The 3-layer system to keep warm on the slopes

How to dress for skiing

Out of a fear of getting cold and wasting the day's skiing, we tend to want to pile on the layers of clothing. However, it only takes 3 technical layers to be warm on the ski slopes. We tell you all...

Great sun and fresh snow, ideal temperature, perfect glide ... These are the perfect conditions for a great day of skiing.
But sometimes the weather is very cold, wind, fog, waiting in the queues at the ski lifts, walking, sweating, etc. All the more reasons to be well dressed to withstand changing temperature.

3 Layers, 3 specific qualities, 3 times the comfort

The 3-layer system is based on a simple principle: water transfers heat 30 times more quickly than air. As, wet skin gets colder 30 times more quickly than dry skin.

So to stay warm in the worst conditions, first of all you must stay dry! Therefore your clothes need to distance body moisture from your skin, keep the air close to the body warm and dry and wick away moisture outwards.

Ski wear:3 complementary layers
The outer layer

Layer no. 3

This waterproof layer aims to protect you from the outside elements (wind, water, snow). But the third layer also aims to wick away the moisture, which has been transferred by the two inner layers, outwards, via the involvement of waterproof and breathable fabrics. 

The mid-layer

Layer no. 2

The main role of the intermediary layer is to keep the air around the body warm and dry. This layer must be very breathable and preferably not waterproof. The liquid vapour produced by the body must pass through it to reach the outer layer.

The second skin layer

Layer no. 1

This layer must beworn close to the skin to wick away the body's perspiration as quickly as possible.~The role of good baselayers is to keep humidity produced away from your to body to keep you dry and warm. A good absorbent fabric draws the liquid moisture and uses the heat of the body to turn it into liquid vapour, for quick drying.

And so you don't get cold legs

For greater comfort, we advise you to wear technical baselayers under your ski pants.

If you are skiing off-piste, or when the temperatures are very low, there are also down second layers, which are worn over the second skin layer and under the ski trousers. 

protecting the extremities

Head, hands, feet: think about protecting your extremities!

The extremities are the parts of the body the most exposed to cold. It is therefore important to ensure they are protected.

To do this, kit yourself out with:
- Technical ski socks
- Gloves and glove liners
- Goggles
- Ski helmet with liner
- Beannie for pauses

Now that you know about all our tips to dress for skiing, you can enjoy the slopes with complete peace of mind!



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