place and preventing heat loss. Choose long socks made from natural or technical materials for maximum heat retention.
A backpack: ideal for papers, wallet, sun cream, tissues, snacks, water bottle, picnic and other small accessories. If you choose to ski with it, be sure to choose a model that does not restrict movement and is comfortable to wear.
To complete your ski equipment, find a wide range of polar headbands, ski hats and powder masks on our "Active wear section".