Snowboarding Base Layers
Temps in the rockies can get quite cold. During our cold snaps it feels nearly impossible to stay warm for long outside. A common question for visitors in the shop has been, how can I stay warm on the mountain?! The first step is a good base layer. We’re talking about technical snowboarding socks, leggings, long sleeve shirt and a balaclava. You want this layer to fit close to your body and have wicking properties so you don't feel damp and wet if you work up a sweat. These days you can even get leggings, long sleeve and balaclava all in one handy Ninjasuit.
Ninja suits have you covered from head to ankle and are a fantastic base layer. Most have built in balacalava hoods, some are made from ultra warm merino wool. Fear not, these are easy to unzip when nature calls. The ladies fit even has a ponytail hole at the back of the neck. The price may seem daunting but when you factor in how many pieces the Ninja Suits covers you for, it just may be the option that's best for your pocketbook.
Ladies Base Layers from Eivy & Burton
Eivy is a functional base layer line for women that doubles as streetwear. They're made primarily from a four way stretch, moisture wicking, recycled fabric that's brushed on the inside for maximum comfort. The Women's Burton [ak] Helium Powergrid fleece layers are designed for high-output activities where sweat wicking and breathability are a must. Perfect for splitboarding and winter hiking.
Mens Base Layers from The North Face
The North Face Men's Summit Series Pro 120 base layers are a comfortable first layer for higher output activities. With low-profile seams to minimize bulk and maximize comfort, the fitted Summit Series Pro 120 layers are adventure-ready, lightweight base layer made for any type of cold-weather exploration. DotKnit fabric helps manage moisture build-up, while a wide elastic mesh waistband & thumbholes make for a comfortable fit when pushing the limits.
Balaclavas, Neckwarmers, Hoods
A neck warmer, balaclava or hood is essential for blocking wind on your face, neck and ears. On the coldest days you may want to layer first with a snug balaclava face layer and wear a hood, beanie or neck warmer on top for additional warmth.
We offer a range of lightweight to heavy weight socks that have various technical features. Some socks have extra support in the foot arch that can help prevent foot pain. If your toes get cold on the mountain doubling up socks might not always be your best option. It can lead to reduced breathability which can actually lead to sweaty and colder feet. Stick to one pair merino wool socks with some sticky toe warmers on colder days.
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