Choosing what to wear in cold weather requires little skill .Human beings lose heat quick when wet than when dry. The following tips explain what is required.
- Layer your clothing- Several thin clothing as opposed to a few thick layers provide optimum insulation and allow easier removal of clothes once temperatures begin to rise. It also makes you enjoy other activities without worrying whether it’s hot or cold.
- Dress for the activity- Vigorous activity such as skiing calls for less layering since the body heats up quickly whereas sedentary activity like bird watching requires heavy clothing.
- Wear insulated boots- The lining should be woolen or synthetic, not cotton. Linings can be bought separately.
- Wear vents: They prevent perspiration moisture from accumulating inside the outerwear thus keeping you comfortable.
- Avoid the sun- Wear warm gloves, glasses or hats to shield you from the suns rays. Sun screen and lip balm protects from harmful UV radiation.
- Keep legs warm- Have at least two layers for the legs. Some people wear up to 5 layers at the torso yet provide 1 layer for the legs. Long underwear or snowboarding pants will do.
- Keep feet warm- Woolen socks provide great insulation. Constrictive footwear will restrict blood flow and make the feet get cold. You can add gaiters to prevent water from getting into the shoes.
- Keep dry- This helps maintain your core temperature, wetness brings a chill faster than when dry.
- Wear a waterproof shell- A parka or a jacket will do
Posted by Amanda Perry 3/12/2015