Apparel for the Snowboarder

The sport of snowboarding is one winter sport form that promises thrills, chills and the chance to perform death-defying stunts on a snowy landscape. Is snowboarding a form of snow surfing or snow skateboarding or even a variant of skiing? Fans and enthusiasts may disagree on its origins but no one questions the joy and pleasure that this boarding sport provides. Thrills aside, snowboarding takes place in sometimes harsh and downright chilly climatic conditions. One must be adequately protected from the cold and the chance of injury through falls. Snowboarding gear and equipment is important but an equally important and oft-ignored factor is the clothing or apparel worn. Snowboarding is not to be performed in jeans and a thick sweater, so read on to learn how to dress for this winter sport.

What to Wear for Snowboarding

Being exposed to extremely cold temperatures for quite some time is not good for your internal body heat. So while snowboarding, it is important that you stay warm and snug through layered clothing. Ideally 3 layers of clothes should be worn.


A definite no-no while snowboarding is cotton clothes. Cotton absorbs moisture and gets wet very quickly. Wet clothes means you start feeling very cold very fast and also the weight of the clothes will wear you down. So if snow falls on you and gets into any layer with cotton clothes, your body will freeze inside.

Clothes for the innermost layer should be made of a moisture-wicking, insulating and synthetic material such as polyester or polypropylene. Such materials trap your body heat, keeping you toasty and keeping moisture away. A long sleeved shirt should be worn, preferably with a round necked collar, so that the above layered clothing can fit comfortably over it. This base layer should be soft and of a comfortable but tight fit. To avoid fidgeting and twitching, check if the clothing irritates your skin or makes it itch. This can occur with woolen clothes.

The middle layer of clothing should be insulating and comfortable. This is the sweater layer. Full-sleeved fleece jackets, pullovers, turtlenecks, zipped up jackets or sweaters or vests are needed for this layer. Clothes should be made from fleece or wool, as such materials keep you warm and are light on the body. Fleece especially allows your skin to “breathe”, so perspiration can evaporate. This layer can be kept on or off, depending on the weather. If the weather is warm enough, opt for a base and outer layer with just a t-shirt in the middle.

The outer layer needs to be the most durable and hardy layer. Attire in this layer should be wind and water-proof, so that snow is not absorbed by the clothes. At the same time, such clothes should be lightweight and comfortable, so as to enhance, not hinder your snowboarding skills. Clothes for this layer can be expensive but if the clothes are durable and of good quality, your investment will be worth it, as they will last for a long time. Such gear can have air vents in the under-arms or zip away sleeves, so when it gets too hot, zip off to cool off. Try out the outer layer clothes, with all the layers underneath. Make sure the outer jacket is loose enough to fit all layers comfortably enough.


Do not wear jeans. Jeans are not meant for the slopes. They get wet and transfer the moisture immediately to your skin, effectively freezing you. Jeans limit your mobility and flexibility as well. The worst part is that they are prone to tears and splits, so falling down can result in a split pant!


No matter how tough your snowboarding boots are, snow can enter them. If your feet feel cold, your whole body will feel cold, so keep your feet warm with.

a snug, comfortable pair of socks, that reach at least your lower calf. The fit of such socks should be tight and to the skin, avoid loose or worn pairs.

Do not wear thick woolen socks, opt for thin synthetic or acrylic socks. Thick socks make your feet sweat. No cotton socks at all. There are specialized snowboarding socks available, that are thinner in material around your toes, so you get the feeling of grip.

Do not wear more than 1 pair of socks. Layering is recommended for snowboarding but a double layer of socks can bunch or contort in your shoes, so you’ll keep having to pull them up or apart. Also, dual socks can be very tight for your feet and could cut off your circulation.

Snowboarding boots are specially designed shoes to grip and connect your body to your snowboard. They are also weather-proof, so snow shouldn’t seep into your boots. These shoes can be a bit pricey but good quality ones are very durable and will last for a lot of trips.

Please wear ski helmets as protective headgear while snowboarding, in case of a fall or accident. Ski goggles act like sunglasses and allow you to see clearly in the sunshine, as well as protect your eyes. Snow reflects sunlight, so wear sun-screen lotion to keep from getting tanned. For your vulnerable neck region, where the helmet and jacket don’t meet, use a neck gator or muffler or scarf. Use mittens or gloves to keep your fingers warm. Dressing for snowboarding ensures a more enjoyable and safe experience while performing this extreme sport. So keep warm and snow surf away!


CSS Industries, Inc. Reports Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CSS Industries, Inc. (NYSE:CSS) announced today its results of operations for the three months ended June30, 2015, which is the first quarter of its fiscal year ending March31, 2016. Sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 decreased 8.3% to $44,228,000 from $48,257,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, primarily due to lower shipments of all occasion stationery and ribbon products. Based on new program placements and the expected seasonal shipments attributable to our acquisition of the business and assets of Hollywood Ribbon Industries, Inc. as announced on February 19, 2015, we currently expect sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 to exceed sales in the second quarter of the prior year, which is expected to largely offset the lower first quarter sales. We also incurred expenses in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016 which are expected to benefit the remainder of the year. The loss before income taxes for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was $(4,738,000) compared to $(2,058,000) in the first quarter of fiscal 2015. The net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was $(3,068,000), or $(0.33) per diluted share, versus $(1,325,000), or $(0.14) per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

CSS Design Tools a consumer products company primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of all occasion and seasonal social expression products, principally to mass market retailers. These all occasion and seasonal products include decorative ribbons and bows, journals, boxed greeting cards, classroom exchange Valentines, gift tags, gift bags, gift card holders, gift wrap, decorations, floral accessories, craft and educational products, Easter egg dyes and novelties, memory books, scrapbooks, stickers, infant and wedding photo albums, stationery, and other gift items that commemorate lifes celebrations.

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, among others, statements relating to CSS’ expected sales growth for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 and expected benefits during the remainder of fiscal 2016 from expenses incurred in the first quarter of fiscal 2016. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of the Companys management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Companys management as to future events and financial performance with respect to the Companys operations. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect the events or circumstances arising after the date as of which Company Website were made. Actual events or results may differ materially from those discussed in forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including without limitation, inherent uncertainties associated with estimating the timing and amount of future sales and estimating the extent to which, and when (if at all), benefits will be derived in future periods from expenses incurred in the first quarter of fiscal 2016; general market and economic conditions; increased competition (including competition from foreign products which may be imported at less than fair value and from foreign products which may benefit from foreign governmental subsidies); increased operating costs, including labor-related and energy costs and costs relating to the imposition or retrospective application of duties on imported products; currency risks and other risks associated with international markets; risks associated with acquisitions, including acquisition integration costs and the risk that the Company may not be able to integrate and derive the expected benefits from such acquisitions; the risk that customers may become insolvent, may delay payments or may impose deductions or penalties on amounts owed to the Company; costs of compliance with governmental regulations and government investigations; liability associated with non-compliance with governmental regulations, including regulations pertaining to the environment, Federal and state employment laws, and import and export controls and customs laws; and other factors described more fully in the Companys annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015 and elsewhere in the Companys filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. When trying to find High Quality, online search engine friendly and mobile friendly web sites you need to have a look at working with the top Web Design Company in Traverse city.

As a result of these factors, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included herein or that may be made elsewhere from time to time by, or on behalf of, the. <div class=" web development Custom Web websites -post” data-href=”; data-did=”dc83b9e166bc55e57bef9c7fb36fc4595dd8b70c”>

CSS consolidated results of operations for the three months ended June30, 2015 and 2014 and condensed consolidated balance sheets as of June30, 2015, March31, 2015 and June30, 2014 follow:



(Unaudited) (In thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 2014 Sales $ 44,228 $ 48,257 Costs and expenses Cost of sales 31,786 33,658 Selling, general and administrative expenses 17,300 16,757 Interest income, net (72 ) (21 ) Other income, net (48 ) (79 ) 48,966 50,315 Loss before income taxes (4,738 ) (2,058 ) Income tax benefit (1,670 ) (733 ) Net loss $ (3,068 ) $ (1,325 ) Basic and diluted net loss per common share $ (0.33 ) $ (0.14 ) Weighted average basic and diluted shares outstanding 9,342 9,308 Cash dividends per share of common stock $ 0.18 $ 0.15 CSS INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES


(In thousands) June 30, March 31, June 30, 2015 2015 2014 (Unaudited) (Audited) (Unaudited) Assets

Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 33,368 $ 36,429 $ 47,176 Short-term investments 49,939 69,845 29,911 Accounts receivable, net 36,363 42,052 42,737 Inventories 82,093 65,491 76,967 Deferred income taxes 4,430 4,375 4,329 Other current assets 14,218 11,235 15,565 Total current assets 220,411 229,427 216,685 Property, plant and equipment, net 25,510 25,493 26,797 Deferred income taxes 89 582 1,639 Other assets Goodwill 15,820 15,820 15,083 Intangible assets, net 32,409 33,048 27,505 Other 5,529 5,103 4,175 Total other assets 53,758 53,971 46,763 Total assets $ 299,768 $ 309,473 $ 291,884 Liabilities and Stockholders Equity

Current liabilities Accounts payable $ 16,467 $ 12,917 $ 17,031 Accrued payroll and other compensation 5,207 9,054 5,002 Accrued customer programs 3,381 4,042 3,571 Other current liabilities 7,432 8,992 6,793 Total current liabilities 32,487 35,005 32,397 Long-term obligations 4,223 4,213 4,618 Stockholders equity 263,058 270,255 254,869 Total liabilities and stockholders equity $ 299,768 $ 309,473 $ 291,884

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