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February 02, 2023 3 min read
Layering is an essential aspect of snowmobiling and winter sports. It ensures that the person stays warm and comfortable in harsh winter weather conditions. Proper layering allows for easy regulation of body temperature by adding or removing layers as needed. This is crucial for snowmobilers, as the activity involves high-speed riding in cold and windy conditions.
A good layering system consists of three main layers: the base layer, the insulation layer, and the outer layer. The base layer is the first layer of clothing that is in direct contact with the skin. It should be made of moisture-wicking material that will keep sweat away from the skin and prevent chilling. The base layer can be made of synthetic materials such as polyester or natural fibers such as merino wool, but polyamida (Supplex) fabric has been proven superior to both. Our base layers 100% Supplex and can be found here.
The insulation layer provides the warmth that is needed in cold weather. This layer is usually made of synthetic materials such as Thinsulate or natural fibers such as down or merino wool. The insulation layer should be thick enough to provide warmth, but not so thick as to restrict movement. The thickness of the insulation layer can be adjusted based on the temperature and the level of activity. The Justice Jacket includes a puffer jacket that is filled with Thinsulate.
The outer layer is the final layer and its main purpose is to protect against wind, snow, and rain. The outer layer should be made of waterproof and windproof material to prevent any moisture from getting in. This layer can be made of from a number of waterproof and windproof materials. JUDGED uses several different types of fabrics and laminates.
In addition to layering, it is important to pay attention to the type of clothing worn for snowmobiling. Snowmobile suits are designed specifically for this activity and provide the necessary protection and insulation needed for snowmobiling. They are made of waterproof and windproof material and are also designed to keep snow out.
Cotton is better forgotten! Cotton is not ideal for winter clothing because it has poor insulating properties and retains moisture, making it uncomfortable and dangerous to wear in cold weather conditions. When cotton gets wet, whether from sweat or precipitation, it loses its insulating properties, leaving the wearer feeling cold and damp. This can lead to hypothermia, a dangerous condition in which the body temperature drops to an abnormally low level. In cold weather, it is important to wear materials that can wick moisture away from the skin, rather than retaining it. Cotton also does not provide much insulation compared to synthetic or natural fibers like wool or fleece. In cold weather, it is important to have good insulation to keep the body warm and to prevent heat loss. Synthetic and natural fibers provide better insulation and are more suitable for cold weather clothing.
Snowmobiling is a popular winter activity that requires proper preparation and clothing. Layering and wearing the right clothing are essential for staying warm and comfortable during the ride. Proper layering allows for easy regulation of body temperature, which is crucial for snowmobilers who are exposed to harsh winter weather conditions. By following the layering system and wearing the right clothing, snowmobilers can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
In conclusion, layering and proper clothing are crucial for snowmobiling. The layering system should consist of a base layer, insulation layer, and outer layer. The base layer should be made of moisture-wicking material, the insulation layer should provide warmth, and the outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Snowmobile suits are also designed specifically for this activity and provide the necessary protection and insulation needed for snowmobiling. By following the layering system and wearing the right clothing, snowmobilers can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience in the great outdoors.
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