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Category: Skiing

Skiing is a favorite winter outdoor activity of mine.

  • How To Wash Snowboard Jackets? (Machine, By Hand, Drying!)

    How To Wash Snowboard Jackets? (Machine, By Hand, Drying!)

    Are you an outdoor enthusiast who is looking to wash a snowboard jacket? Knowing how to care for your gear properly can help it last longer and keep you warm while out on the slopes. Whether you have a waterproof shell or simply nylon and polyester layers, there are certain steps that need to be…

  • How Long Do Waterproof Jackets Last? A Guide to Rain Jacket Durability

    How Long Do Waterproof Jackets Last? A Guide to Rain Jacket Durability

    We all know that waterproof jackets are essential for staying dry in the elements but not everyone knows just how long they can be expected to stay effective? A good waterproof jacket made from rubber or PU coated polyester can last for decades, whereas modern shell jackets will slowly loose breathability and water resistance (especially…

  • Are Puffer Jackets Warm? (How Warm? Answered!)

    Are Puffer Jackets Warm? (How Warm? Answered!)

    Puffer jackets, sometimes referred to as “down jackets” although they don’t always contain real down, are a popular winter fashion staple – but how warm are puffer jackets really? Puffer jackets are very warm and warm enough for most winters. A good down jacket will keep you comfortable down to around -15F (-26C). The exact…

  • Are Ski Jackets Waterproof or Not? (Do They Need To Be?)

    Are Ski Jackets Waterproof or Not? (Do They Need To Be?)

    Are jackets commonly used for skiing waterproof? This is a question that many outdoor enthusiasts and skiers ask. I personally use my skiing jacket for hiking as well as skiing, so knowing about it rain-proof capabilities is a must! Down jackets have become increasingly popular for skiing in recent years due to their lightweight, warm…

  • Is Fleece Breathable? What Is It Made From?

    Is Fleece Breathable? What Is It Made From?

    In this blog post we’ll be taking a closer look at the breathability of polyester fleece, exploring how fleece jackets can offer both insulation and ventilation at the same time! While fleece is not as breathable as natural fabrics such as wool, it is generally more breathable than cotton and denser synthetic fabrics. This is…

  • Are Polyester Jackets Good for Winter? (Explained!)

    Are Polyester Jackets Good for Winter? (Explained!)

    When it comes to staying warm in winter, polyester is often overlooked as a material. But the truth is, polyester can be just as effective at keeping you warm as any other fabric – if not more so! Modern technology has made it possible to make polyester filling for winter jackets that is almost as…

  • Are Wool Gloves Good for Snow? (Which ones are best?)

    Are Wool Gloves Good for Snow? (Which ones are best?)

    There are two main reasons why wool gloves are a good choice for snow sports. First, wool is naturally very insulating, and wearing it will keep your hands warm in cold temperatures. Due to wools high insulation ability, gloves can be made thinner than other materials Wool is a great material for gloves (my favorite!)…

  • Is Polyester Warm? Does Polyester Keep You Warm?

    Is Polyester Warm? Does Polyester Keep You Warm?

    When it comes to outdoor gear, there are numerous materials to choose from, and for many people it comes down to natural fabrics like wool, silk and down or synthetic fabrics like polyester. While there is no doubt that down and wool are warm, how do the synthetic fabrics do when it comes to warmth?…

  • Waterproofing Outdoor Fabrics – The Ultimate Guide!

    Waterproofing Outdoor Fabrics – The Ultimate Guide!

    Are you tired of your outdoor jacket getting soaked in the rain? Do you want to keep warm and dry on your next hiking trip? Waterproofing your outdoor fabrics is a great way to protect against the elements and extend the life of your gear. Generally speaking though, some popular choices include DWR and silicone…

  • How to Best Wash a Camelbak Backpack?

    How to Best Wash a Camelbak Backpack?

    Do you ever wonder how to wash a Camelbak backpack? If you have used your Camelbak backpack for a while, chances are that it will need to be washed or at least cleaned. Most Camelbak backpacks are made from 600D polyester and/or 420D nylon , which means that most Camelbak backpack models can be safely…