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7 Cold-Weather Accessories For Winter Walking. UA STORM FLEECE GAITER. Gaiters aren’t just for the slopes — they can protect you against painful and potentially damaging windburn on a UA AROUND TOWN BEANIE. COLDGEAR® INFRARED FLEECE GLOVES.

UA CHARGED WOOL BOOT SOCKS. UA RUN CONVERTIBLE GLOVES. Tahbilk Balaclava Fleece Hood,Heavyweight Cold Weather Winter Motorcycle,Windproof Ski Mask,Ski&Snowboard Gear. As winter approaches, it’s officially time to break out your parka, snow boots, and all the necessary cold weather accessories.

And while coats usually get all the credit, the right accessories. Scroll up to watch the how-to video, and then scroll back down for even more must-know details as well as our cold-weather product selections. MORE: 7 Incredible Results You’ll Get From Walking 30. Try this three-step layering system on your next walk. With the right clothing, you might even enjoy winter walking!

First layer: Start with a light synthetic fabric, such as Cool-Max or polypropylene, closest to your skin. It will pull sweat away from your skin and allow it to dry quickly. Second layer: This is your insulation. Look for a. But it’s possible to pack light and smart for all your wintertime adventures!

With these seven winter essentials for girls, you’ll be all set for wherever your cold weather travels may take you. If you’re traveling in Europe this winter, make sure to check out our top ten cities to visit in Europe in the winter. 1. A Hat. ACCESSORIES. Model: JD4499-RK.

Learn More. ANKLE STRAP KIT. ACCESSORIES. Model: JD3800. Learn More.

ICEGRIPS STRAP KIT. ACCESSORIES. Model: JD4403. Learn More. Winter Walking.

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Do not reuse or reproduce without permission. Wear waterproof boots if you’ll be trekking through snow, and if you’ll be in very cold temperatures you might require boots with built-in insulation. For your nose and cheeks, try a neck gaiter for face mask. For your ears, a winter hat or headband can do the trick.

My motorcycle helmet vents really well, I discovered this winter. I was in serious need of a warm head covering for cold weather riding, and the Tough Headwear helmet liner looked like just the thing. Arrived and I had a chance to test it out on Christmas day when it was 35 degrees.

Pleased to say that it kept my head quite warm.

List of related literature:

Gloves for rope work, hiking in thick bush Gaiters Spare batteries Hiking poles Protective hat for sun Beanie/balaclava for cold 3.

“Adventure Racing” by Jacques Marais, Lisa De Speville
from Adventure Racing
by Jacques Marais, Lisa De Speville
Human Kinetics, 2004

To this was added cold weather gear, the parka with a fur-trimmed hood, mittens with trigger fingers, mitten inserts, waterproof trousers, thermos boots, heavy socks, and other items like chemical heaters.

“The Korean War” by Paul M. Edwards
from The Korean War
by Paul M. Edwards
Greenwood Press, 2006

Ice & Snow Climbing • Helmet · Cagoule (Balaklava) • Extra socks • Gaiters • Mittens, Fingerless mittens · Slings, rappel anchors, runners, seats, etc.

“Wilderness Camping & Hiking” by Paul Tawrell
from Wilderness Camping & Hiking
by Paul Tawrell
Globe Pequot Press, 2007

Wristlet put into winter coat sleeves to keep out cold and wind.

“A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern” by Mary Brooks Picken
from A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern
by Mary Brooks Picken
Dover Publications, 2013

If the day is cold, you’ll want these extra items.

“Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide” by Hal Higdon
from Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide
by Hal Higdon
Rodale Books, 2005

So while I’m on the subject of educating the clueless, I’d like to suggest that a warm fleece, a rain-proof doodad and a litre bottle of water are the basics—in addition to good hiking shoes and socks—if you want to go for a wander above 1000 meters.

“Why Women Are Stupid” by Penelope Adams
from Why Women Are Stupid
by Penelope Adams
Lulu.com, 2008

Personal items: Insect repellent, sunscreen, hat with sun visor.

“The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration” by Elaine R. S. Hodges
from The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration
by Elaine R. S. Hodges
Wiley, 2003

Fingerless gloves can be a real comfort in cold weather, and extra clothing is a good idea if you fish early or late in the day.

“Fly Fishing in Northern New Mexico” by Craig Martin
from Fly Fishing in Northern New Mexico
by Craig Martin
University of New Mexico Press, 2002

Waterproof boots, a snowsuit that covers me from head to toe, thermal gloves.

“The Hunger Games Trilogy” by Suzanne Collins
from The Hunger Games Trilogy
by Suzanne Collins
Scholastic Incorporated, 2011

A pair of hiking shoes is a must, as is warm and waterproof clothing.

“Lonely Planet East Africa” by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Ray Bartlett, Stuart Butler, Jean-Bernard Carillet, David Else, Mary Fitzpatrick, Anna Kaminski, Tom Masters, Carolyn McCarthy, Helena Smith, Shawn Duthie
from Lonely Planet East Africa
by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, et. al.
Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2018

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  • Hi Hannah, Thanks for making these great video’s, I enjoy watching them very much. I am planning my first serious walk this summer; it would be great to hear your tips for walking in summer!

  • Dan, I like your videos, but Backcountry.com? Nope, sorry dude, I’m out. I read your other comment about it and people who only try to do better when they’re caught don’t deserve second chances.

  • Backcountry.com is sponsoring you? Oh Dan… �� I love you and your videos!!! You have helped me dial in my gear so much. But I will never order from Backcountry ever again after what they did to small businesses.

  • I love the video and brands you showed.
    On a side note. Get good rest and face/ under eye moisturizer before going to bed. We are getting some eye-bags lately here Dan. We dont want the handsome Dan B to look restless. Love yah! ��

  • Thats what i thought. Koyotes dying for this, rabbits getting killed for the hat. Do you own a pet? just imagine someone would skin the dog or cat just to have real fur around the neck. Kinda selfish, isnt it?

  • Cute ideas! I have seen faux fur scarves at Target, so I am positive that any of these accessories can be purchased within any budget. Thanks! 😉

  • don’t think it should cost an arm and a leg just to keep one of them warm:/ those items were beautiful but just not realistic for most viewers..

  • I must say that I really enjoy this amazing, helpful, cultural video, specially the minute 14:52… Following your chanel now!!!! ��������������

  • Another tip for walking (anytime, actually!) would be to schedule in a cafe stop half-way round. First half: build appetite; second half: work off the cake! My favourites (in Kent) would be NT places like Knole, Ightham Mote, Scotney Cas. or Sissinghurst love ’em all!

  • Personal favs: Patagonia thermal base layer, Darn Tough wool socks, Eddie Bauer First Ascent windproof pants, Kuhl thin wool shirt, Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer down jacket, Outdoor Reasearch Helium II rain jacket (and pants if needed), 2 wool buffs (one for neck seal around the jacket, one for the face), a wool beanie, and Marmot waterproof snow gloves. Add in Julbo photochromatic sunglasses to protect the eyes against snow glare, and Keen snow boots (if needed, or Altra Lone Peak 3.5 trail runners if not). With that, I’m good down to around 0 Fahrenheit when moving unless the wind is truly awful.

  • UNsubscribing… How can you be telling people to use endangered animals all the time? Are you heartless? Ow my God, you should be ashamed of yourself! Do you know they’re skinned alive, and they suffer unimaginable pain? How can you sleep knowing this and stimulating people to buy fur? Shame on you, really, really shame….

  • Some of the issues you mentioned like heavy boots if insulated or sweating in waterproof jacket…. not true for everything, you get what you pay for. Go cheap and yes these problems happen but dont say no matter what it will be an issue. I buy very nice outdoor gear and do not have those issues. Quality not quantity

  • These outfits are so cute! I love blanket scarves too but I can never make them look all big and like fluffy like you. It always ends up looking just… off haha I don’t know what I’m doing wrong

  • Ok 2 things you need to make viewers aware of:
    #1) backcountry.com advertises free 2 day shipping with orders over a certain amount. They actually use ups/usps parcel post combination which takes 7 days and is the second slowest in the industry. When you speak to them about it they always apologize. Ive done it 3 times now.
    #2) i was a huge arcteryx fan for many years including 6 (yes six) of their packs until my taped seams on a $500 arcteryx jacket came loose. I mailed it into arcteryx warranty (lifetime warranty per REI right) and got an email back saying: “my jacket had exceeded it’s useable life and was no longer covered. I had it for 10 years and it was the first jacket i ever paid over 500 for. Ever since then i convince people to run from their brand. There are plenty of manufacturers that stand behind their products today.
    REI, Big Agnes, Marmot, Outdoor Research have all stood behind their products for me over the last 25 years which make them go to brands for me.

  • Great tips there, Hannah I’m looking forward to getting out on Dartmoor over the winter we almost missed the whole season last year for one reason or another but am looking forward to getting up on those snow capped Tors.:-)

  • My layering system is pretty similar. One major difference is I use an insulated outer shell over my mid and bottom layers. I have a Patagonia, Gortex shell.

  • I took an outdoor survival class at nightschool back in the early 80’s because I needed the credits to graduate in my 5th year of highschool. It seemed like an easy credit that’s why I took it. but no, I had to actually learn stuff. My teacher Mr. Hill was a huge wool fanatic. He used to say if it aint wool it’s crap! Every test had a wool question or the answer was wool. It became a running joke with the class. his reasoning was that it keeps you warm even if it gets wet. He was actually a really good teacher. He taught us all how to flyfish. He would not let us graduate until we got it down. I actually learned a lot from that crazy sob. I wonder if he’s still alive?

  • Average nonJoe gonna lose toes…

    Liner socks, High Loft Wool Socks, boots laced tight at the Ankles looser across the toes.
    Legs Generate a lot of heat while Walking, Working,etc. so a pair of Wool100 dress pants will insulate against all but the worst weather. While static you put on a Shell Pant or what ever.
    Your core is finicky and up to personal choice. I recommend a T shirt base layer, long sleeve PCU layer, Pendleton Wool shirt, or two. Bring a Shell of some sort.
    Two pair of Gloves. Wool Liner and a Leather Shell. Pattern 1951 type.
    Boots HANDS DOWN GI Cold Weather Boots with slip in liners.
    Below 32° Mickey mouse boots.
    LUKE LOOK UP PCU Layering.

  • Great video Dan. A tip I learnt just this week, be careful recommending hand warmers in sleeping bags, they’re oxygen activated, can be hazardous and result in suffocation, especially for kids who may snuggle down in the bag.

  • I know there are many ways to stay warm in the back country. This is just my way of doing it! Share your tips and help others below! ��������

  • Staying warm………
    1.) Stay dry. That means keeping your sweat under control.
    2.) Dress so that you’re freezing for the first 10-15 minutes. You’ll heat up considerably underway.
    3.) Loose fit is better than a tight fit for anything other than a base layer.
    4.) Throw on a warm layer 5 minutes after you stop to rest or eat when the sweating tapers off.
    5.) Sleep in clean dry clothing.
    6.) Stay hydrated.
    7.) Don’t work yourself to exhaustion unless it’s a survival situation.
    8.) Wind removes thermal energy fast. If there’s no wind don’t use a windproof layer to maximize shedding heat and water vapor. If there is wind add wind protection first and more insulation only if you need to. Pit zips and pocket zippers along with a front zipper can be really useful to tailor airflow as you go.
    9.) External frame pack. They stand off your back a few inches rather than laying against your back like an internal frame soft pack. That air space keeps your back drier and more comfortable. They are also easier to use for lashing snowshoes and skis to.
    10.) Goggles not sunglasses. Preferably with polarized lenses. Provide eye protection from wind and snow but also cut down on glare / reflected light off snow and ice and therefore snow blindness. They can also cover a significant area of exposed skin to prevent frostbite.

  • My complaint with the layering is when the zippers start piling up on each other. Like yourself, I will double my md layer at times, both of those will have zippers then add the outer shell… another zipper.

  • Hi Luke, i’ve only recently found your videos and got to say I’m impressed! The reviews and instructional videos you post are very informative. I am 73 yrs and just about to embark on my first camp since I was in my teens. Just a one nighter for an airshow here in the UK to start with. It may lead to more excursions. I’m staggered by the range of tents available in the US. Stores here in the UK seem to stock only a very limited range. I have just bought a Vango Pop 400 for that airshow which will suit for my son and me for that one night, only £70 GDP in a closing down sale. Have you ever reviewed any Vango equipment? You’ve piqued my interest in the outdoors again and I seem to be watching you more and more on your adventures with a great feeling of jealousy and awe at the fantastic places you can access instead of getting on with my chores. In several vid’s you’re wearing base layers of various colours with an ‘Active’ logo on them. My searches have yet to find that brand either through Google or Amazon. Could you point me in the right direction to find that brand please? Good to see you out with your other half. She looks like a ‘keeper’. All the best to you both from the UK.

  • I wear a 3M N95 respirator as a base layer for my face. It filters 95% of particulates from the air (a plus when it’s windy). This is not a surgical quality mask but one that you can find at a hardware store in the paint aisle. It’s warm, easy to breathe through, comfortable, and it has a valve that helps remove moisture as you breathe. If it gets too wet, I can switch it out for a new/dry one. Because I am wearing it for warmth more than air filtration, I do wash and reuse them. As an outer layer, I press my Columbia one-piece ski suit into service. I use Thermaslim glove liners underneath my Columbia Sportswear OmniHeat gloves, for moisture wicking and superior dexterity when worn alone. Super Bowl weekend 2019, we had a blizzard here in SW Montana USA. I completed two walks in town of 4 miles round trip each, once on Saturday and once on Sunday, mostly flat and paved. Temps with wind chill were -5F on Saturday and -12F on Sunday. I stayed warm, using a similar layering system as shown in this video, never overheated or got sweaty. It’s nice to have this video for comparison with my winter dressing. Thanks so much, TOGR.

  • Okay, I am a big fan of Moreno wool but if you are like my wife and allergic, not so good. So the go to is silk or polypropylene or whatever the new generation is. Silk is a natural material but pricey so if you are counting your pennies synthetic is best.

  • Solid recommendations but I’m surprised you go with so many hooded garments. I find that a hood is only useful on a hardshell (or parka if temperatures are steadily well below freezing), and even then should be stowable, removable, or at least designed in such a way that it won’t collect snow. Otherwise they become snow-collecting buckets, extra things to snag on brush, get in the way of a pack, and don’t allow as much flexibility as a toque and a neck gaiter. And I hate what having a hood up does to my ability to hear the woods.

  • You do excellent video I’m a established backpacker so I have everything I need. The biggest complaint I hear from people starting out is the experience of the equipment needed.
    People are in different financial situation and most of the reviews are for high end experience equipment. You have done a few but there need to be more options
    for people who are starting out
    any advise you can give? I allways suggest military surplus most of the high end company’s make the military cold weather gear and buying in the middle of July on eBay when know one is think about
    winter help..

  • My winter layers are Torso:Tank top (wife beater), T-shirt, Long sleeve t shirt, dress shirt. Legs: Long johns or track pants and levis jeans. Feet: 2 pairs of socks and construction work boots. I hate feeling the cold air on my skin it freezes me up.

  • Costco sells 100% Merino wool long sleeve shirts for $20 that work great as base layers. They’re not terribly warm (very thin), but they keep me drier and fresher smelling than anything else I’ve ever worn, and I perspire a lot (not a full on sweat).

  • One word of caution to you viewers. Synthetic clothing has one big drawback. A lot of winter hikers rely on a camp fire to stay warm, and synthetics can go up in flames very quickly, or melt. Otherwise they’re great. I hike in extremely cold conditions, and nothing beats wool.

  • Hi Dan I just found your channel from the Joe Robinett video. It’s Sunday I’m relaxing with a cup of tea and binge watching your channel. I don’t backpack because of bad knees but I am an avid car camper. I Camp out of my Toyota FJ Cruiser every two weeks or more. I live in lower Michigan by the sleeping bear dunes and I am quite often in the upper peninsula. In the next couple of years I hope to explore in northern Wisconsin in the western side of the upper peninsula such as the porcupine mountains. Even though I am not a backpacker I do camp very lightly I’m not your typical girl glamper. Your channel is awesome I’m finding a lot of your information very useful. I’m not much of a winter camper but more of a three season camper. Just in the last five years I have gotten back into camping and I’ve gotten all new gear. And like you I’m a gear junkie. You have just found your self and loyal subscriber. Thanks Dan. Your channel is just what I was looking for.

  • All that damn trouble when you could’ve went to refrigiwear.com and ordered Coveralls suited for -50F to -46C there called Iron-Tuff® Coveralls

  • Just got back from my Christmas overnight and took two of your suggestions from some older vids. My ultralight camp stool, and a nitecore su26 headlamp. Great recommendations! All was used and abused and survived. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • I use Mountain Hardwear Windstopper jacket and pants with fleece underneath. My Arc’Teryx goretex pro shell never traps moisture underneath. Its breathable.

  • I go to college in New York State and everyone always roasts me for wearing tights under my jeans but like I’m cold and I don’t care! (& they’re kinda slimming and make my butt look good lmao)

  • Tip, don’t layer too much on your feet as the tightness will make your feet colder no matter how many socks.
    I wore 4 pairs of socks to work once in 7 degree weather, the next day in 5 degree weather I wore 2 pairs, and my feet weren’t cold

  • I cannot get my feet in my shoes with two pairs of socks like that and i’m already wearing shoes that are 1.5 sizes longer than my feet.

  • Hi Dan! Great Video! Was wondering if you have seen the Decathlon Trek 100 down jacket. it is only $65 and apparently comparable to the Ghost Whisperer. Just curious on your thoughts! Thanks! Love the videos!

  • Its always easier to survive in cold areas then in desert heat. In cold areas infinite food and water, most animals gotta eat to keep warm too. In desert and hot areas even animals hide from heat and don’t even hunt just play lazy and sleep they arent spending much energy moving or trying to keep warm.

  • Making your feet “tight” inside your boot to stay warm is the opposite of what you want to do. Maybe for hiking idk, but that’s a great way to freeze if you sit still for any length of time.

  • Right here @ 2:55 he talks about a tight fit in your Shoe’s\Boots with all those socks on. Well, now if you have the Money and always dress like this in the cold\Winter; you can Buy your boots one (1) or Two (2) sizes Bigger too allow for the extra pair of Socks. Just a thought.

  • Dan,
    Enjoyed vid. Are you familiar with Hilleberg tents cause I need an opinion. Hope to do winter camping in the Adirondacks next few weeks. I have a Staika 4-season but weighs 8 plus pounds. I also have an Anjan 3-season at half the weight. In your opinion, could I get by with the lighter Anjan when temps drop to single digits? Thanks.

  • thanks for showing these very much Dan. I was looking for a base layer that isn’t skin tight. and that cerium jacket looks awesome

  • Another great vid Dan! I can see why some ppl are upset with Backcountry.com. It really seems like they were bullying small businesses. The backpacking community is a tight one. Unfortunately, it seems that Backcountry.com only backed off of their tirade of lawsuits when they found out how tight the community was. I find it odd that they say they “now realize that their actions were not consistent with their values.” How do you not know your own companies core values?
    Either way. You have to look out for you Dan. I don’t care who you have sponsor your videos. You make great content and that’s what matters to me. I agree. We all deserve a second chance.

  • Love the layering ideas! Can you talk about how a shell like the OR Helium 2 over top of a mid layer can help take the place of a heavier outer layer? Some other creative layering combos maybe? I know you’ve done budget gear vids, more budget layering ideas? Love the vids thanks!

  • My winter gear is more in line with Arctic temps of -20f and below. I can put more on and take more off as needed. I am looking for lighter layers though. That Arc’teryx jacket sounds great, and a Fjallraven Shell, maybe Keb. I like Under Armour’s Base Layer 4.0 and their Coldgear Infrared outerwear. Never tried Darn Tough socks. I use Smart Wool socks, but im not married to em. Good stuff Dan. Stay warm!

  • Please do consider doing a review for your down jackets.. 650 and the 850 one… There isn’t a single decent review for that…!!!

  • Dan!!!!!! You are inadvertently excluding 50% of the market by only posting men’s affiliate links. I know that 80% of your viewers are probably guys (I think 74% male viewership on my channel so I’m assuming yours is similar). Moving forward can you post female options for gear that has both men’s and women’s versions (for things like the Ghost Whisperer for instance that comes in both mens and womens.) I’m 5″2 and the arms on mens jackets are too long. Just a suggestion from your female viewership. I’d totally like to use your 15% off code but it’s all guys gear. Pop in a couple women’s links for us gals!!!!

  • Nice Dan good stuff love the Arc’teryx have a couple of their jackets including the Alpha SV looking to pickup the Atom jacket you showed thanks for sharing!

  • We have many of the same likes in cold weather. Funny about the buff, but you are right on putting over your face when sleeping. Finished a recent hike and did that for the first time. I am impressed how much that helped
    Merry Christmas DB and family!!

  • Being homeless myself, I invented the 7-layer system for the homeless based on the 3-layer system for trekking/mountaineering. I never use thick or medium clothing, always the thinner versions.

    1. Cotton or thermal wool
    2. Polyester trekking shirt, very thin
    3. Really thin fleece bodywarmer
    4. Thin fleece with sleeves
    5. Thin synthetic bodywarmer
    6. Windstopper with hood
    7. Rain jacket, membrane (or poncho)

    The windstopper and the rain jacket kind of double for each other, my windstopper is water-resistant en my rain jacket also has windstopping properties.

    If you know you’ll sweat, use merinowool, otherwise organic cotton is fine.

    The bodywarmers create more space at the sides of the shoulders, create padding for carrying, they also help with wicking because they create more armpit-space.

  • Collapsible emergency toilet can come in handy when a pee sneaks up in the middle of a chilly night. Can be found on Amazon. Blue accordion looking tube thingy.

  • Re: layering socks.

    Layers only work if normal blood flow to the toes can be maintained. If you layer too aggressively your boot and layers can reduce blood circulation.

    It’s therefore important to find a balance between layers and not insulation. I use a light comfortable sock to protect the skin then a warm thick sock.

    I work outside in winter in some of the most extreme cold that can be sustained on a daily basis for years. If you can afford any insulation in your boot is worth it. These days I even wear insulated workboots in the hot summer.

  • So if there is snow on the ground. You wearing hiking shoes or do you switch over to boots? Something with a Thinsulate? I know heavy but warm.

  • If something cost 50$ this guy always says he got it for 20$… everytime he found it for about 50% less than you will ever find it

  • Great video as always shame you’ve taken sponsorship from such an awful company. Backcounty have spent the last few years sueing companies that use the word backcountry causing several to close and others to make costly rebrading all because they believe they own the word backcountry. Please, please, please consider who your are connecting yourself with.

  • Great stuff bro. I have a number of different winter trips coming up. Definitely going to be putting your advice on layering to good use. Great vid man! Keep them coming ����

  • Dont get too close to the campfire wearing any of that gear or it will be a permanent part of your body when it melts to your skin.

  • I primarily use military clothing. Base layers, wool blends, heavy thermals, wool socks. (All these things are CHEAP). Recently bought (garage sale) King of the Mountain wool shirt. Nothing better in the world. Certainly a down puffer. Wool blend beanies too.

  • When you double up mid layer or jacket on jacket, do you size up on one?
    Also how do you control condensation from your breathe getting your seepbag yet, mouse around your mouth section while sleeping?

  • Absolute perfect timing as I’m hiking in New Hampshire in January. Slightly worried, but I’m hiking with a pro so I will probably be fine! Thanks Dan!

  • I hope it doesn’t get that cold where I am. I like to snooze in front of a warm fire on very cold days. Good info, though. The info on gloves and socks are where I’m weakest. Best stay by the fire:)

  • Any suggestions on good synthetic socks for hiking?

    I used smart wool for ages, and daily wear it’s no problem. When hiking I’ve found the socks irritate my legs right above the ankle. Not sure if it’s a moisture/chaffing issue, but I get a rash that persists for about a week after the fact. Tried the same thing with average cotton crew length socks and no issues at all.

    I initially thought the irritation was coming from the permethrin I treated the socks with, but 4 months and numerous washings later it’s still an issue.

  • Annoyed and slightly tired Dan is more entertaining and charismatic than regular Dan. I recommend six takes for all future videos! Haha, better than usual video though.

  • Personally i prefer all my layers( during day anyway) to have zips,if not full zip then zip to chest, if too warm just open it cool down, refreshing ��

  • Luke…. I realize that this vid is several years old and perhaps you have a more up to date video out there now, but this was really lacking in information! I usually look forward to your reviews, but this one… zzzzzzzzz. Regarding the gloves… what was the MATERIAL the three gloves were made of?? The material, as you know, makes all the difference. Sadly you did not mention the types of material. The hood you showed…. silk? wool? polypropyleen? acrylic? cotton? a blend??

  • A tip for thermal longjohns, top and bottom, is to avoid them being skin tight which is the option most people go for. This allows heat from your body to escape as quickly as it builds up and can restrict movement because the material is tight against your skin. The ideal is loose, but not baggy which makes them much more effective, especially when you are active. I was given this advice by guys who work on the North Sea oil rigs for whom warmth and personal safety is paramount and have taken this advice myself for both camping and sea angling, both ashore and afloat, right through the winter for a number of years and I can assure you, it really does make a big difference to comfort. The proof? At 71 years of age, I’m the only one in my local age group who doesn’t suffer from the usual age-related problems with restricted movement and still hike on a regular basis!

  • No difference what so ever, except leather usually comes from animals who’s meat are then eaten. Although I don’t wear leather, eat meat, have goose down pillows etc I have to say that it’s better that people “latch on” to a cause for whatever reason, it’s a step. The world isn’t black or white It’s not a choice between “animal hating meat eater and fur lover” and “ultra radical vegan”. I’m glad people are upset. The fur industry is truly not acceptable this day and age.

  • This was a great video! Just subbed! I’ve always loved walking and hiking, but it’s been a while since I took it seriously. To battle my clinical depression and weight I’ve begun to make sure I at least get out for a walk every day. The goal is at least 5 miles between my walks and then everything else I do throughout the day. Unfortunately for me I’ve gotten the spirit to get started right as the weather is turning to the chilly side �� I’m going to invest in some new thermal underlayers, and I most definitely need new walking shoes! My old ones are so worn to the ground it’s like I’m not even wearing sneakers!

  • I remember buying a cheap insulated snowsuit some years ago. It was so warm i would start to SWEAT when i walked to the store in 0 degree farenheit..! If you are going out in really cold temperatures, you may want to check these out. You can get them both in insulated versions, and just the shell, without insulation, so you can adjust the temperature with wool sweaters and stuff.

  • … 5 is cold, but not freezing cold (yes, I know it technically is, but it’s just not). 50 is freezing cold. That’s when I layer like this.

  • Thank you so much for this! I’m a Southern California guy and “Clueless” on layering. Not anymore thanks to this video! Also, I really appreciate you going the extra mile to actually show us how you put the gear on. Many thanks!!!

  • Layering with socks is an extreme no no, your feet need to move to allow circulation, if you want to go double wear a wind breaking layer sock and then a wool sock over it

  • I note that you didn’t mention walking sticks. That said, we always plan our walks around a pub! Love the elderflower & cordial tip. Cheers!

  • Warm feet = warm body… I always test out any new socks and boots as a pair to make sure that I have enough room (but not too loose) for an insulating layer of air, and also make sure I don’t constrict blood flow to my feet.

  • I just found your channel and your videos are really helpful! Thanks for doing this video and sharing these tips. I live in Finland and it’s cold outside ❄️

  • When he is talking about 10 degrees and 5 degrees and below zero, is it Farenheit or Celsius? Below zero Farenheit? Where does this guy live? Siberia?? If it celsius, then i think he is way over dressed.

  • Good video and some good tips thanks. I have the Atom LT jacket too, yes, it’s expensive, but it’s by far my favourite mid layer ever.

  • OK dude I live in Saskatchewan how you dressed that is how we dress to go start our car in the morning. Here it gets to 30 to -50 for 3 to 4 months straight. You need to come see what real cold is all about. IN -10 degree weather we wear t-shirts and shorts waiting for outdoor pools to open.

  • Hi, I have some trouble knowing when I go from worm to sweat. If I sweat I get a little cold and then I need to cover up and then more sweat. Is it just me?
    Thanks, Trail Flea….

  • Cotten is rotten. Always go with synthetic or wool. Helly Hanson makes base layers that are polypropylene moisture wicking layer inside combined with merino wool outside Excellent at keeping you from sweating up. I wear it kayaking and everywhere else.

  • Thank you so much for this video! This Christmas I’ll be travelling to my hometown in Russia,where it gets around -15°C,and now I know what to wear and not freeze to death.You pretty much saved my life:)

  • Great video Dan…very helpful info and gear reviews..Thank you!! Would have liked more in depth glove, mitten info, and also, boots, hiking shoes…but that’s a lot to cover…maybe another video…My fingers and toes are what seem to give me problems…Well done!

  • I’ll be watching if you take this video down within the week, or else I will be as many others Unsubscribing from this channel. Honestly.. Fur.. Today.. Wake up and smell the 21th century. Animals don’t need to suffer a cruel life and death for us to be warm any more.

  • I’m so ready for the cold now! It’s still rainy here in France and I hate it �� I love the snow and frost! And wearing massive coats and fluffy hats

  • All things I’ve been thinking about!! Thanks Dan!! Has to wait until next season. Getting a new Hammock Gear Dyneema Fiber Palace Tarp and a Dream Hammock Darien. Merry Christmas to me!!!

  • Good video as a “warmer person”.
    I however have horrible circulation. Let me know if you want a list of “must haves” for those, like me, that are complete wimps in the cold. ��

  • Great info. I’ve been able to figure a lot of this out working outdoors everyday. Granted I live near the coast where it’s not as cold, but we can see temps in the 20s. Layering on the legs is a bit tricky but I’ve found that if temps don’t hit the 60s I can handle a thin layer of polypropylene under my pants and not get too hot. Way easier to shed layers on your upper body than lower. I agree with wearing a t-shirt as the first layer. Maybe just my perception, but I feel like it helps my underarms breathe better. Darn Tough are the best socks, IMO. Smart Wool and Fits just don’t hold up like they do. I’ve found the full cushion socks to be best for me, but it’s because of my narrow feet. Helps fill out the boots better. Garmont T8 Bifidas are my favorites for pretty much everything outdoors. Training, hiking, hunting, working, etc. Wish they dried faster though.

  • Great video! Back to the basics of layering. I routinely hike in 30-40 below (north of Fairbanks AK) and I layer the same way with the only difference being the boots. All of you complaining about his sock layering; its fine for the temps he is talking about. If you are a couch potato and have poor circulation and low iron you would probably have to layer differently but for those who routinely get out and hike (especially in the cold) everything he said is spot on! Explore on my friend!!

  • very well explained! thanks!

    any suggestions for cycletouring in cold and/or rainy weather? condensation is a problem I experience currently.

  • Hi Ali,

    Just wanted to say lovely video. I know people keep asking for price-conscious items, so I wanted to say thank you for including the two choices from aerie. They are fabulous, functional, and price-conscious. Hopefully, I can find dupes for the more expensive items, too.:P

    Once again, thanks for great ideas, so I know what to look for next time I’m out shopping. I think that’s what everyone should think about when watching your vids.:)

    <3

  • Hi Dan, How do you keep your mid-layer from becoming wet at the sleeves during continuous rain? My fleece mid-layer (Ayacucho 3-in-1) takes water at the sleeves for some 4 inches(!), even under a rain-layer, the mid-layer sticking out only slightly. That makes my wrists colder and colder en and the mid-layer won’t dry, even after hanging a night out of the rain. Is a polyester mid-layer doing the trick, of are there better options? Greetings from a fellow hiking vlogger from The Netherlands. Always loving to see your vlogs.

  • Merino long sleeve base, polartec fleece or down jacket, down jacket, oversize waterproof shell. Toasty top.
    Merino long johns, stretchy pants, Merino socks.
    Merino just works good against the skin.
    That Arc’teryx sounds great though, sounds like that could replace two of my top layers.

  • Amazing video dude, love the addition of seeing you actually layering up really useful. Safe trip on your adventures and God Bless

  • Very good. I know about hiking on the trail. And wearing layers that wick away moisture from the skin and keeping warm. I’m an old hiker.

  • I use a wall Mart R1 base layer while hiking, and a Patagonia gridded fleace, when I get into camp I put my smart wool 250 mid layer over my R1 then my Patagonia fleace then my moutain hardware ghost whisper, and if wind starts to blow I will toss on my REI event rain jacket, works awesome, plus I use a great set if mittens also

  • Hello Dan, I love watching your videos about your excursions and camping out to get those beautiful pictures, I am learning so much from you and greatly appreciate all of your dedication.

    I was hoping you could help advise me in what camping gear to get, because I have made plans for 2024 to to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and the Appalachian Trail all in one go and I will be bringing my Sony A7R4 along with my tripod and 3 lenses to try and capture all of the beautiful landscapes, I will be bringing the
    Sigma 16mm F/1.4, Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM and the FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G and a 2x teleconverter and possibly what ever else you think I might need for this adventure lol.

    So with all of that in mind I am looking for advice on what camping gear to get to help me survive in 4 season weather from extreme elevation, from Deserts, Forrest and Snow, I am looking for ultralight stuff and money is not an issue because I will be saving up for 4 years to go on this trip, I am looking for quality things that will last the whole trip.

  • Hello Dan, the outdoor answer man. Thank you for sharing this very informative winter clothing gear, some great reminders. All the best to you and your family. ��

  • I’m Australian and going travelling in Europe in winter so this is very helpful thankyou haha
    It was literally 34 degrees celcius where I live today and when I go to London it will be like 4 degrees

  • I live in Massachusetts towards Maine and all of these things are way too expensive. I walk to and from school and work and I do just fine with a long winter jacket and a sweatshirt

  • Love this!! You had me hooked the moment I heard shakey graves…. haha! Traveling to Chicago tomorrow from Charleston, sc. Thank you so much for the tips!!! You’re a life saver!

  • omg I’m moving to idaho in the winter(and I’ve never really experienced actual cold winters/snow) and your cold weather hacks are totally helping me shop, THANK YOU!!

  • This was so helpful! It doesn’t get that cold in Ireland really.. but I have been absolutely frozen lately no matter what I wear. Going to try these tips out:)

  • Good stuff man! We were taught to always dress just a bit cold for movement. Then at least you don’t sweat like crazy and have to stop to dress down.

  • Thank god i found your video, i’m to Germany this winter and i didn’t know what to do about the weather! I’m from Mexico specifically from a city where winter is just a concept and i’m just super scared about xtreme cold

  • I loveee this video,even if I live in Italy and in winter it gets -2°C at nights(right now) and around 8°C during the day.But I’m always,always,cold.These days I have worn tights under my jeans and boots,because I was too cold to wear anything else.I can’t understand how my friends wear only jeans and Converse/Vanse/Pumas without freezing.I kinda feel a granny while being with them,I’m all covered, while they’re not at all.

  • I am in Buffalo NY and we haven similar weather and it gets dark early in the winter months. But your tips are going to be put to use on proper layering and walking about my area in the winter. Nice video.

  • FINALLY! Living in a climate where we get to -25C winters, I find this video actually helpful and will be following it! Especially thin jacket under jacket… So done with winter styling hacks telling me to “oh, I like itty bitty dress with opaque tights and jumper that’s so warm”, like girl, try to go out like that when it’s -10 outside.

  • I like to take my “Leki” brand trekking poles with me on day hikes and Appalachian Trail multi-day backpacking trips. Saved me from my face breaking my fall many times due to roots and rocks sticking up in the trail. Back in the summer of 2015 I met a guy from London on the AT at a shelter near Erwin, Tennessee. He was doing the entire trail in one go, what we call a “thru-hiker”. Anyway, I asked him what the set-up was in England for hikers, whether there are hostels near trails like here near the AT. He said they have pubs near trail starts and stops. I like that set-up a little better:).

  • sadly some don’t even kill them, they just peel ’em off and then leave them to die, not sayin’ this is or isn’t the case. At least we know on wool thwere is no harm and it’s so warm

  • I’d forego the waterproof socks and boots in favor of a sled to carry my backpack in and a pair of snowshoes.
    You don’t want to carry your backpack on your shoulders (you’ll sink in deeper) and you don’t want to sink in boots. Pull the sled, walk in snowshoes, or cross country skis. This is what the Russian army teaches, btw, and they are pretty good at that cold weather stuff. Even in the Caucasus mountains, they mount most operations in the winter because they feel that is when they have an advantage.