What to Wear When Skydiving in El Paso, TX

September 28, 2017 6:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Funnily enough, this is one of the most common questions we get asked by customers. We suppose that makes sense––everyone wants to look good, wants to look like they belong––but the funny thing is, as we are providing you with the jumpsuit, you can basically wear anything you want while skydiving in El Paso, TX. Of course, there are some exceptions, which we will discuss in this fun primer.

Skydiving clothing

Ideally, you are choosing your skydiving clothing for comfort and not for fashion. Remember that your clothes will be completely covered in your jumpsuit during the jump, so your opportunities to impress with your super-stylish jeans from Nordstrom will be quite limited! In our experience, loose-fitting clothing is preferable to tight clothing, and will allow you more flexibility and comfort during your jump. We definitely do not recommend dresses or skirts––it’s just not practical. Generally, wear shorts and a t-shirt in the summer, and blue jeans in the winter, and you can’t go wrong.

A note on shoes

This is actually much more important than your clothing choice, as your clothing will be completely enclosed in a jumpsuit, but your shoes will actually be directly exposed to the 120-mile-per-hour freefall. This means that flip flops are certainly out, as are most low-top or soft-bodied sneakers. The effects of the wind from the free fall can rip poorly secured shoes right off your feet!


For the same reason, you should never wear jewelry. You’ll just want to leave all of it behind on the ground before we go, along with all the stuff in your pockets. It’s too dangerous to carry stuff that will be pulled from you during the jump. And why would you want to risk losing something so expensive and irreplaceable?

People with glasses

Everyone jumps with goggles, which protect your eyes from the intense wind during the fall. If you wear prescription glasses, you can wear them under the goggles if you need to. Make sure that you get very tight goggles if you have contacts, as, if the air is going through your goggles, your contacts can actually be moved across your lens, which is unpleasant. For this reason, please let us know if you wear contacts!

Skydiving in El Paso, TX can be among the most incredible thrills you ever experience in your life. There’s no reason to worry too much about how you look. One of the best things about skydiving is that you get to leave your earthbound burdens behind and simply experience the thrill of being alive. Just make sure to leave the jewelry behind, wear secure shoes, and get ready to enjoy the ride. We do this every day, and we’re still hooked! If you or a group of your friends are looking to experience the thrill of your life, to shake yourself out of your everyday boring routine, give us a call at Skydive El Paso. We’ve got over 40 years of experience in thrill seeking. We’ll keep you safe and show you the time of your life!

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