With a few tips, choosing the perfect gift for an avid skier is simple. The sport offers many accessories, so there’s a wide range, but whichever way we decide to go, we can be sure to choose a much-appreciated gift.
The helmet is an essential accessory for anyone, from child to expert skier. There are several types, from the modern and versatile to models specific to those who compete. Nucleo is the ideal Dainese helmet for general usage on the slopes, perfect for all skiers. Available in three versions, standard, MIPS and MIPS Pro, Nucleo combines safety and comfort. The helmet is developed around a solid ring that encircles the head and protects in the areas most exposedto impacts. This means the shell can remain lighter, optimizing both safety and weight.
For those focused on ultimate race performance, the GT Carbon World Cup is the answer, the same helmet used by Dainese athletes in the World Cup. The extremely compact carbon fiber shell leaves no doubt as to its intended use. The GT Carbon World Cup is the helmet for those seeking ultimate performance, with no compromise.
Ski protectors are increasingly popular accessories, even for the amateur enthusiast. It’s always good to be prepared. There are protectors for every part of the body, from the knees to the back. The back protector in particular, used by everyone in competition, can really make the difference. There are several types: soft, rigid, and wearable as a vest or with suspenders.
The most advanced models are inspired by natural auxetic shapes, capable of tracing the body in its every movement and offering maximum safety. The back protectors with Pro Armor technology are the most breathable, as their fully perforated structure is very effective in keeping heat and moisture away from the body.
Ski jackets are very versatile and lend themselves to different performance levels, largely depending on the type of insulating material they incorporate. You can choose between natural materials, such as goose down or merino wool, or synthetic fibers. For those who favor intense physical activity, synthetic fibers, such as those of Primaloft®, are a good choice. Their primary feature is their breathability, which allows the body to expel moisture so the garment remains dry, without affecting its insulating properties.
Natural materials, down being the most common, stand out for their excellent insulating strength-to-weight ratio. These materials make for a very warm but at the same time very lightweight garment. Down jackets are better suited to bitterly cold conditions, or low intensity physical activity where perspiration is limited. We remind you that down does not stand out in terms of its breathability and tends to lose its properties when wet.
There are different types of ski gloves, from the most comfortable and versatile, to the most advanced products worn by World Cup athletes. The simpler, softer models are ideal for enthusiasts of all levels, from novice to expert. Comfortable and warm, they offer everything a wearer needs. The more demanding skier may prefer gloves made with refined materials, such as leather, Super Fabric® and with metal knuckle protectors. These models are ideal for those seeking maximum performance and safety. The materials are selected to ensure highly protective gloves, resistant to abrasion against snow and ice, and not only in the event of a fall.
A modern protective mask is not just a matter of style. Having a lens that optimizes the view in all light conditions is also, and above all, a question of safety. While there are no issues when the sun is high, a lens that can effectively define the roughness of slopes when the sky is hazy is essential for safe, enjoyable skiing.
With a little good advice, it becomes easy to navigate your way through the many garments and accessories designed for alpine skiing. Every part of the body must be adequately protected, and each has its own ideal garment.