Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on February 2, 2012
Well, there's sort of a dress code. Here are a few things you'll need to know about what to wear before you go ziplining with us.
Dress for the weather. You'll want to know the current outdoor conditions before you clip onto a zip line. Tennessee weather can be unpredictable, especially with the crazy winter weather we've been having lately. Make sure that you have enough layers to stay warm, especially considering that on some lines, you'll be zipping along as fast as 40 miles per hour.
Jeans or shorts? In colder weather, jeans for sure, but even in summer, we've found that jeans tend to make for a more comfortable ride, especially when that safety harness gets cinched nice and snug. Shorts are acceptable, but they may not always be the best option.
Wear hats at your own risk. If you have headgear that you're confident will stay attached to your noggin, by all means wear it. But you do so at your own risk. Again, at 40 miles per hour, the wind is liable to lift that cap right off your head.
If you need glasses to see, wear them, but make sure they're snug or are secured to your neck by a chain of some kind.
No open-toed shoes! This means sandals, flip-flops, Tevas, etc. Sneakers or some kind of light hiking boot are ideal.
We provide the rest, including safety harness, leather gloves for breaking and a safety helmet.