Top Cold Weather Gear For Sledding
Sledding is a part of winter that is fun! The snow provides this blanket of fun that every family must enjoy. The hard part is knowing what gear to choose. Going sledding with the family doesn’t require special gear, you just need the right gear. One of the biggest things I have noticed about families that go sledding is that their gear is never warm enough. Invest in the warmest gear that you can, it is totally worth it. Since my family and I spend a lot of time outside, I wanted to share my top cold weather gear for sledding.
Invest in good sleds
When it comes to sledding, you need good sleds. You simply cannot have a good season of sledding without investing in a few good sleds. Even if you have one good sled, it will be well worth the money spent. If you don’t have a sled, get creative! When I was a kid, there were several times we used trash bags or whatever we could find to sled.
Everyone needs a pair of warm boots
Sledding means that you will be outside for quite some time. If you are going to make sledding a regular thing in your routine, get some warm boots. Boots do not need to be expensive, but they do need to be warm. If you want to work with the boots you already have, but they aren’t particularly warm, double up on the socks! Wearing two pairs of socks changes everything.
Nice thick jacket
Anyone who has ever spent an extended period outside, knows that a thick warm jacket is super important. You will also want to bundle up as much as possible. A jacket and snow pants are going to keep you warm, so that you can continue to stay outside, even in cold temperatures.
Bring along extra supplies
Whenever I have been sledding, things get wet super easily. I always bring along extra gloves, hats, and socks, so that I can exchange items if I need to. Not to mention, I always see people out sledding who do not have the proper gear. I have extras on hand, so that I can offer them something warm if need be.
Don’t forget the warm drinks
I own a nice big thermos that is perfect for sledding days. I like filling it with hot chocolate or coffee and bringing it along. Drinking something warm is a must when you are spending a lot of time outdoors. I don’t think there is a better feeling then feeling warm hot chocolate slide down your throat, when the rest of your body is freezing.
Picking out the right gear is important for sledding. I also stuff the car full of warm blankets, just in case. Warming up on the way home from sledding is super important. What cold weather gear for sledding do you suggest?