Cross-country skiing is a highly aerobic activity that can generate a lot of body heat. Though the weather may be wet and cold, your clothing needs to protect you from the elements while allowing sweat to quickly ventilate away. If it doesn’t, you risk getting chilled (or even hypothermic) once you stop.
Here are REI’s recommendations on getting outfitted.
Layering your clothing offers a time-tested system of staying warm and dry in a variety of conditions. It is also a great strategy for managing body moisture. Beyond the basics of layering discussed in our Expert Advice article, here are some specifics of dressing for cross-country skiing.
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By Eric Hunter
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Last updated: 08/30/2013
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