How To Keep Your Hands and Feet Warm on the Slopes
by Source For Sports Alpine Skiing
Getting chilled out on the hill can cut your runs short. Here is what you need to keep you out on the slopes all day.
Getting chilled out on the hill can cut your runs short. Here is what you need to keep you out on the slopes all day:
Mittens or Gloves Will Keep Your Hands Warm
Mittens or gloves need to manage moisture by wicking it away from your hands; otherwise a wet hand will be a cold hand. A comfortable fit means there is enough room to allow for blood flow without losing your feel on your poles. Look for a water resistant cover material that will protect you from the elements, and sufficient insulation to keep your hands warm. Some styles have features that adapt for the activity you are enjoying, like fold back mittens, pockets for hand warmers, and toggles to attach them to your jacket when you aren’t wearing them.
Not all socks are created equal. Technical socks are a must as they are designed to wick moisture away and keep body heat in where you want it. Don’t double up on socks – two sock layers create friction, which will result in blisters. On those really cold days, put a heat pack on top of your foot to heat the blood as it circulates to your toes for added warmth.
Designed to meet the specific needs of active children, Jupa fabrics are tested to prevent abrasions, tears, fading and to be machine washable. Outerwear is waterproof, but also breathes well during physical activities.