This^Sucks for right now but if you keep your eyes peeled for deals you can generally pick up stuff in the off season for a good deal. Some black friday type stuff or end of season when clearing out last years designs. If you need a complete gear set up and on a budget look at picking up some gloves(use ski gloves as back up and for trail in and out) and a helmet and goggles now for this season. Rock your snowboard or ski boots(did this for a couple years and they work) and other ski gear till you can replace with sale stuff. Going mostly to my motorcycle days but dont buy a bargain helmet. Fit and quality are worth it if its on you all day. But can save good $ buying a quality last years model. If cant try on or buy from a place that has good return policy and dont be afraid to send a couple back till you get it right. Id probably lean to matching the same companys goggles and helmet if you cant try em on together. Ive also splurged for carbon fiber lids and have had regular ones(mostly motorcycle but did just pick up a carbon lid this year for the sled). They are noticeably lighter and if you have the coin go for it but they are not game changing liter. 509 stuff aint bad. Have some of their stuff and klim but most of my stuff if motorfist that I have picked up on screaming deals from their site.
Buy summer gear in the winter and winter gear in the summer.
Got a 509 monosuit this last summer for $300. It's kinda fugly but a big step up from my ski clothes in terms of durability and I've been staying dry. Also this should be obvious, but definitely don't use ski boots for sledding, haha!
Added mobility would be a HUGE incentive for me. I don't care how goofy they make a guy look, if I can get better mobility I am in. I will check them out. Thanks.2 years ago got the onesie/monosuit and not having all that tension around your gut/waist was so freeing. Able to move much faster and not be "limited" in your movement range.
Fad or not, I love my onesie and choose it over jacket/bibs any day.