Man in a winter hat, sweater and warm winter gloves closes cheeks from the cold
Tips For Dressing For Warmth When It’s Going To Be Extra Cold Outside
Dress Head To Toe
According to Dr. Richard Ingebretsen, “If you don’t have a hat on, you lose heat through your head, just as you would lose heat through your legs if you were wearing shorts.” You can lose heat from any part of your body, so it’s important to ensure all areas are covered.
Wear Water-Resistant Pieces
Heat loss from the body is much more rapid when you are wet, so try to find water-resistant items to wear. Water-resistant shoes will prevent wet feet from stepping in snow and puddles, and a water-resistant coat will protect you from melting snowflakes.
Tight-Fitting Sleeves
Tight-fitting or compression clothing is best for winter, especially compression long sleeves, since they leave no room for a cold breeze to sneak up the arm. Compression long sleeves are also great for regulating body temperature.
Strive For Warmth
When dressing for warmth, a base layer is necessary to wick away moisture in a frigid weather outfit. While it may be tempting to pick thicker base layers, it's beneficial to choose thin and tight layers that take up less space but still compress and wick moisture.
Choose The Right Fabrics
Synthetic or wool fabrics are best for your base layer, as they wick away more moisture. Choose insulation fabrics like fleece, down-insulated jackets
and synthetic insulated jackets for
your middle layer, and an outer
jacket composed of water-resistant
materials for your outer layer.