As you may know the ideal way of clothing for every activity is to use different layers. The keys to a successful layering system are, in order of importance, warmth, weight, moisture management and packing the right number of layers. Generally the 3-layer system is applicable. The last layer is the outer shell which protects against wind and rain. The middle layer is general clothing or a fleece jacket. The first layer is the base layer which consist of underwear.
One of the advantages of layering is that you can add and remove layers during the day according to the weather conditions and how you feel. However, when buying your Snowboarding apparel, be sure that you manage the following problems: sweating, controlling of body temperature, protection from elements, chaffing and blisters. Also, avoid clothes that are too large or too small, otherwise the benefits of the latest fabric technology will be diluted.
Thermal Body Shirt - Depending on the temperature (be sure to check this) you will want to use thermal underwear as a first level of clothing. This snowboarding apparel will keep you warm and dry by transferring moisture to the next layer.
Thermal Pants - Depending on the temperature (make sure to check this) you will want to use thermal underwear as a first level of clothing. It will keep you warm and dry by transferring moisture to the next layer.
Snowboarding Socks - It is important to use thick socks to keep your feet warm, dry and padded against hard impacts. Preferably, buy special snowboarding socks that will give you more specialized features
Fleece Jackets or Sweater - As a second layer you will want a Fleece or a Wool sweater. The fleece is the key component to remaining warm. Generally though, it does not offer protection from the wind or rain. However, it has thermal properties that enable the body to breathe by allowing perspiration to evaporate through.
Snowboard Pants - Snowboarders, especially beginners, spend a lot of time in the snow on their knees or their behinds. With this, having snowboard specific pants are essential.
Snowboarding Boots - These are special boots that will Work Together with your Snowboard Bindings to keep your body connected to your board. Snowboard Boots come in all regular shoe sizes. However, different boots of the same size usually vary in the way they hold your feet and ankle. Quality snowboard boots can last for a long time so take time to consider this when buying one.
The Third Layer
Beanie, Hat or Helmet - Do not expose your head and ears to extremely low temperatures, protect them with a comfortable hat or beanie. For optimum safety protect your head with a Snowboard Helmet. Goggles Protect your eyes from sunrays, snow and ice with goggles
Snowboarding Jacket - Finish off your upper body layering with a waterproof and windstopping jacket or top shell.
Gloves - Protect your hands from snow, ice and impacts with padded gloves.