Jumping in the Cold? Consider This!

As summer temperatures begin to drop with the approach of the winter season, appropiate clothing and gloves will be necessary for skydiving in the cold. For many new jumpers, this will be their first (beer?) experience with jumping in cooler temperatures. When bundling up to stay warm, make sure you can still reach and operate all of your handles and that none of the handles are obstructed in any way. Gloves need to be thick enough to offer protection, but thin enough that you can still feel and grab the handles on your container, as well as your steering toggles. Many outdoor outfitters and skydiving equipment retailers offer gloves and clothing that work great for keeping warm when the freefall gets cold. Always consult with the DZ Staff before trying something new – SAFETY FIRST everyone!