Is it time for the kids to join you on the slopes? Well, it sounds like our time to help you with choosing the perfect snow suit for them.
If your family is the kind to hop over to a ski resort as soon as the winter weather arrives, then you’ll know all too well that preparing for a skiing holiday for a family is more than just packing a suitcase.
If the kids have outgrown their last ski suit or if it’s their first time going, there are plenty of options here at Trespass when it comes to getting the right fit and style for their ski suit.
For first-time skiers, there are a few things to look out for when purchasing ski suits that are essential to consider when heading to sub-zero temperatures.
We also offer other options for kids so you can choose between an all-in-one suit, a jacket and ski pants combo – or even both, depending on what they’d prefer or feel more comfortable in. Both options offer protection in the snow, although their unique designs offer slightly different features, which we will talk you through below.
To the snow, let’s go!
Ski wear is purposely designed to withstand even the most extreme weather conditions and offers greater protection than regular waterproof clothing. When temperatures on the slopes drop as low as -15°C, even on a mild day, keeping warm and dry is crucial for your safety, and skiwear makes it possible to be so in comfort without tons of bulky layering.
So, what are the must-have features to check when shopping?
- A high rating for waterproof (measured in millimetres, i.e. 5,000mm)
- A high breathability rating (measured in mvp, i.e. 5,000mvp)
- Taped seams
- Insulation (detachable or fixed layer)
- Adjustable hem and cuffs
- Vents (back or underarm)
- Removable/adjustable hood
- Ankle gaiters
- Reinforced knee padding
- Elasticated waist
- A variety of different zip pockets (internal and external)
- A snow skirt (removable or otherwise)
The above features are certainly the most important, however, you may not necessarily find products that tick each and every box.
Certain features can be enhanced with additional materials. For example, for further insulation it is important to layer with a fleece as there is no guarantee that a jacket will always provide enough warmth. Better safe than sorry, folks!
Advantages of Separate Ski Suits
There are certain advantages that come with separate ski suits that are worth bearing in mind to help you decide what is best for your family.
Firstly, ski jackets and pants combos are often made matching and these can be cheaper to purchase than all-in-one suits. Who doesn’t like a bargain?
Advantages of All-In-One Ski Suits
All-in-one kids’ ski suits offer many advantages as they are hassle-free, easy to wear and do not require as much upkeep or fixing when out on the slopes. They also offer the benefit of not allowing as much snow with the fact that there is no break in the fabric.
These also tend to be warmer (and more windproof) than separate ski garments, as more body heat is trapped between the insulating layers. Throw in the fact that additional padding provides a uniform shape that shields the kids from falls and reduces impact, we’re sold.