Cold Weather Gear

Best Cold Weather Gear

With the first Winter storm of 2018 approaching the East Coast, it is essential to be prepared with the best cold weather gear on the market. We have included clothing tips for staying warm as well as links to our favorite items on Amazon. Bundle Up!

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Socks

If your ankles and feet are warm, the rest of your body will have a better chance at fending off the cold. To keep your feet dry, it is important to get socks that are breathable and durable.

Merino Wool Crew Socks

Carhartt Boot Socks

 

Boots

Waterproof boots are one of the most important parts of your cold weather gear. Look for boots with thick insoles that will prevent heat loss and flexible lacing systems. Soft uppers are nice but not a necessity while soles with traction are important on snow and ice!

Kamik Men’s Greenbay

Sorel Women’s Joan of Arctic

 

Long Underwear

The bottom layer essential for cold weather is long underwear. This pair should fit you snugly and hug your body. Typical materials include polypropylene, wool or silk but stay away from cotton because it will absorb water (or sweat) defeating the purpose of a bottom layer!

Duofold Men’s Thermal Underwear

Fruit of the Loom Men’s Thermal Bottom

Rocky Women’s Long John Underwear Set

Duofold Women’s Wicking Thermal Underwear

 

Lined Pants

Occasionally you will be able to get away with skipping the long underwear layer. Flannel lined jeans are a good in-between option when you want to make life a little easier without sacrificing comfort.

Dickies Women’s Flannel Lined Jean

Carhartt Men’s Relaxed Straight Leg Flannel Lined

 

Mid-Layer

This layer and the ones following are important because they transfer the moisture that your long underwear has absorbed to the air through evaporation. Wool and synthetics are the best materials for mid-layer garments.

MERIWOOL Women’s Midweight Baselayer

MERIWOOL Men’s Midweight Baselayer

Duofold Men’s Midweight Thermal

Women’s Merino Wool Top

 

Insulation Layer

A thick puffy jacket over your other layers will be sure to keep you warm and comfortable. The activity you are doing will dictate the necessary thickness of this layer. Remember, thickness is warmth. While down is the preferred material it should not get wet since it takes a really long time to dry. If this is your outermost layer, we recommend going with a synthetic option!

Orolay Women’s Down Jacket

Columbia Men’s Frost-Fighter Puffer Jacket

 

Wind Shell

Studies have shown that this is the most used of all the layers. In windy conditions, your shell can keep you up to 50º warmer, while in non-windy conditions it can keep you up to 25º warmer (conducted by Recretaional Equipment Co-Op)! While shells that are windproof but not waterproof allow perspiration to escape easier, it is sometimes necessary for your shell to be both.

Columbia Women’s Switchback Jacket

Columbia Men’s Watertight Jacket

 

Hats & Gloves

With your head and hands being the body parts most exposed to harsh Winter weather, you need the right gear to keep them bundled up!

Carhartt Acrylic Watch Hat

Pratt and Hart Leather Mittens with Finger Liners

Carhartt Men’s Waterproof Insulated Gloves

Carhartt Women’s Breathable and Waterproof Gloves

 

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