As the owner and founder of Pro-Source Xtreme, Northern Illinois’s best source of snowmobiling gear and accessories, Russell Sergent understands the importance of preparing yourself with the proper apparel and gear before setting out on your next snowmobiling adventure. A snowmobiling enthusiast himself, Sergent understands how the right gear can make all the difference, as well as the key to a rewarding and memorable snowmobiling journey.
Below, Russell Sergent seeks to provide what he believes to be the basics or proper snowmobile clothing, gear and accessories.
Suits and Under Layers
Under layers are crucial to staying warm, comfortable and safe during any snowmobile excursion. Such under layers as suitable long underwear, preferably not made of cotton, are essential to rider warmth, as well as to staying dry during your trip. It’s also important, says Sergent, to have an appropriate snowmobile suit, one that won’t become saturated, to cover yourself throughout the journey.
Eye Protection and Headgear
Riders should always take steps to protect their eyes and heads throughout the trip. Every rider, says Russell Sergent, should have an approved and comfortable helmet, as well as the appropriate eye protection (goggles, helmet visor or sunglasses), to ensure their head and eyes are covered from start to finish.
Boots, Socks, Gloves
Every rider, says Sergent, should have comfortable and waterproof winter boots, as well warm socks that allow their feet to “breathe” throughout the course of the trip. Gloves are always a snowmobiling necessity, the importance of which should never be taken lightly or ignored.