Look for trousers with extra layers of cloth in the seat and knees, which will come into touch with snow and other wet surfaces the most. Many ski trousers include inner or outer thigh vents, or both, to help you cool off on hot days or when trekking. Make sure the waist is not too tight; this will limit your movement and could be uncomfortable while skiing.
The type of material the snowpants are made from is important as well. Look for ones that are water-resistant enough for the weather you plan to wear them in, but also comfortable and flexible. Avoid nylon or polyester fabrics, which may get stiff and cold after washing them several times.
Finally, check the size chart before you buy. Most manufacturers provide measurements in inches, so if you're hassled about finding the right size, think in terms of sizes rather than words. For example, a small in men's snowboarding clothes refers to a size 26, while a small in women's clothing is a size 8. That way you know you're getting close to ordering a size smaller than what you normally wear.
Pants. Find a pair of waterproof pants, such as snow pants, to cover your boots and keep moisture out. Anything that keeps the snow off your skin is a good thing. Keep your track pants, leggings, and other absorbent fabrics for wearing under your snow pants. Have a jacket and hat available for when you get cold or wet.
If you don't have time to change into dry clothes after each run, then make sure those clothes are clean and ready to go next time you hit the slopes. This will help prevent sickness due to changing conditions in body temperature and humidity when you return from your runs.
Of course, if it's really cold outside or you know it's going to snow, then you'll need to make some adjustments. A ski suit protects you from the elements while allowing you to move comfortably. It also looks good when you come down the mountain!
Finally, don't forget to drink plenty of water while skiing. Dehydration can happen quickly in the mountains, so be sure to carry a bottle with you during your ride up and down the hill.
Overall, dressing properly for snowboarding ensures your experience is safe and enjoyable.
If you don't have a pair of snow pants, wind pants, fleece pants, rain pants, fishing waders, or sweatpants will suffice. If your alternate snow gear does not have a waterproof element, you can bring an extra pair of boots. After you've finished sledding, put on the spare pair.
Boots are good because they protect your feet from cold temperatures and any other hazards that may be on the ground. But they can be expensive so only buy ones that you can wear for several hours at a time.
Snow pants are like coveralls for your legs. They usually have elasticized cuffs at the bottom to help keep out the cold. These are useful when you need to work on someone's car in freezing weather or when you're working on an outdoor fire.
Fleece pants are similar to snow pants but instead of being one piece of clothing, they're divided into two parts: one part is regular fabric and the other is a heavier material such as polyester fiberfill. This allows them to keep people warm while still giving them flexibility enough to work with.
Rain pants are designed to be worn over the entire body except for your hands and face. They have large holes in the back of them for breathing and water drains down through the hole in the front.
Ski or snowboard pants (also known as bibs): Waterproof or water resistant and insulated, they can include handy pockets, vents, and features to keep snow out of your boots. Rain pants that are both waterproof and breathable will suffice. For further warmth, layer fleece pants beneath. Footless trousers (aka leggings) are also useful for skiing in.
A jacket: A lightweight shell is all you need in the morning sun or at night time. Fleece-lined jackets are ideal for those cold mornings when you don't want to waste energy on a full-on thermoset coat. In windy conditions, a burly-looking jacket with thick padding on the shoulders is best. A hooded jacket is useful for shielding yourself from snowballs thrown by excited children or falling branches.
Mittens or gloves: If it's below zero outside, the last thing you need is your hands freezing too. Mitten combinations are available for most types of skiing/boarding, while glovesthat cover the entire hand are needed for steep slopes or powder. Mittens should be tight enough to prevent your fingers from turning blue but not so tight that they cause pain when you hit something or act as a brake during difficult turns.
Booties/mufflers: These are overshoes designed to protect your feet from rocks and sticks that may be lying on the ground near the base of the slope.
Avoid wearing jeans since they are not constructed of a flexible material and, when combined with the additional layer of snow pants, may cause you to feel rigid, hindering your ability to turn and move on the slopes.
Additionally, avoid wearing loose-fitting clothing under your jacket or shell. This extra layer can help keep you warm by preventing heat lost through your torso from being transferred to your legs but also prevents you from moving freely, which can reduce your effectiveness as a skier or snowboarder.
Finally, be sure to wear the right footwear for the conditions. If it is snowing or not very cold, then you should be able to get by with regular shoes instead of snow boots. However, if you will be working on steep slopes or standing for long periods of time, then it may be worth the investment in a set of quality snow boots.
Overall, try to think like a snowboarder or skier when choosing what to wear under your coat. They need gear that is flexible, comfortable, and functional. Additionally, make sure that you are able to move your body comfortably while wearing all of this equipment so that you can adjust your strategy on the slope as needed.
Snowy apparel is nearly usually about layers, unless you're hiking in the icy tundras of the North Pole. Depending on how cold or snowy the weather is, you can wear jeans (with tights underneath to keep warm) or snow pants if it's extremely chilly. If it's only slightly cold, then wearing regular old leggings will do the trick.
Of course, if it's not too cold out, then there's no need to worry about this kind of thing. You should probably just go with what feels comfortable.
The important thing is that you are using good sense and common sense when dressing for cold weather. You don't want to put yourself in a situation where you need rescue because you didn't take precautions against exposure.
So whether you're skiing, snowboarding, or just walking around a city park, wear clothes that keep you warm but also allow you to move easily. And most of all, have fun!