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What Should I Wear for Snowmobiling?

Putting Together the Perfect Cold Weather Snowmobile Suit

Snowmobiling is a lot of fun, but if you aren’t dressed properly the weather can make it miserable real quick. So before you hit the powder, make sure you have the best protection for the conditions you are heading out in. Doesn’t matter if you’re new to snowmobiling or looking to improve your comfort, these tips will help you stay warm head-to-toe. 

Staying Warm Takes Layers

When building something great, always start with the foundation. That’s true of protection as well. You want base layers that wick moisture and don’t restrict movement. Our Flex-Wear base layers, such as the Flex-Wear Top and Flex-Wear Bottom, provide that important base for your protection against the cold. Avoid cotton for these layers, as moisture clings to cotton and will keep you wet and cold. 

Suit Up Against Wind and Wet

Outer layers are the first line of defense against whatever Mother Nature and Old Man Winter are hurling at you. You create your own wind-chill just being on the snowmobile, if you throw in more wind or a snowfall on top of that? It gets pretty frigid. You need top-to-bottom coverage. Your best bet? A one piece cold weather snowmobile suit. Our coveralls offer complete body protection including windproof and water-repellent features. Our Iron-Tuff® Coveralls with Hood not only protect your core, arms and legs, but the hood can be drawn around your helmet for additional warmth and protection against the elements. 

Prefer a little more core protection and the ability to adjust your protection? Pair a set of bib overalls with a jacket to get full body protection and create your own snowmobile suit. Something lightweight like our Frostline™ Collection keeps you warm without weighing you down. Our Insulated Softshell Jacket and Bib Overalls keep you protected down to -20°F – there are even Enhanced Visibility and HiVis versions to keep you safe in rough conditions. Super mild weather? Our Softshell Jacket is lighter and has a comfort rating of 20°F. Our PolarForce Parkas for men and women not only offer extended length for more coverage, the detachable hood has a removable fur trim. The fur trim is designed to fight wind and give extra protection to your face. 

Heading out in ridiculously extreme conditions? For the ultimate protection reach for the ErgoForce® Jacket and Bib Overalls. With a comfort rating of -30°F (yes, NEGATIVE THIRTY, you read that right), a completely waterproof outershell and heavy-duty abrasion-resistant fabric that won’t snag or tear when passing through branches, ErgoForce is a powerhouse of outdoor protection. The jacket has 9 pockets too, so keeping personal items close is easy. 

Heads, Hands, and Feet

No outfit is complete without the gear to protect your face, hands and feet. A full face mask or balaclava keeps you warm and protects your skin from the wind and elements. Our Extreme Dual-Layer Clava is form fitting and extra warm. For feet, skip the cotton socks from the box stores. You need socks that won’t fray, keep you warm and fight moisture. You need socks that keep you warm, fight moisture and won’t fall apart with rugged use.  Our Extreme Socks are made of a blend of Merino wool, acrylic and spandex. Waterproof gloves are also an important piece of protection when snowmobiling. Our Frostline Gloves and Dipped Cowhide Leather Mitt are both tough, rated to -25°F and offer protection against the wet.

The right gear can make all the difference. When heading out snowmobiling, make sure you have the right cold weather protection.