Ski clothing or ski suit is a suit designed and made to be worn over base and intermediate clothing layers while skiing or snowboarding. Ski clothes made for casual winter wear outdoors is also called a snowsuit and are often worn by kids as everyday outerwear in the winter season. Some suits are made specifically for snowboarders but ski apparel can generally be used by either skiers or snowboarders. A ski suit can either be one-piece, jumpsuit style, although this
style is not very popular at this time. The two-piece ski suit, in the
form of a ski jacket and ski trousers or ski bib is the more popular
form of ski clothes.
All better quality ski clothing is made from wind- and water-resistant
or waterproof fabric,
and most have a non-removable liner made of nylon, silk, cotton or
taffeta. Ski apparel is design to keep a person warm and dry while
participating in winter
sports, especially cross-country or down-hill skiing. The liner is
important because it wicks and disperses body perspiration to keep the
inner layers drier. the outerwaear of protection
for the skier id generally referred to as ski attire, but the user often wears a base layer and even
mid-layer(s) to suit individual preference and to match the weather.
Recreational ski attire is generally loose fit for comfort. However, performance skiers such as competitive speed racing and competitive downhill skiing might wear skie attire that is very thin and skintight.
Ski outerwear are often made with Gore-Tex or similar waterproofing
technologies. They are often in the form of a shell suit, to
which the skier adds more or less warm underwear depending on the
One-piece suits cover the torso, arms and legs. They have one or
sometimes two zippers down the front of the suit and usually include a
storm-flap with snaps or buttons. The storm flaps help keep the weather
out of the zippers which are usually not water proof or windproof.