The ski season is essentially over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t buy yourself new gear for the following winter season. And with the end of the season approaching, you may be able to find great deals on ski apparel and equipment at your local ski store in Westport. If the time has come to upgrade or replace your old ski jacket, these tips will help you choose the best jacket for your needs and preferences.
Consider Where You Ski
Before you buy a new ski jacket, carefully consider the climate(s) you normally ski in. If you frequently ski in colder climates such as the Canadian Rockies, you will want to buy a jacket with more insulation and wind resistance to keep you warm on the slopes. For more temperate climates, look for a ski jacket with lots of ventilation or a 3-in-1 jacket with removable insulation layers. The moisture and type of snow is also important. If you are skiing in a moist climate, consider getting a jacket with a higher water resistance. Your Westport ski store can also apply a water-resistant finish to your new jacket.
Consider How You Ski
The type of skiing you do is just as important as where you ski, at least when it comes to selecting a new ski jacket. For starters, how you ski will help you choose between a hardshell and insulated jacket. Hardshells are lighter, more versatile, and more technical jackets that are typically used for high-output activities such as backcountry skiing. Insulated jackets, on the other hand, are made specifically for keeping you warm while riding the lifts and shredding downhill. Insulated jackets are typically more popular than hardshells, which is why you can often find these jackets with “user-friendly” features like goggle pockets, pass pockets, and powder skirts.