Wear Proper Protective Snowmobile Gear
Proper snowmobile clothing should always be worn by every rider when you embark on a Ski-Doo adventure. Always check the weather before you go and dress for the coldest possible temps. Your riding gear should keep you warm, comfortable and allow you to move freely.
Start with a moisture wicking base layer that fits close to the skin. Promoting the movement of moisture away from your body will keep you drier and warmer in winter conditions.
Follow that with an insulating layer made of polyester or similar material. You want to avoid materials such as cotton that can hold moisture. It’s never a bad idea to pack an extra insulating layer in case temperatures drop during the day.
Finish it off with a windproof, waterproof shell that will keep the elements out.
An approved helmet must be worn at all times. This will not only protect you, but also keep you warmer. Many riders also wear a thin balaclava under their helmet for added comfort and to protect their face and neck from the cold. Eye protection is essential, so a full-face helmet with a visor or a motocross-style helmet with goggles are both must-haves.
Gloves or mitts should be worn to protect your hands from the elements. The style you choose is up to you, but make sure you have good dexterity with your thumb and fingers so you can operate all the controls on your Ski-Doo snowmobile freely.
Your feet are your foundation when you ride. Good pair of rubber-soled boots is a must. Not only will this help with traction and confidence on your sled, but they’ll also keep your feet warm and protected during your ride.
Never wear long scarfs or loose apparel as it could get caught in moving parts and pose a safety risk.