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Master the art of layering

Snowboard and ski jacket: water-repellent, insulated, 2-layer.
Snowboard and ski jacket: water-repellent, insulated, 2-layer.

Dressing right is vital for snowboarding or skiing. Proper layers are key for comfort and protection in changing weather. This guide will help you choose the best clothing for winter sports.

Understanding the basics

Before we dive into the details, let's establish the fundamental principles of layering for snowboarding and skiing:

Base layer: The foundation

The base layer is like your second skin. It sits directly against your body and is responsible for wicking moisture away to keep you dry. Choose a moisture-wicking fabric like merino wool for breathability and elasticity. This layer should be snug but not tight.

Mid layer: The insulator

The mid layer provides insulation, trapping heat to keep you warm. Fleece jackets or down vests are great choices. Your mid layer should be a bit looser than the base layer for better airflow.

Outer layer: The protector

The outer layer, usually a waterproof and breathable shell jacket and pants, shields you from wind, snow, and rain. It should be roomy enough to accommodate your base and mid layers comfortably.

Accessories: The essentials

Don't forget crucial accessories like gloves, a beanie, a neck gaiter, and goggles. These items help you stay warm and protect your extremities.

Snowboard and ski jacket: water-repellent, insulated, 2-layer.
Full Zip Jkt Black2 799 SEK 1 679 SEK 
Base-layer merino wool sweater: breathable and elastic
Merino Baselayer Top Black899 SEK 

Dressing for Variable Weather

Mountain weather is famously unpredictable. Conditions can shift from sunny to stormy in a matter of minutes, so you need to be prepared for anything. Here's how to layer effectively for varying scenarios:

Mild or Sunny Days

Base Layer: Stick with your regular moisture-wicking base layer.

Mid Layer: Depending on the temperature, you might not need a mid layer. A light fleece or breathable jacket should suffice.

Outer Layer: Opt for your shell jacket and pants.

Cold and Windy Days

Base Layer: Choose a warmer base layer, especially if you're sensitive to cold. Consider a thicker merino wool option.

Mid Layer: A substantial fleece or down jacket is essential.

Outer Layer: Your shell is your primary defense against wind and moisture.

Wet or Snowy Conditions

Base Layer: Ensure your base layer is top-notch in moisture-wicking capabilities.

Mid Layer: Go for a waterproof and insulated mid layer to keep dry and warm.

Outer Layer: Your shell should be both waterproof and breathable to fend off rain and snow effectively.

Layering for Versatility

Layering is about adaptability, and the key to dressing for variable mountain weather is having the flexibility to add or remove layers as needed. It's a good idea to carry an extra layer in your backpack, just in case the temperature drops or the weather takes an unexpected turn.

Snowboarding in Laax.
Snowboarding in Laax.

The two-minus-one technique

Experienced riders follow the two-minus-one rule: dress as if it's two layers warmer than the actual temperature. This technique ensures you won't overheat when you're working up a sweat on the slopes.

In summary, layering for snowboarding and skiing is all about finding the right balance between warmth and breathability. With the right combination of base, mid, and outer layers, along with essential accessories, you'll be well-prepared to tackle the variable mountain weather. So, when you're gearing up for your next alpine adventure, remember to follow these layering principles to stay comfortable and make the most of your time on the slopes.

Remember that what to wear when snowboarding or skiing depends on various factors, such as your activity level, personal preferences, and the specific conditions of the day. Experiment with different layers to find what works best for you!

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How long is the delivery time?

We are shipping from Sweden and the normal delivery time is:

– Scandinavia: 1-3 days
– Europe: 2-5 days
– United States and Canada: 3-6 days
– Australia and New Zealand: 6-9 days
– Japan: 4-6 days
– Rest of the World: 6-9 days 

What’s the shipping cost?

– Scandinavia: 3.95 EUR or 39 kronor
– Europe: 7.95 EUR
– United States and Canada 9.95 USD
– Rest of the World: 19.95 USD

Will I be charged with any duties when buying from Beyond Medals?

Beyond Medals warehouse is located in Sweden and for some countries you may be charged with import duties and tax from UPS when receiving your order.

For the following regions / countries, you will NOT be charged with any import duties when buying from us:

United States

For all other countries you will most likely receive an invoice from UPS with import taxes, duties and documentation. If you are looking for information on what is applicable for your country, please contact and we will try to help you. 

What’s the return policy?

If you’re not happy with the items you have received, you can return them within 30 days if the items are in their original condition and labels still attached. You need to use the included pre-printed return label by placing it on the package, and then returning it at your nearest service point. If you are missing a return label, please contact

If you are returning an order from outside of the European Union, you may need to submit documentation in addition to the return label we attached to your order. Please contact to retrieve documentation. 

How can you help me find the right size?

Sizing is always tricky and people like to wear our clothes in different ways. Our best recommendation is to closely look at the size guide at the product page explaining how tall the model is and what size he or she is wearing. The size guide also shows you measurements of the actual garment in centimeters and inches, and you can cross-check those measurements with a product you know fits you well.  

The product does not fit, can I change it?

In case you want a different size or product you need to place a new order and return your original order. Please contact for consultation on sizes. We can also arrange a discount on freight charges when swapping sizes.  

When can I expect my money back?

If you return your order it may take up to 10 workdays to process a return back to our warehouse. The return amount will be refunded to the account which you used for paying your original order. 

Please note that a return fee will be deducted from your refund. 
The fee is:

– Scandinavia: 3.95 EUR or 39 kronor
– Europe: 7.95 EUR
United States and Canada 9.95 USD
Rest of the World: 19.95 USD