Three Things You Need to Stay Warm and Safe on a Snowmobile

Running through fresh snow on a motorized sled is fantastic fun provided you’re able to stay warm and address accidents, should one occur.

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Over the last few decades, snowmobiling has become one of the most popular winter activities.Sebastian Voortman

Snowmobiling is rapidly becoming one of North America’s most popular winter activities, and for good reason. Riding backwoods trails is a blast and with many snowmobile manufacturers now offering downsized models for kids, snowmobiling is an activity the whole family can enjoy. Do you need to find a gift for that special snowmobiler in your life? Here are three items that will put a smile to their face.

Insulated Gloves

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Rugged, waterproof, and designed to retain warmth, a well-insulated pair of gloves are an ideal trail companion for snowmobilers.Carhartt

Comfortable rides start with gloves that deliver warmth, wind resistance, and dry hands. These gloves feature a rugged 100-percent polyester shell that stops wind and snow. Fast-drying technology built into the design wicks moisture away from hands to keep them dry, and waterproof inserts ensure snow and cold stay out. Palms are reinforced with an extra layer of polyurethane, so they’ll stand up to rugged use on the trail or off. And simple, pull-on closure straps and generous cuff extensions provide a snug fit to keep snow and cold from seeping in.

First Aid Kit

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A fully equipped first-aid kit will prepare you for any trailside emergency.Swiss Safe

Nobody wants to think about accidents happening when you’re heading out for a day of trail riding, but every snowmobiler should be prepared to face any sort of emergency. This is why everyone in your party should carry a small first-aid kit in their pack, and the lead rider should carry a larger first aid kit. This 120-piece kit features everything you need to handle trailside emergencies and it includes a 32-piece MiniKit that you can throw in your daypack, so you’re always prepared. The main kit includes a variety of sterile bandages and gauze pads, antiseptic wipes, scissors, tweezers and disposable gloves. It also contains key survival items like a whistle, compass, glow sticks. and space blanket. The entire kit fits in a rugged, lightweight carrying base that’s easy to stow. Just grab it and go.

Balaclava

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A balaclava provides total protection from cold, wind, and skin-damaging UV rays.Tough Headwear

Blasting along winter trails on sub-zero days can substantially increase your risk of frostbite. Be prepared with a balaclava that protects you from cold, wind, UV, and dust. Stretchy, breathable fabric wicks moisture away from your face to keep you warm and dry, while a fleece liner provides extra warmth. Special mesh breathing panels increase airflow to help minimize condensation on your goggles. The streamlined design is made to fit under helmets, but you can also wear it as a full-face mask, open balaclava, half ski mask, or neck gaiter. Small reflective logos on the front, sides, and back provide additional visibility for night use, and because it weighs just 2.4 ounces, you’ll hardly notice you have it on.

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