you plan to snowshoe, it is important to wear clothing that is designed specifically
to keep you warm and dry.
stay as warm and dry as possible, wearing multiple layers of clothing is important.
Layering will help keep you warm and dry while offering flexibility to add or
remove layers as the weather changes. It is best to wear 3 layers: wicking layer,
insulating layer and weather protection layer.
wicking layer is clothing worn next to the skin.
wicking layer should consist of fibers that wicks (moves) moisture away from the
skin and passes it to the fabric so it can evaporate.
underwear, long sleeved t-shirts, and sports bras are common wicking layer clothes.
protection layer is serves as the guard against rain, snow, wind and temperature.
protection layer should be waterproof and let perspiration escape to the outside
insulating layer is the layer between the wicking and protection layers.
purpose of the insulating layer is to keep heat in and cold out.
worn in the insulating layer includes: sweaters, sweatshirts, and pullovers.
is important to wear a hat or beanie because up to 60% of the body's heat can
escape from an uncovered head.
for headgear with non-itch liners.
- Sunglasses and goggles are a must.
snow reflects UV rays and make them stronger.
lens colors will increase the contrast and increase your visibility.
fabrics are best.
guards and reinforced palms increase the durability.
designed specifically for snow sports that have wicking properties are best. They
will help protect against blistering.