If you’re new to snowboarding, you might not know that there are three essential layers in a snowboarder’s gear. The base layer is responsible for keeping you warm, the mid layer provides insulation, and the outer layer protects you from the elements. This blog post will take a closer look at each of these layers and what they do to help you enjoy your time on the slopes. So, keep these three layers in mind whether you’re just getting started or looking to upgrade your gear.
Layers – the main principle of choosing clothes
Every snowboarder must have three layers of equipment.
The first is thermal underwear
The best underwear for keeping warm should keep your body cool. It should be made of linen to absorb moisture and keep you dry, and also be made of synthetics like polyester. Some thermal underwear also has elastane to ensure it fits snugly against your body.
The first layer of a snowboarder’s outfit consists of a T-shirt, pants, and high socks. When choosing these elements, it is necessary to observe the dimensions strictly. Small underwear will not allow the snowboarder to move well, and a large one will not remove moisture from the body quickly enough.
The second one is a heater
The next task is to keep heat in and remove excess heat. A good option for insulation is a fleece sweatshirt or snowboard hoodie. This material can perfectly retain heat, and it will also help evaporate moisture. Only choose cotton or wool because they will work better. Make sure to choose clothes that fit well, so they are not too tight and do not have wrinkles.
The third is the membrane
This layer is the most important because it affects all the other layers. It is also the most expensive and high-tech.
The most important things to look for in clothing are that it won’t let moisture in from the outside and won’t prevent moisture from evaporating from the inside. Manufacturers put parameters on clothing that reflect the characteristics of the membrane. For example, with the designation “Waterproof (or Waterresist) 10000 mm,” it becomes clear that the top layer of clothing is 1 sq. cm and will withstand a pressure of 10 liters of moisture. The “Breathable 10000 gr” designation means that 1 square meter of material can evaporate 10 liters of water. The higher the number, the better the material can breathe. RET is another way to measure how well a fabric breathes. The lower the number, the better air will circulate through the clothing. Women’s and men’s clothing do not differ in these parameters.