What do you wear when trail snowmobiling?


Know the conditions

Riders should always check the weather forecast, and adjust their clothing and route for the greatest enjoyment. Windy and colder days are best for winding trails because the riding style is more active. Smooth trails are colder than rough, bumpy trails. So learn how to always stay comfortable and warm.

Layer it up

Experienced riders know what to wear when going snowmobiling: layers. The layering technique starts with a thin base layer worn against the skin to wick away perspiration. Then a thicker, insulating layer creates an air pocket that keeps you warm. Finally, an outer shell blocks the wind and provides added insulation.

This three-layer technique is proven to not only keep you dry and comfortable, but also allows you the flexibility of adjusting your comfort through a wide range of riding conditions. It’s the only way to dress warm for snowmobiling.


Base layers

These are tops and bottoms generally made of a thin, moisture wicking polyester or merino wool. Since these materials are highly breathable and lightweight, they keep your whole body toasty while allowing full range of movement. Base layer bottoms are also what to wear under snowmobile pants.

  • Ultralight Base Layer
  • Merino Base Layer
  • Merino Blend Base Layer

Mid layers

Insulating mid layers are generally fleece or thicker merino wool. Being denser and slightly looser than the base layer, they lock in warmth but still let your skin breathe.

  • X-Team Microfleece
  • Packable Jacket
  • Pro Liner Pants

Outer shells

Outer shells are jackets, pants or one-piece suits typically made of a technical textile with a windproof membrane. They may also feature snow-friendly details like sealed seams and water-resistant zippers.

  • X Team Jacket
  • X Team Pants


Helmets not only help keep your head warm, they are the safest way to ride. Ski-Doo has a range of head protection specially designed for snowmobiling.

  • OXYGEN Helmet
  • XC-4 Cross Helmet
  • Neck Warmer

Boots and socks

The adventure ends when your feet get cold and wet, so keep them warm and dry!

  • Thermal Socks
  • Ski-Doo Tec+ Boots

Gloves and mitts

Your hands are totally exposed on the handlebars. No matter how long you stay out there, they need extra warmth and protection.

  • X-Team Crew Gloves
  • X-Team Leather Gloves

If you are unsure how to dress warm for snowmobiling or have more questions like what boots to wear, your local Ski-Doo dealer can help you select the right gear for your location and riding style.

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