One side effect of going skiing is that it tends to give me an urge to go out and buy a fancy new ski outfit. This would be a ridiculous thing to do because:
- there really is nothing wrong with my ski outfit;
- I don’t fit into most ski gear (it’s designed with a UK size 10 – about a US size 6/8 – in mind);
- I can’t really justify
afforda new ski outfit; and
- I only go once a year. This doesn’t make a £500+ outfit a worthwhile investment.
However, I have been looking at Snow and Rock’s website. One thing I’ve noticed is that ski clothes have got BRIGHTER. What I would have thought garish ten years ago I now find sensible – when you are in a whiteout or blizzard, being able to pick out your mate’s fluorescent orange trousers is a real bonus.
I like this ski jacket a lot. It looks super with the purple ski pants. However, it won’t fit me and I don’t need it. It would be good for apres ski though.