Skip the Skis: Other Winter Activities to Fill Your Needs

February 28, 2019

Skip the Skis: Other Winter Activities to Fill Your Needs

Skip the Skis: Other Winter Activities To Fill Your Needs

The Polar Vortex. Road closures. “Snowed-in” messages to your boss Monday morning. If there’s one thing that sticks out to us in 2019 thus far, it’s the crazy weather, and thus some wild snow for much of the country. Indeed, the mountains have been our beckoning call this winter, and with this much snow we think that’ll be the case through the rest of the season. But skiing and snowboarding can be rather costly, and a bit exhausting weekend after weekend. So it was time to put on our thinking-caps and dream up some other awesome snow activities. Here’s how we’ll be spending the next few weekends, and how you might want to too!


Still Snow, Sans Ski:

Snowshoeing

If you’ve never been snowshoeing, we understand that your eyes may be leaning towards a roll. But hold your roll, becauses snowshoeing is actually a wonderful, and addicting winter activity! It not only alleviates cabin fever, but is also good exercise, and extremely cost-effective. So if you have been scoffing at the outrageous lift tickets, then opt for snowshoes this Saturday instead. And to add the cherry on top, it’s the perfect snow activity for all ages and degrees of winter-adventurers.

Snowmobiling

Like Jet Skiing in summer? So do we. And we love its winter sister, the snowmobile, just as much. We recommend doing a professionally organized tour to be safe and see some awesome backcountry of your favorite mountain that you may not have accessed on skis. Snowmobiling is the go-to remedy for the over-skied adrenaline seeker.

Sledding

We know, we know. This is the obvious one right? Well as much you may think it is, really ask yourself the last time you hit the slopes on the sled. We’re betting it’s been a number of years, and we’re also betting that if you gave it a go now you’d be just as happy as you were in your younger years.


BONUS a.k.a. Nothing to do with Snow

Facing that familiar crossroad of getting after it outside or taking some much needed R&R? We feel you. Here are a couple ideas for the latter:

Free Museum Days

The winter months are the time to take advantage of playing tourist in your city and check out the museums you always recommend to visiting friends, but have never been to yourself. Many cities also offer free museum days on certain days of the month, so be sure to check online before going.

Take a Hands-on DIY Class

Screen-printing, welding, leatherworking, water marbling, chocolate making, ceramics, painting -- the possibilities are nearly endless (depending on where you live). Do a quick search and see what’s available near you and do some work with your hands. Find that new hobby, yo!

Movie Marathon

The Oscars are over, and now it’s finally time to get what everyone is talking about by binging all the winners, and if time, all the nominees.



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Size Chart

Kids (Ages 7+)

Please note, Selk'bag Kids models are intended for children ages 7 years and older.

A proper fit is essential to fully enjoying all the Selk'bag has to offer and for ensuring the safety of your child.  A bag that is too large for your child can represent a tripping risk when your child attempts to walk in the bag. 

Please note, that the sizing recommendations are meant for children of average weight as sizing is impacted by user weight.  For example, a Selk'bag will fit a child of below average weight with a taller frame, similar to a child of average weight and a shorter frame. Likewise, a person of above average weight will require a bag meant for someone taller.


Kids Medium:
Minimum Height: 4'0"  / 122 cm
Maximum Height: 4'6" / 137 cm

Kids Large: *
Minimum Height: 4'6"    / 137 cm
Maximum Height: 4'11" / 150 cm

* Please note, Kids size Large is significantly less wide than the Adult size Small.  An adult that measures between 4'6" and 4'11" should use the Adult Small over Kids Large.

 

Adult

A proper fit is essential to fully enjoying all the Selk'bag has to offer.  Please note, that the sizing recommendations are meant for people of average weight and sizing is impacted by user weight.  For example, a Selk'bag will fit a person of below average weight with a taller frame that exceeds the guidelines.  Likewise, a person of above average weight will require a bag meant for someone taller.


In-between sizes?  Please first consider the weight recommendations in the previous paragraph.  Second, please understand that a looser fit is better for more comfortable sleeping, while a tighter fit is better for mobility - but may restrict sleeping comfort if booties are left on.

We always recommend to size up if you are not completely sure. It's better to have a little bit more room while using your Selk'bag!

 

Size Small
Fits up to 4’11’’ / 150 cm Tall
It can fit up to 5'4'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size Medium
Fits up to 5’5’’ / 165 cm Tall
If you are between 4'11'' and 5'5'' this is your size. It can fit up to 5'9'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size Large
Fits up to 5’11’’ / 180 cm Tall

If you are between 5'5'' and 5'11'' this is your size. It can fit up to 6'1'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size X-Large
Fits up to 6’4’’ / 193 cm Tall
If you are between 5'11'' and 6'4'' this is your size. It can fit up to 6'5'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size X-Large Wide
Same as X-Large, but for heavier body types (approx +2'' in girth throughout the torso vs X-Large)

Realtree Line only

 

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