A quick note on finding polyester clothing & underlayers for the ski trip.

Target has inexpensive polyester long underwear for kids along with kids’ long-sleeve polyester athletic shirts (both Champion brand).  And as of today, they also had Champion polyester athletic tops & bottoms in Men’s sizes on sale for $ 5-7 a piece.

Academy has BCG brand polyester leggings & shirts for about $10-15.  (Think:  Under Armour, only not nearly as expensive!)  I’ve also heard another place to find reasonably-priced polyester underlayers & wool socks is in the hunting section at Walmart.

In cold weather, layers of synthetic fabric (polyester, nylon, fleece, etc.) with a wind-proof outer layer & wool socks is the way to go, especially if you will be working up a sweat doing things like skiing or backpacking.  As the saying goes, “Cotton kills” – it absorbs moisture, is slow to dry, and chafes when wet.  In short, it increases your chances of hypothermia and general discomfort.

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So, it pays to buy polyester/nylon & fleece for outdoor activities.  And the kids will use them again and again on all sorts of trips!

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