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Long Underwear

 

Womens Long Underwear Shopping Tips

 

Snowboarding often takes place in more extreme conditions, mainly the cold. One of the most important pieces of womens snowboard clothes is the long underwear. On chilly winter days, basic under garments are not going to cut it, you need the extra warmth and protection of a good set of long underwear. When it comes to snowboarding, layering is key. It is important to follow the three layer system, a base layer of long underwear, a mid layer and outer layer. This allows you to remove or add layers as needed, depending on cold the weather is.

 

There are two main components of long underwear, the ability to wick away moisture and insulate you. Moisture wicking properties in the underwear means that the they will absorb your sweat from your skin and move it away from your body. In this way the long underwear keeps you dry and comfortable. If the underwear does not have wicking properties, your sweat will stick to your base layer and become heavier and make you colder than before. For this reason, it is important to avoid cotton long underwear. Cotton does not wick or dry quickly.

 

The second important property of long underwear is its ability to keep you warm. Your long underwear is the first layer against your skin, so it should retain the most heat possible. Keep in mind that there are different weights available for long underwear, heavy weight, mid weight, and lightweight. Which weight you should purchase will depend upon the conditions you will be riding in and how cold you get when you’re riding. For the best heat retention and comfort, make sure you pick a pair that fits snuggly, but not too tight where it restricts your movement.

 

There are a couple extra features you may want to consider before purchasing underwear. The first is the softness of the underwear. Long underwear can be very technical, but when it comes down to it, if the long underwear isn’t comfortable, you’re not going to wear it. Fleece underwear seems to be the softer material, but synthetics can also be very soft as well. Another feature to consider is anti order abilities. After a long day of riding, your  long underwear can become somewhat smelly. Anti order properties will manage this problem so that when you get to the lodge at the end of the day, your fellow boarders won’t go running when you take off your jacket.

 

Check out our selection of womens long underwear here at snowboards.com and find the perfect base layer for your needs.

 

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