Snowboarding is an increasingly popular winter sport. Every year, millions of people head to the mountain slopes to enjoy the fresh air and unwind. If you’ve never snowboarded before, learning how to do it and finding the right pieces of equipment do it might seem like mission impossible, but worry not – I got you. For the ultimate experience, besides the obvious piece of equipment – a snowboard – you will also need to have the proper snowboarding gear and clothing. Let’s take a look at the basics.
Snowboarding beginners tend to make the mistake of buying heavy gloves for their first trip to the mountains. After all, snow means cold, right? Wrong, unless you are snowboarding during at the coldest point of the winter season. It is a better idea to pack a light-to-mid-weight pair of gloves that won’t overheat your hands and get them too sweaty, which can put you at the risk or getting your fingers frozen when you cool down.
You may think that wearing a simple T-shirt as a base layer will do the trick. However, cotton’s inability to wick moisture away means that a sweat-soaked thermal can easily freeze you out. To stay on the safe side, it is a better idea to invest in some decent thermals, preferably merino.