/ Ski Clothing
I've just been skiing in the alps for the first time in years and I ended up buying salopettes and a ski jackets (both for £100 or so). I was planning to just wear my normal mountain kit but I'm no skier and I didn't want it ruined.
In the end, it rained bizarrely for 2 days and we were totally soaked. I got a rip in my new salopettes and my jacket tore. So glad I didn't wear my normal stuff really. I would go to Decathlon if I was you.
If you go wearing your climbing gear people will think you're hardcore. It doesn't matter what you look like on the piste (no ones watching), it's all about what you look like in the bar afterwards.
Most serious skiers wear mountaineering gear I.e. layers and a shell jacket and over trousers Check the leg wear goes over ski boots
Aldi are currently advertising their ski gear, might be worth a look
If you buy a shell top that pulls over the head, make sure it's lined with a slippery material to help with donning and doffing over bulky warm layers.
It's great for winter climbing too, Iv been using the softshell ski trousers for years. Cosy, stretchy, water resistant and cheap. A style free zone but you can't have everything.
> Most serious skiers wear mountaineering gear
sure if you are in the backcountry where you are basically mountaineering anyway, but in a resort 'most' serious skiers/boarders will wear ski gear. its what its made for! far more comfortable wearing purpose made ski gear than climbing gear for a day on the pists.
> far more comfortable wearing purpose made ski gear than climbing gear for a day on the pists.
Wear the right 'climbing gear', and you will be as comfortable, if not more comfortable, than wearing 'purpose-made ski gear'.
Layering and soft shell is my preference. My MixMaster was perfect until the lamination glue failed, and left it too air permeable. Now replaced by base, fleece & ReadyMix, or other softshell combinations, depending on the weather.
Just buy cheap off eBay, it's one of the few categories that offer genuine bargains. No need to buy new.
Try TKMaxx or Trespass.. I've got a pair of £20 salopettes that are coming up to 8 years of hard use and still going strong.. jacket is similar but was £60.
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