In the past decade, snowboarding has become one of the hottest winter sports. As such, each winter season, you will likely see thousands of new and seasoned snowboarders at the resorts. Some are dressed appropriately. Others are wearing things such as baseball jackets and other types of clothing that will do precious little to keep you warm and dry. If you are a new snowboarder, here is some advice about buying a snowboarding jacket.
Tips & Warnings
It's better to insulate through wearing layers than it is to buy a heavily-insulated jacket. You can always remove layers, but you can't remove the insulation.
Short fitted jackets may be attractive, but they do little to keep you warm. One-piece ski suits keep you warm, but pose obvious problems for female snowboarders.
Short fitted jackets may be attractive, but they do little to keep you warm.
One-piece ski suits keep you warm, but pose obvious problems for female snowboarders.
Article Written By Lisa Mercer
In 1999, Lisa Mercer’s fitness, travel and skiing expertise inspired a writing career. Her books include "Open Your Heart with Winter Fitness" and "101 Women's Fitness Tips." Her articles have appeared in "Aspen Magazine," "HerSports," "32 Degrees," "Pregnancy Magazine" and "Wired." Mercer has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the City College of New York.