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Winter gear costs

February 24th, 2015 at 10:51 am

Neither DH and I are really big winter sport enthusiasts. We both used to have some ski gear, but after packing and moving it over and over again without ever using it, I finally got rid of it during one of our recent moves. (We have moved a LOT over the years.) Our winter clothing is more geared towards walking around a city in winter -- jackets, scarves, hats, non-athletic gloves.

Fast forward to now...we are still not winter sport enthusiasts, but we have a three-year-old who LOVES to go sledding and play in the snow. He gets snow pants and boots every year because of this, but we've just been using double layers of sweatpants and running shoes over plastic bags for ourselves.

We finally decided to upgrade. So we went to REI last weekend to take advantage of the end of their big sale. DH got some ski pants at 30% of the original price (they are bright green Smile ) and some boots, and we both got good quality hats and gloves that are actually waterproof. I will probably eventually buy ski pants and boots as well, but with a three-month old in the house, DH has been the primary snow playmate this year.

It was not inexpensive, but I feel like any snow gear we buy now will last us for years and years.

2 Responses to “Winter gear costs”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like some good deals and a good plan.

  2. DecisiveParadox Says:

    I thought snow was going to be awesome.
    I ended with a split lip 2 seconds in because my son packed an ice ball and let me have it like in the movies.
    I wasn't ready or anything, which of course makes it hurt 5 times as much.
    My cowardly shrieking seemed to be a rally call for other children at the park to join in pelting me with snow balls.
    My wife eventually dug out my corpse and dragged me clear of the battle.
    I hate snow :P

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