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Just Say No to Skiing in Jeans

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It’s not uncommon to see skiiers and snowboarders in jeans.  While you may feel warm walking around the streets of a ski town in jeans with long underwear underneath, it can ruin your trip on a mountain.

Staying warm is more than protecting yourself against cold temperatures.  If you are wet in 30 degree weather, you will feel colder than if you are dry in 15 degree weather.  Jeans do nothing to wick away moisture, so you can end up spending your entire trip cold and wet.  Not exactly an enjoyable way to spend a ski trip you spent hundreds of dollars on.

Most jeans also have to be tucked into your boots.  Putting your boots on tightly but in a comfortable manner will allow you to prevent bruising to your shins.  Tucking jeans into your boots will cause rubbing on your shins, which is uncomfortable and can lead to bruising after less than a day.

You spend money on the trip, why not spend money on gear that will make your trip better?  Sun and Ski has plenty of men’s and women’s ski pants that will keep you both warm and dry during your vacation.

4 Comments on “Just Say No to Skiing in Jeans”

  1. #1 Scott
    on Sep 17th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Not to mention the locals make fun of you for wearing jeans… we’re not in the 80’s anymore… stop starching your pants! =)

  2. #2 derek.detonate
    on Dec 2nd, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    who wears jeans skiing? texans, that’s who.

  3. #3 David
    on Feb 11th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    I wear jeans all the time. They never get wet cuz I never fall…been snowboarding for 20 years. Now for you newbies and klutz types…wear snow pants, and headgear, and elbow pads, and a bright orange hat so us skilled folks can avoid you. Jeans are fine if you don’t suck.

  4. #4 Andy
    on Mar 12th, 2010 at 9:06 am

    David, you’re so good you can also keep the snow from falling?

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