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What is a Snow Skirt? What are Gaiters?

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If you’re into exploring snow sports like snowboarding or wintry outdoor adventures, you’ll be familiar with the freezing cold discomfort that can be felt if snow, ice, rain, or sleet manages to gather its way inside your clothing.

Well, it’s finally time to say goodbye to cold discomfort, and hello to true winter warmth!

Thanks to our snow skirts and gaiters, you’ll be exploring the backcountry for hours. No, we aren’t talking about your typical women’s skirts, though those snow skirts are quite fashionable. Even the best merino wool midi skirt isn’t going to protect you from the elements the way these snow skirts will.

Both snow skirts, also called powder skirts and gaiters are specific, intentionally designed elements of larger pieces of clothing. Typically, you’ll find a snow skirt jacket, meaning the powder skirt is attached to the inside of a jacket. This style is typically included in our Boarder Jackets, in order to complement the design and function of the jacket for winter sport protection further.

Whilst our Free Country Boarder Jacket fundamentally maintains warmth while adventuring through snowy terrain and protects you from harsh wind, snow, or slate, it is the inclusion of snow skirts and snow gear gaiters that will take your protection durability to the next level.

Within the jacket, the insulated skirt is the waistband attached with a snap closure located inside the jacket at waist level. By clasping the band together around the waist, the powder skirt helps to prevent snow from entering inside the jacket when exploring snowy surroundings.

Snow Skirts are also made from elastic, so that they can be stretched and fitted to a variety of body types and underneath layering in order to maintain comfort whilst also enhancing performance. This elastic waist allows full freedom of movement without compromising quality, so it’ll keep up with your toughest of adventures.

Snow gaiters serve a similar purpose within Free Country Boarder Jackets and are also found in some snow pants as well. Just as with snow skirts, Gaiters are made from elastic, which similarly grips around the boots for pants or wrists for jackets.

An added emphasis on the protection of the arms and legs increases the reliability and durability of Boarder Jackets and snow pants, allowing you to play, perform, and protect yourself for hours as you ski, board, or climb through the wintry terrain! 

Throw on some tights or other base layers — maybe a bib if necessary — and you and your Boarder Jacket will be ready for anything the winter can throw at you! Even when the temperatures are trending downward, you’ll stay comfortable and warm.

When the winter is at its coldest, it’s really the little things that make all the difference. You can layer your winter vests and heavy gloves, but if you can’t keep the snow out, they won’t be nearly as effective. Even a knee-length parka won’t be optimal without a snow skirt to keep the cold fully out.

Thanks to powder skirts and snow gaiters, the Boarder Jacket is elevated in its ability to keep you warm and protect your temperature and performance from the elements – an especially crucial feature in such extreme climates – so you can go as long as you want, as fast as you want.
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