Winter offers a plethora of outdoor activities—but only if you can stay warm and comfortable in the right gear. We gathered up a few suggestions to help make dressing for winter activities easier.
If you plan to hit the slopes regularly on a sit ski, you may want to check out the KoolSit Ski blanket from Koolway Sports (www.koolwaysports.com).
Tommy Hilfiger’s adaptive collection makes several styles of puffer jackets for men and women with a magnetic closure at the bottom to make one-handed zipping easy, plus styles with full magnetic closure for kids (https://usa.tommy.com/en/tommy-adaptive or www.Amazon.com).
You may also choose to have warm clothing customized by a tailor in your area or through a retailer such as Custom Adaptive Clothing (www.customadaptiveclothing.com, or call 303-548-6488 for specific adaptations not listed on the website) that will add zippers or Velcro to their offerings or your own clothing.
Zipper-style boots can make it easier to get your prosthetic foot into them. Koolway Sports offers back-zip boots that may interest you as well.
And if you’re a leg amputee, many mainstream ski, snow, and waterproof hunting apparel manufacturers offer full side-zip pants, as well as wide/flare-leg styles to make changing with boots easier. Try a Google Shopping or Amazon search. A word of caution: Some styles that seem to have side openings have a solid bottom cuff, so make sure to double-check.
Whatever your needs, don’t let the lack of appropriate clothing keep you from having fun.
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