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Cold Weather Clothing

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by astrocreep96, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. astrocreep96
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    astrocreep96 EDC Junkie

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    Well, here we are with temperatures in the low 'teens and nearly a foot of snow in Kentucky. Curious to see what your cold weather set up is. I grew up in Utah backpacking, climbing, and snowmobiling and so much of what I have now in Louisville is based on what I grew up with and used there. We had -20 degree nights at my cabin in Utah and 10 feet of snow. Mountain hardware, Arc'Teryx, Outdoor Research, MSR, Marmot, etc all rule my closet. Things are a bit tame in Kentucky, comparatively speaking, but still cold.

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  2. KentuckyRock17
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    Here's mine:
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    Unfortunately, it's mostly cotton, looking for some better materials next year.
     
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    Aw man, I need a "laid-out" pic:)Thats awesome
     
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  4. kikaida

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    Got too much to mention now, so it depends upon what I'm doing and how long I'll be outside.
     
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    hal_chase EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Base - Helly Hansen Warm Flow
    Mid - Mountain Hardwear Grid Fleece or Monkey Man Jacket
    Shell - North Face Mountain Guide jacket, Mountain Equipment Karakorum Salopettes
    Duvet - Rab Kinder Smock or North Face Nuptse
    Head - Outdoor Research Hat for All Seasons
    Hands - Pile lined GoreTex mitts, Wild Country Sticky Thicky

    Alternatives - Buffalo TecMax shirt, Buffalo Belay Jacket, Buffalo HA Salopettes
     
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    baccar-3 Loaded Pockets

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    Snowmobile suit. Was -22 yesterday a.m.
     
  7. Gorram

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    An Alberta boy weighs in:
    Polypropylene on the skin, heavy wool pants and a light and heavy wool sweater (layer layer layer). Top it off with fleece or shell depending on precipitation.
    Stay warm!
     
  8. Mudinyeri

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    Pretty sure I cross-posted a cold weather gear article that I wrote on here. (Second page of this thread: http://edcforums.com/threads/arctic-clothing.100132/page-2#post-1354216)

    A few images:

    Layering to Keep Warm
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    Base Layer: Moisture-wicking
    Insulating Layer: Wool, Down or Other "Loft" Layer ('Loft' - air space - creates insulation)
    Environmental Layer: Wind and/or Waterproof

    I prefer layers that do one thing, e.g. wick moisture away from the body, and do it well rather than multi-function layers that try to do many things and end up doing none of them particularly well.

    Cotton Kills - When it gets wet, it stays wet and loses virtually all of its insulating capabilities. This sucks the heat from your body and can quickly lead to hypothermia.
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    Silver Impregnated Base Layer Socks & Gloves (Reflect Heat Back to Your Hands & Feet)
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    Columbia's Omni-Heat (Same Principle as the Socks & Gloves Above)
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    Mittens or Lobster Gloves Will Keep Your Hands Warmer than Traditional Gloves
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    Glove Layering System (Liners, Wool Insulating Layer, Wind/Waterproof Ski Gloves for Environmental Layer)
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    Foot Layering System (Sock Liners, Wool Insulating Layer, Insulated & Waterproof Boots for Environmental Layer)
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