I'm joining cross country skiing this year and I was just wondering what kind of clothes and other gear I will need for it. Thanks. After speaking to others on the web, I found the answer. You'll want lightweight synthetic clothing for a base layer. After that it depends on what kind of skiing you are doing. Classic XC touring at lower speeds, then I'd say get some mid-weight non-insulated ski pants and a windproof fleece or softshell jacket. If you are racing or skiing very aggressively then you might want something from Swix or Sporthill. I also suggest taking some extra clothing in a pack if you are doing anything away from civilization. It's always good to add a layer when you stop for a break.
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