Toasty Warm and Cool as a Cucumber...
Looking good and being protected from the elements aren’t always two things that go together. Especially when it comes to winter sports. All too often the clothes that we want to be wearing will be impractical to the point of having to wring them out by lunchtime, and the stuff that really keeps you warm is made in black, or colours that only clowns can pull off.
Thankfully, there is a happy medium, with many of our favourite brands, such as Burton and Airblaster, introducing performance clothing lines for women who like to shred just as hard as their male counterparts. And thanks to the popularity of brands such as Mons Royale, the technical mid-layer is back in style, keeping us warm and dry from first lifts ‘till last orders.
Technical fabrics such as Gore-Tex and merino wool can be a bit more expensive to start off with, but your fingers and toes will be thanking you at the end of the day, especially if you buy something you like that you’ll wear again and again.
So here’s our pick of the best outerwear, base layers and accessories to keep you warm, dry and looking sweet this winter.