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Fabrics for Ski & Snowboard Clothes
Before your days of skiing or snowboarding, you have to get dressed up in something that makes you feel great and realy keep you cozy, warm, and dry. Wrong gear will leave you feeling miserable and even endangering your life.
Leave the cotton clothes at home and stick to synthetic or wool fabrics. Once cotton clothes gets wet, either from sweat, rain or snow, it won't dry out, and leaving you damp and cold on the freezing snow.  How your clothes can keep you warm and dry? The layers near your body serve two purposes. They insulate you and wick away sweat so you don't end up feeling cold and clammy.
Choosing underwears or kivvies made of quick-dry, synthetic fabric. Base layer should be synthetic or wool. A mid- to heavy-weight is good depending on the rest of your gear. It can help you to stay toasty and warm.  Some kinds of lightweight fabrics with fleece, thermal insulation works well for mid layer.  Outer layers need to be water resistant. Skiing & snowboarding pants and jackets are insulated to varying degrees, which influences the other layers you choose. If your jacket isn't insulated so you need layer more on top, using a heavy base layer plus a mid layer underneath your jacket.  To look for pants that aren't constricting and are waterproof. As a skier, you will spend some time on your butt in the snow. Some pants are insulated, while others are just a shell. You should go for insulated and wear a base layer underneath.  Looking for a comfortable fit paired with waterproof fabric. Both insulated or hardshell work great. You will have a base and mid layer on which will require a little extra space.  Select gloves that are made for freezing temps and are water resistant. 
Ski jackets and snowboard jackets are similar but there are some small differences between the two. The snowboard jackets are looser and baggier than the ski jacket equivalent in the same size.  Snowboard jackets are also longer in length and come down over your trousers more than a ski jacket. Just like the jacket, the trousers or pants that snowboarders wear are baggier and looser than their ski alternative. The argument goes that snowboarders move their body more so need more room to move. Both jackets and pants of ski and snowboard sports are waterproof, windproof and designed to keep you warm and dry. They are use the same materials to insulate from the cold and stay waterproof. Typically a warm fleece lining sits behind a fully waterproof shell.