Thursday, November 6, 2014 9:46:24 AM America/Denver
Most people understand that if you’re going out into the cold, you will need layers. This is also true for snowmobiling. The difference is the convenience of your layers and the materials they’re made from.
When choosing clothing to layer up, make sure the clothing can also be removed fairly easy. When you’re out on your snowmobile you don’t want to have to spend a lot of trying to figure out how to get something off. You want something like an easy zipper that you can access without having to take gloves off.
The material of your layers should be breathable yet waterproof. The industry standard is Gore Tex. Most normal everyday clothing is not made this way. You will probably have to go to a powersports store to find just the right material. If your clothing doesn't breathe you will end up wet from your sweat. This only leaves you cold when you stop.
Make sure your boots are made for snow. This means they should be waterproof. They should also be high enough on your shins so snow won’t be able to get in.
Your gloves need to be insulated, yet movable so you can have a good grip on your handle bars. They make gloves specifically for snowmobiling that work really good. Keeping your hands warm is extremely important in winter conditions.
While layering your clothing provides warmth, it also provides protection and shock absorption. Snowmobile shocks are made to absorb large bumps and vibrations, but padding keeps your body from bruising. A snowmobile shock isn’t going to provide that kind of protection. The snowmobile shocks will mainly keep you from flying off your snowmobile, so make sure you layer up for a more comfortable ride.
Snowmobiling apparel is a huge deal because of the harsh weather conditions. Layer up with the right kind of clothing. When you’re out on a snowmobile, you will want to be warm and dry in order to really enjoy the ride.