Ski Pants Styles

February 4, 2009

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Ski pants or also known as cargo pants were designed originally for tough, outdoor activities. They are baggier, permitting free movement, made of hardwearing, quick-drying fabrics, with tough stitching, and have large belt loops and several additional patch pockets. The garments are normally made of rectangular panels of fabric, designed to allow bending at the knee and hip without stretching.

The accepted approach when selecting skiing clothes is to combine the garments that will retain body heat with those that will prevent moisture intrusion. One of the most essential clothing items, as one might expect, are the ski pants. No matter what a skier does, at some point her/his pants are going to come into contact with snow. Therefore, it is very important that her pants be able to repel water. At the same time, the legs must be kept warm enough that the muscles continue to function because the knee joint of ski pants has a hidden gap for ventilation, yet scantily clad enough to allow for adequate movement. Clearly, there are a number of prerequisites that must be met when choosing the correct pair of ski pants.
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Downhill ski pants, at least those designed for women, fall into two basic categories: those that go outside the boots and those that go inside. Ski clothing, like all other apparel, undergoes fashion trends. If one takes a look at the pants being worn by the female skiers of today, it becomes plain that most of them favor the outside-the-boots style. However, a similar poll taken fifteen years ago would have revealed just the opposite trend. It is probably safe to assume that these two styles will continue to trade off the top spot.

When choosing your ski clothing, Ralph Lauren is a definite must. But before you envision a bulky jacket, think about your particular style and personal silhouette. If you are always digging the latest trends, find a slimmed-down coat in a funky mechanic-style cut from Ralph Lauren, or a belted jacket complete with military influences. If you are a more classic dresser, slimmed-down styles are easy to find and give you a clean, finished look. And another important thing to remember is your after-ski clothing. Whether night clubs or evening lodges are more your style, you’ll still need some fashionable clothes like a Polo Ralph lauren shirt for post-slope activity, too.

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