We all love riding roller coasters – the thrills, the scares, the steep drops – but have you ever ridden a coaster and felt uncomfortable or wish you had better gear? Let’s take a look at what makes the
best roller coaster clothing and accessories.
No matter what you are thinking about when deciding on what to wear to your favorite amusement park there are some things that you will always need to take into account:
The location of the park will surely dictate how you will be dressing as a park in the southern part of the USA will require different types of clothing than one in a northern part. Short pants and short sleeved shorts are necessary for a park in a warm climate, while you may need to layer your clothing in a park with cooler temperatures throughout the day. If you’re unfamiliar with the location of the park that you’re visiting, do some research. Weather.com is a great way to find out current temperatures for any location in the world and also for forecasting what the weather will be like on your visit.
Which touches upon our next question – what will the weather be like? You should be fine if it will be a sunny day with little change in temperature, but what happens if they are predicting rain for parts of the day or a change in temperature from a chilly morning to a hot afternoon? Make sure you are wearing clothes that will accommodate these changes:
Lastly, are you dressing appropriately for your park visit? There are always some things to consider when selecting your attire for a theme park visit:
Now that you’ve figured out what you’ll be wearing you’ll probably want to think about how to keep everything safe and secure. You might want to bring a tote bag or backpack to carry your personal items (or your family’s), but remember that you may not be able to take them on every ride forcing
you to either get a locker, leave in station or not even ride at all. Also think about some
will prohibit all loose articles and what you will do to protect those you have.
They may be a source of ridicule, but fanny packs could be a very practical item to take with you. They will stay strapped to your body and can carry essentials like wallets, phones, keys, and other items
that may be deemed loose articles. They might not be the best for all rides though as they can interfere with the restraints on some of them or may even be prohibited on some, so use caution if you decide to use one.
An alternative to fanny packs are running belts which are elastic belts that have a seat belt like closure and at least one zippered compartment that stretches out to hold your items. These can be great at a park as they are smaller than fanny packs, can be worn under clothing and are pretty secure. The downside is that they can only hold a limited amount of items. A good choice for a running belt is the MoKo Sports Running Belt and it can be found right here.
Finally, one thing that would be considered a staple with roller coaster clothing are pants with zippered pockets, particularly cargo pants. These pants will allow you to secure items such as wallets, phones, and eyeglasses, when going on even the most jarring rides. And you most likely won’t get turned away if he ride has a no loose item policy. Our favorite is the Columbia Silver
There are some things that are necessities for any theme park visit and you should always make sure that you’ve taken them with you on every trip. As discussed before some of your theme park visits are going to be in very warm temperatures and you should make sure to take care of yourself so that you won’t succumb to the heat. Here are some essentials:
If you’re a serious enthusiast there are some roller coaster clothing items and accessories that are must haves:
Theme park trips can be so much fun, but also very long and tiring days. A little planning to help you make the day better will always make it a better experience, so think about the items you will be wearing and taking with you. If you follow my tips I’m sure you’ll have the most amazing time.