Extreme Cold Weather Gear
People who love to play outdoors year round and don’t let a little thing like freezing temperatures or snow stop them from enjoying themselves know that to do that they have to invest in some special extreme cold weather gear like coats and boots to stay safe.
First on the list, a warm and water-proof jacket that’s specially made to take whatever the elements dish out and still keep a serious outdoor enthusiast warm and dry. Great cold weather jackets are available from The North Face, Columbia and Weatherproof 32 Degrees.
A well proven style to consider is the classic parka with a full-cover lined hood with faux fur trim, closures at the wrists and lots of zippered pockets for stashing important items like water bottles and energy bars. A good choice for a coat to include in an extreme cold weather gear kit is one made with a natural down rated at 900 or above to ensure maximum heat retention when it really counts.
Next look for a tough and comfortable pair of waterproof hiking boots because nothing can put the brakes on a fun excursion faster than sore feet. Choose a pair of leather lace-up boots that are specially treated to resist moisture coming in from the outside and are constructed to vent moisture away from the inside.
Hands need protection too and though a good pair of water proof and ultra insulated gloves can do a good job and keep hands warm, for the best protection choose a pair of waterproof insulated mittens with fitted cuffs to retain heat and prevent cold from getting inside.
It’s not a good idea to just wear a favorite pair of jeans when planning a cold weather excursion, so check out waterproof ski pants that are made to wear in the snow and have sealed seams, adjustable waste tabs for a snug fit and full length insulation.
Don’t forget to add a waterproof backpack for carrying a spare set of clothes and other goodies. Invest in a comfortable backpack designed to balance the load and with features like molded shoulder straps, zippered pockets and mesh water bottle pockets for easy access without opening the pack.
An outdoor trip in harsh weather can be fun for experienced people who are prepared for anything that nature might offer up. Before heading out, be sure to check for extreme cold weather gear today at Macy’s.