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Old 12-01-2010, 10:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sweaters for skiing, what do you recommend

Hey everyone, I'm going skiing for the first time and I wanted to have some tips.
I was cheking online and I saw the Helly Hansen gear is pretty good, so I probably will but my jacket and pants over there.
First question, should I get two pairs of pants? or is one enough? I'm going there for 10days at a friends chalet... (pretty exciting right?)
Anyways, so I wanted to know what you thought about that brand...
And for the sweaters, should I put one under the jacket or can I just wear a turtle neck?
i saw a couple of sweaters of this brand:" Kuhl", what do you think about it?
here are the prices that I found for them, Kuhl sweater - Shopping Search Engine - Twenga.com how much i spend on a sweater? I know these may seem likepretty stupid questions, but I usually go to the beach so i just need a swimsuit!
anyways, back to the topic, the jackets for Helly Hansen I was thinking of maybe getting this...

What do you think? Thick enough?
Im going to the French Alps.. So Im not sure what the weather is like, but I'm sure its cold ^^
Anyways thanks alot for your help
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You don't necessarily need a sweater. You do need a good base layer, polyester or even better yet, polypropelene (this layer will wick the moisture from your skin and keep it dry, even if you are sweating) second, you need a good mid-layer a couple of polyester (or similar) fleeces would be perfect (this layer is the one that keeps you warm)if you get too warm you can always take a layer off. If you get too cold and don't have the necessary equipment, you are screwed.
Finally you need a good shell, it pretty just much keeps you dry. The parka that you have pictured would work perfectly. What you want to look for is that it has vents (in the pits, a couple in the front and maybe even one it the back) They help you release heat and let the air flow when you get too warm. A good parka will have them.
You only need one pair of pants, you will need to have a base layer and may even want to have a fleece mid-layer for you legs too.
By the way where in France are you going? I went to Chamonix a few years ago, it was kick ass.
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