Downhill skiing entails a lot of gear and summer is the perfect time to stock up. Winter gear such as sideline parkas, gloves and hats will keep you warm this winter. Safety is critical too, so check your bindings and helmets.

Safety is Important

Downhill skiers go fast! Therefore, having equipment that is in excellent condition and keeps you safe is essential. Bindings are made to release your boots from the skis in case you fall. Check your bindings and make sure they will snugly hold your boots to your skis. Advanced bindings are also made to absorb and limit vibrations to your body. Boots should be comfortable but offer support as well. Keep your ankles supported.

Helmets are designed to be aerodynamic and protect your head at the same time. Make sure the straps are free from tears and that the helmet fits snugly on your head. Likewise, your helmet helps to keep your head warm.

Googles are necessary when spending time in the sun and snow. When the winter snow hits the sun, it causes a glare which is harmful to the eye. Tinted goggles protect your eyes from the sun. They also protect your eyes from the wind and snow as you race towards your destination. If you wear prescription glasses, you can even have your goggles made to fit snugly over them.

 

Keep Warm With a Sideline Parka

Hypothermia is a real danger out on the ski slopes. Hypothermia happens when the body temperature drops. Exposure to cold and wind out on the slopes can cause hypothermia. Symptoms include feeling chilled, stuttering and stumbling. Hypothermia is preventable by wearing the right clothing.

Having the right clothing is just as important as having the right equipment. Sideline parkas are just right for keeping you warm as your friends take a turn blasting down the slopes. Sideline parkas have long sleeves and a waterproof outer shell. A warm heavyweight fleece lining keeps you warm and toasty in all kinds of weather.

Under your sideline parka, you want to dress in layers. That way, you can remove a layer if the day gets warm. Remember, your base layer should consist of long underwear made of a breathable material. A neck gaiter is an often forgotten item. However, keep in mind that space in between your helmet and top layer. Of course, you should always have hats and gloves to keep your extremities warm.

20 Degrees Below Will Custom Design A Fabulous Sideline Parka

Whether you are looking for warmth and style at the slope for one person or for your whole team, 20 Degrees Below is ready to help you. Custom made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, our sideline parkas will keep you warm throughout a cold and wet winter ski season.