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The list of equipment to buy to go skiing


Do you love winter sports? To make the most of it, it is better to be well equipped. This year, invest and find equipment

Whether you prefer the Alps or the Pyrenees, there are many regions in France where you can ski.

If you want your winter sports week to be successful, remember to have the right equipment.

Clothing, accessories, safety equipment, protection against the sun… there is no shortage of items to have.

Below are all the essentials to buy.

They are suitable for downhill skiing, but also cross-country skiing.

That way you have the choice and enjoy maximum versatility.

Discover our suggestions and all our recommendations for selecting the right ski equipment.

Our selection :

  • Ski socks, Occulto

  • Set of 2 Ambre Solaire lip balms, Garnier

  • Heaters, Com Oven

  • Ski gloves, Andiker

  • Thermal t-shirt, Iris & Lilly

  • Burton Neck Gaiter, Cora

  • Ski goggles, Findway

  • Instinct Visor Ski Helmet, Uvex

  • Ski socks, Occulto

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    Used all day when skiing, the feet must be pampered.

    Start by wearing these Occulto ski socks.

    This is a 2 pair pack and they are machine washable.

    These socks are very breathable and have padded areas for optimal solidity.

    They go up to the knees and the seams are flat to feel them as little as possible.

    • two pairs

    • Machine washable

    • breathable

    • Padded areas

    • Up to the knees

    • Comfortable seam

    Set of 2 Ambre Solaire lip balms, Garnier

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    If we generally think of protecting the skin of our face when skiing, we must not forget that of the lips.

    To do this, use this Ambre Solaire lip balm from Garnier.

    It does not leave traces on the lips and filters UVA and UVB rays.

    It has an SPF 20 index and is very nourishing.

    • Pack of 2

    • Invisible

    • SPF20

    • Feeding

    • Protection against UVA and UVB rays

    Heaters, Com Oven

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    Your whole little family will stay warm thanks to these 4 heaters offered by Com Four.

    They can be reused, just put them in boiling water.

    They are decorated with pretty little stars, ideal for your children to want to use them.

    They are large in size for maximum warmth.

    However, we regret that they give off a strong smell of plastic.

    • Set of 4

    • little stars

    • Big size

    • plastic smell

    Ski gloves, Andiker

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    When skiing, the hands are particularly exposed.

    So that they do not freeze, gloves are necessary.

    This pair from the Andiker brand is very affordable.

    These gloves are covered with a non-slip coating and have a tightening strap at the wrist.

    The fleece lining is warm and soft.

    Touch zones are present to be able to use your smartphone.

    • Price

    • Non-slip

    • Tightening strap

    • Warm and soft lining

    • Tactile

    • Versatile

    Thermal t-shirt, Iris & Lilly

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    Protect yourself from the cold with these thermal t-shirts from Iris & Lilly.

    This is a set of 2 and they are machine washable for easy care.

    These t shirts are available in several colors and their collar is crew neck.

    Note, however, that they run small.

    The seams may also lack strength.

    • Pack of 2

    • Thermal

    • Machine washable

    • Crew neck

    • Several colors

    • Seams

    Neck warmer, Burton Cora

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    In general, ski suits or jackets are too tight at the neck to put on a scarf.

    The solution ?

    A neck warmer.

    This model signed Burton Cora is available in several colors and easy to use.

    It goes in the washing machine for easy cleaning.

    On the other hand, it is quite expensive, especially since it is made of polyester.

    • Several colors

    • Machine washable

    • Easy to use

    • Price

    • Polyester

    Ski goggles, Findway

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    Don't be dazzled by the sun using this Findway brand ski goggle.

    It is anti-fog and anti-scratch for maximum resistance and comfort.

    It is compatible with prescription glasses and can be worn with a helmet.

    Attention, this mask is intended for strong luminosity.

    If it is gray, it will be a bit dark.

    • Visibility

    • Antifog

    • Anti-scratch

    • 100% UV protection

    • Glasses compatible

    • Helmet compatible

    • a bit dark

    Instinct Visor Ski Helmet, Uvex

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    To avoid any risk of injury on the slopes, there's nothing like this Instinct Visor ski helmet from Uvex.

    It absorbs shock well and you can adjust it well according to your head.

    A lockable ventilation system is also present.

    Although it has an integrated visor, it lacks strength and can be damaged quickly.

    • Shock absorption

    • Integrated visor

    • Adjustable system

    • Lockable ventilation system

    • Visor solidity

    What to wear to ski?

    Before hitting the ski slopes, you need to put on the right outfit for this activity.

    If you don't want to be cold, it's important to have the right clothes and accessories.

    Let's start with the clothes.

    Bet on technical underwear that will insulate you well from the cold, and above all that will be breathable.

    You should also choose ones that dry quickly so they won't stay wet if you sweat.

    For the legs, consider tights or leggings for optimal comfort.

    Over your technical undershirt, put a fleece that will also retain heat.

    You can also opt for a thin down jacket if you wish.

    For the outer layer, you have the choice between a one-piece suit, or a set consisting of pants and a jacket, it's up to you.

    If you take the whole,

    check that you can tighten the waist of the pants and the bottom of the jacket to prevent the air from passing through as much as possible.

    Another essential point, choose well waterproof elements to prevent the snow from passing through while you ski.

    In addition to clothes, accessories will be indispensable.

    Gloves and a hat will keep you warm.

    Ditto for the balaclava that will protect your neck.

    For your eyes, don't forget the mask or sunglasses.

    The light reflects a lot on the snow which can be annoying and damage the eyes.

    Sunscreen will also be helpful for your skin.

    Finally, for safety, the helmet will be essential, especially in the event of a fall.

    How to pack for skiing?

    Even if the ski equipment is well thought out, it is still bulky.

    It is therefore necessary to organize well to pack your suitcase.

    It is better to put heavy and bulky items on first, such as shoes or a helmet.

    If you wait until the last moment, you may run out of room for them.

    Then place the pants and the jumpsuit, then finish with the t-shirts or sweaters that you can roll up to save space.

    Little tip, during the journey, wear the most bulky items, for example après-ski, this way you will save space.

    Source: leparis

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