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How Should I Dress For Snowmobiling?

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If you are a professional racer or a snowmobile enthusiast and you go racing along with a snowmobile in a mountainous region, it’s very crucial to have the perfect snowmobiling gear to stay warm and also to stay safe. Snowmobile clothing can make or break the riding fun and also, they can have a huge influence on your safety too.

The apparel you wear has the primary job of keeping you safe, but it will also keep you warm and comfortable. Care should be taken that you wear the clothing that is easily breathable and waterproof. There are plenty of great clothing tailor-made for the sport of snowmobiling if you choose to shop from Klim snowmobile gear of Rocky Mountain Snowmobile online stores.

What to wear?

If you want your day on the mountain or trails to be enjoyable then you must take care to go with the apt snowmobile apparel. With the superior quality base layers and mid-layers of clothing, you will not only be warm, but they will also give you the option of taking out the outer layer if the temperature increases. Your outer layer will normally consist of an insulated jacket with bibs or pants, or you can go with a snowmobile suit depending on your comfort. The most basic thing to remember is to never use cotton materials in all of the clothing layers because cotton will easily get wet and does not wick moisture away from your body, thereby highly risking your safety and comfort. Below is the list of apparels to wear while snowmobiling:

Underlayer or base clothing:

The base layer of clothing is the first layer close to your skin and is important for staying secure and feeling comfortable while snowmobiling. On freezing days, these base layers can act as a shield from wind chills and cold. If you feel sweaty then you may takeout the outer layer, but if you miss putting them on before you start, you are in danger.

This base layer should be made up of polyester or synthetic-blend that is covering from top to bottom and breathable, lightweight and not tight or restrictive. You can also use a couple of light layers rather than one heavy layer. Staying away from cotton and the use of materials like polyester blends or other synthetic blends are recommended because they dry quickly and wick moisture easily from the skin.

Snowmobile Suits:

Snowmobile suits are crafted for providing both warmth and comfort while riding. They generally consist of a jacket worn over a pair of insulated bibs or pants. The major goal is to protect you from the cold, wind chill and frostbite. The outside shell of your apparel should be windproof and waterproof. Generally, fabrics used in snowmobile suits are acrylic, gore-tex or other synthetic materials. Even here you should refrain from wearing cotton jackets, pants or bibs because they can easily become wet with from the snow and freeze you. Klim snowmobile gears will provide you with the best windproof and waterproof materials and with stretchable fit it will allow free movement while riding. If you are a regular snowmobile rider then you can opt for special snowmobile suits tailored with a built-in approved floatation device.

Balaclava/Face Mask:

Along with taking care of keeping the body warm, you should also ensure that your face remains snugged too. Balaclavas or face masks are very crucial at the time of extremely cold temperatures to avoid frostbite. Even here, some factors are to be considered while choosing the right fabric.


Helmets will make sure about the safety and avoid unwanted injuries that may probably occur during a crash. You need to ensure that you wear a DOT-approved helmet that is properly fitted to your face with the firm strap beneath the chin so that you are secured completely.

Eye Protection:

Eye protection is very vital and involves a helmet visor, goggles, and sunglasses. They secure the eyes from snow, tree limbs and ice kicked up from other snowmobiles flying debris, as well as secure the eyes from the wind and cold. There are different colored lenses available for both cloudy and sunny days.


Gloves are a key part of the riding gear since these will repel water and wind and holding your hands warm. Gloves that possess a gauntlet extending over the wrist, above the cuff of the jacket sleeve, make sure that wind will not escape inside your gears. These gloves must give you the freedom to operate the snowmobile freely and comfortably. Fleece or wool glove liners, worn as a layer with regular gloves, will aid you in adjusting to colder or warmer weather because you may always add or remove them.


No cotton materials here too. Use materials made of thin nylon, wool, fleece, silk or other synthetic blends. It is advised to carry some extra pair of socks so that you can use them if you begin to feel your feet getting cold. Non-cotton socks are always a good option for keeping your feet warm since they help wick moisture away from the skin.


Boots will be your first line of contact with the snow and as the jackets, they are very important. Choose boots that are made up of a combination of materials like rubber, waterproof bottom and a synthetic upper layer that will easily repel the snow. It should have a breathable liner made of fleece, wool or any synthetic fabric that keeps off moisture and can be removable if necessary. It also needs to fit you well.


You will require top-quality apparel and gear to make sure that the snowmobiling experience is secured and enjoyable. It is very important to dress in multiple layers to be ready for extreme weather conditions that can change drastically in the same day. If you are looking for the best quality and fashionable trends then you must opt for Klim snowmobile gear available at Rocky Mountain Snowmobile online stores.