Ski wear for Men & Children

Back in October I shared with you some lovely ski wear options for Ladies and promised to come back with some options for men and children.  The same tips on picking ski wear for ladies applies to the gents and little ones too.  I ended up going for a Killy jacket, Schoffel pants and mittens instead of gloves.  I had always steered away from mittens, as it’s a bit harder to get things in and out of pockets etc. etc.  However, when I was buying my jacket and pants, the wonderful sales guy at Snow & Rock in Harrods said he would take a pair of mittens over gloves any day, as they help to keep the hands a lot warmer.  Knowing my feet were going to be super toasty in my heated boots, I took the sales assistant’s advice and opted for mittens, and boy am I glad I did.  With temperatures of -22C, my hands stayed warm on every outing on the slopes.  But enough of my chat, here’s my chosen outfits.

Children's ski wear

  1. Tresspass Blaine ski jacket, £54.99 from Little Skiers
  2. Tresspass Marvelous ski pants, £32.99 from Little Skiers
  3. Matteo all-in one snowsuit, £39.99 from Mountain Warehouse
  4. Trespass Candy Pop ski package, £60 from Ski Trek
  5. Didriksons all-in one snowsuit, £80  from Simply Piste

 

Ski Wear for Men

  1. Spyder Bromont jacket, £675 from Snow & Rock
  2. Arc’teryx Beta AR pants, £270 from Snow & Rock
  3. Helly Hansen Viper jacket, £154 from Helly Hansen
  4. Helly Hansen Trans ski pants, £110 from Helly Hansen
  5. Tresspass Igloo jacket, £69.99 from Ski Wear 2Go
  6. Dive2B ski pants, £38.99 from Ski Wear 2Go

Have any of you been skiing yet this season?  I’d love to hear where you’ve been or where you’re going.

 

With much love
The Domestic Princess
xoxo

Let it snow: dressing for the slopes

In just 9 short weeks, I will be swishing (elegantly?!) down the slopes of Park City, Utah.  The last time I donned a ski jacket and salopettes was February 2006, when we went to Chamonix.  Back then I was quite much heavier than I am now, so I’m guessing that my old ski jackets and salopettes won’t actually fit me any more.  In light of this, I’ve been having a look around for some new gear and thought I’d share some of the items that have grabbed my attention!  I also came across some good options for men and children, so will share those with you shortly.

  1. Arc’teryx Women’s Beta FL GTX Active Jacket, £349.99 from Ellis Brigham
  2. Spyder Women’s Winner Tailored Fit Pant, £220 from Snow & Rock
  3. Kjus Women’s Ray Jacket, £560 from Snow & Rock
  4. Kjus Women’s Formula Pants, £370 from Snow & Rock
  5. Columbia Women’s Lay D Down Ski Jacket, £142.50 from Ski & Trek
  6. Trespass Women’s Meredith Ski Pants, £74.95 from Ski & Trek

Domestic Princess tips

  1. Decide which type of jacket you want: insulated or shell.  There’s no right answer – it all depends upon your body’s temperature regulation.  If you get hot quickly, go for a shell and if you’re the type that feels the cold more, then an insulated jacket will be more suitable for you.
  2. Insulated jackets are typically measured in grams.  The greater the weight in grams, the toastier the jacket will be.  A jacket with down filling will probably have around an 800g weighting.  If you feel the cold, opt for the highest gram weighting jacket you can find.
  3. Shell jackets offer protection from the wind and are normally waterproof.  However, they don’t provide any built-in insulation.  The Domestic Prince chooses to ski in one of these sometimes, normally if he’s taken a ski trip later in the season.  He’s a naturally warm blooded person who doesn’t need to be bundled up as much as me!
  4. If you don’t want to be soaked through to the skin, then you’ll want to look at the waterproof rating of the jacket you’re considering purchasing.  Waterproof ratings are measured in millimetres – the higher the number, the more waterproof the jacket will be.
  5. Another thing to consider when purchasing your jacket is the breathability rating.  The breathability rating measures how effective the jacket is at letting moisture from the inside, out.  The higher the number, the more moisture is allowed to escape, thus more breathable.
  6. Look for fully taped seams, as this will mean the jacket and pants are more waterproof. However, these will be more expensive than critically taped items.
  7. Always try ski jackets on over the type of layers you will be wearing on the slopes.

 

I am sooooo excited about hitting the slopes again!!  Can you guess which jacket and pants I’ll be going for?

With much love
The Domestic Princess
xoxo

 

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