Ski clothes in Philly?
February 15, 2011 8:32 AM   Subscribe

Can I rent ski clothes anywhere in the Philadelphia area? I'm going skiing this weekend and the resort I'm visiting doesn't offer clothing rentals. I just need a jacket and ski pants--any ideas?
posted by Aanidaani to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total)
Can you borrow from a friend who is about your size? I've never heard of ski clothing rental.
posted by special-k at 8:40 AM on February 15, 2011

Goodwill. I've never heard of clothing rental either.
posted by amanda at 8:42 AM on February 15, 2011

Since it isn't going to be super cold in the area, you could get by with buying generic type ski pants and jacket at places like Target/Dick's/Modell's. I ski in the area with $15-20 pants frequently. You may be fine also with a sweatshirt and light jacket.
posted by maxg94 at 9:02 AM on February 15, 2011

Depending on how good a skier you are you can always wear long-johns and thick jeans.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 9:03 AM on February 15, 2011

If you have plain ol' hiking/biking rain pants and jacket, they'll work great. Wear a couple layers underneath. You just need enough clothing to be warm + ideally a waterproof shell.
posted by momus_window at 9:42 AM on February 15, 2011

I wouldn't wear jeans if I were you. Wet jeans are a miserable thing.

You can get away with waterproof (or mostly waterproof) shell pants over top of something warmer but maxg94 is right, you can find generic, insulated waterproof pants for not a lot of money. They may not be front and center and you will have to wade through the stashes of $100-$200 pants but they do exist.

You'll have to spend a little more to get a generic ski jacket but at the same time, having something warm and waterproof when living in Philly seems like a smart thing to have.
posted by mmascolino at 9:45 AM on February 15, 2011

You don't necessarily need things designed specifically for skiing if you have other warm options. I've had zero problems skiing in Vermont this month with those swishy gym pants over long-johns and a regular puffy down jacket.
posted by sparrow89 at 11:22 AM on February 15, 2011

Are you a student? Some schools have outdoor gear and clothing loan programs for such purposes.
posted by MonsieurBon at 11:40 AM on February 15, 2011

Go to the Burlington Coat Factory in the Gallery and you can find snow pants for around $20-$40. Which is what I imagine any rental place would charge.
posted by Blandanomics at 2:43 PM on February 15, 2011

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