When it comes to sportswear, whether you’re taking a yoga class or setting off on a marathon, your choice of underwear is just as important as your outerwear options. If you are just starting out in the ski and snowboard world, or if you’re a seasoned pro, you’ll need to give plenty of thought to every piece of clothings you choose – particularly those all important base and underwear layers.

Snow sports require multiple and bulky layers, so the last thing you want to be doing is stripping down and changing if anything is feeling particularly uncomfortable. Getting it right, right from the off is key to nailing your ski sports look, as well as keeping you feeling good. So before you set aside your underwear options for your ski or snowboard adventure, take these thoughts into consideration.

Know Your Layers

From keeping out moisture to retaining warmth and providing support, each layer of your ski or snowboard outfit has a vital role to play…

Jacket & Trousers

Your ski jacket or coat bares the brunt of the elements. It is designed to protect you from the harsh snowy conditions, to ensure you are well-covered and to lessen the chance of any impact injury.

Your ski or snowboard  trousers have a protective role, much like your ski jacket. No matter how skilled you are on the slopes, there’s a very good chance you will end up hitting the snow, and so your knees, ankles and bottom half in general need to be well protected in terms of warmth and waterproof rating.

Base Layer Tops & Leggings

There are many ski tops, ski t-shirts and snow leggings available to fit comfortably underneath your outer layers. Many are known as your insulate base layers – keeping your body warm and covered, yet with a smart breathable fabric. Moisture-wicking fabric is vital for this layer, as you also need your top and t-shirt, with its next-to-skin fit to be able to keep you cool at times of high-energy.

Many skiers and snowboarders opt for a thermo-stretch fabric for this layer, giving them a slim fit that hugs the body and doesn’t get in the way of other layers. Long-sleeved top and leggings combinations are particularly popular as they give maximum coverage, leaving the wearer with a snug feel and an all-over insulating layer.

Underwear

Last, but not least, is the all-important underwear. As with any underwear, personal preference plays a part in choosing the right ski underwear. For those who like a classic look and feel, womens panties – particularly ladies energizer underwear, is a great option. This style is specially designed for all-action sports and takes pride in its moisture-wicking, maximum comfort properties.

For women who like to opt for a sportier look, sport boxers and energizer tone boxers are the perfect fit for that final underwear layer. Warm boxers can make all the difference when it comes to fighting the cold and feeling totally comfortable out at ski.

Want to find the best possible underwear layer options all in one place? Browse the best ski-ready collections at Flybery.