Snowmobile riders have to brave the sometime frigid weather conditions to spend time enjoying time riding. Besides the cold temperatures they also have to be well ventilated to keep from perspiring too much. Perspiration is dangerous in cold conditions because it lowers the body temperature. It is also important to stay dry. Snowmobiling is a fun sport but it is also a wet sport, outerwear should be water and wind resistant. The best way to dress for warmth in cold weather is to wear layers of clothing, starting with your underwear. techpiled
Cold weather is the time to consider wearing thermal underwear. Thermal underwear is designed to keep warmth in. There are all sorts of thermal undergarment options but snowmobilers and other cold weather enthusiasts should consider wearing a base layer system for warmth. A base layer system consists of a base layer, which is the first layer of clothing followed by two additional layers, a second layer for insulation and a third outer layer for keeping the elements out. The base system will regulate how quickly you cool down after sweating and will not let you cool down too much. It is in direct contact with the skin. The material used can be a number of different synthetic hi-tech fabrics. They all generally have a few things in common. They are lightweight, absorb little moistures and are durable. Both upper and lower body covering are needed. realisticmag
The second layer is for insulation, Polyester is a common material for insulation. Polyester can take on a number of different looks. One of the qualities of polyester is its ability to trap air, which helps to retain body heat by trapping still air next to the body. Popular types of polyester are fleece, which is mostly made of the fabric, bunting and pile. Pile is the thickest of the three fabrics. All three are napped to varying degrees. The napping helps retain air. The treated polyesters also remove moisture from the body and transport it to the outer layer where it dries quickly.
The final outer layer is the outermost covering; it is called the shell in the base layer system. The shell is the only layer that comes in contact with the outdoor elements. It differs from the first two layers because it repels wind and water. It is also a breathable fabric and releases body moisture. Because this layer doesn’t come in contact with the skin it is usually made of a more durable material which can help protect the skin from injuries such as scrapes and cuts. This layer is commonly called a windbreaker. Again both an upper body covering and a lower body covering, in the form of snow pants or bib overalls should be worn. urbanclutch
· There are other layers of outer covering that are useful for ; you should cover your head with a hat. Most heat leaves the body through the head.
· Gloves are also important, fleece is a common fabric for gloves because of its ability to trap heat and remove moisture. A 300-weight fleece is good for cold weather.
· In really cold weather you may need a hood, again most hoods are made of a synthetic fabric that removes moisture and retains heat. thekayelist
· Depending on what type of snowmobiling you are planning to do, you may want to add extra protective outer layer clothing such as a chest plate vest, knee and elbow pads and, a racing collar or shin guards.