Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Snow Hike : What to Wear
1. Synthetic or Wool T-shirt. Try Smartwool's 100% wool tops or Patagonia's Capilene.
2. I like to look for cute button-up shirts made from synthetic materials...like this one.
3. Down Jacket from Montbell. I love their fit and their color way.
4. A warm wool sweater. Make sure it's 100% wool like this one from JCrew.
5. You'll want something to keep you dry and to keep the wind out like this beauty from Patagonia.
6. Or you might want something like this heritage coat from Woolrich. Vintage look. Practical.
7. These quick-dry pants will keep you, well, dry!
8. I have started to use synthetic leggings more and more. They're comfortable, look good, and keep
me warm and dry.
9. Wool. All the way. Smartwool never disappoints.
10. Or try these more fashionable men's wool socks.
11. Good ol' hiking boots. You might like something like these. Good ankle support. Keep your feet
12. Duck boots? Yup. I wore these hiking all throughout the Lake District last year, and they never
gave me any trouble, and they kept my feet dry. I think I'll try them out in the snow on Saturday.
13. Wool hat from Ibex. I love this company that makes all of its products from New Zealand wool
here in the U.S.
14. I'm a sucker for a sailor beanie. This would keep you warm enough.
15. Patagonia's women's gloves
16. wool fingerless/mittens
These are just a few of my suggestions. You can mix and match, or do what works for you. My only warning is try not to wear cotton. When it gets wet from sweat or snow or rain it doesn't dry quickly and can cause you to get cold fast. Wool and synthetic materials dry much faster and keep you warm.