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The Urban Tundra: How to Survive Winter

The URBAN TUNDRA HOW TO SURVIVE WINTER Winter is the ultimate challenge for those who seek a balance between comfort and efficiency when layering up. You could potentially be underdressed, or bundle up to the point of restricted body movement. How do you reach a happy (and warm) medium? Surviving winter is all about planning. Whether you live in a climate that sees the temperature plummet regularly, or perhaps you're simply going outside to play in the snow, this infographic will serve as a resource for planning your wintery excursion. MYTH vs TRUTH Much of what you believe about cold weather is a combination of old wives' tales, outdated advertisements, and simple misinformation. Knowing what's true and what's not can save you time and money in the long run. TRUTH МҮTH You lose 10% of body heat (head = You lose 70% of your body heat 10% of body surface area). Not covering with a cap, however, can through your head. НЕAD lead to frostbite. MYTH TRUTH A less expensive jacket will do, but layering is the key. You need a $400 jacket to keep warm. TORSO TRUTH MYTH The moisture from your breath Blowing on your fingers will leaves your hands colder in the keep them warm. HANDS long run. Fix? Gloves. TRUTH MYTH Everyone looks fat in snow pants. It's designed that way to keep you warm. I look fat in snow pants. LEGS TRUTH ΜΥΤΗ With use, waterproof coating Waterproof hiking boots will keep FOOTWEAR degrades quickly and the Gore-tex lining tears, causing leaks. your feet dry. HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE COLD Once you've identified fact from fiction, it's time to prepare for winter, properly. THE THE ROOKIE VETERAN Hartford Whalers Snapback Ushanka Inefficient due to the cap's lack of insulation and Covers the head and much of the face. Withstands temperatures of -40 to -70 (°F) durable material. Touchscreen Gloves Too thin for when it's seriously cold Deerskin Gloves Remain soft after being wet. Super flexible. Most insulated glove material on the market Leather Jacket Leather is for cold, not wet. When wet, it takes up to 2 Pea Coat hours to dry, and becomes stiff at the joints. Double-breasted, with two overlapping layers Blocks heat loss < Insulates < Dress Pants Thin dress pants might protect you from frostbite (MIGHT), but you'll be cold and uncomfortable Thermal Underwear Made of two-ply fabric to trap body heat to insulate against the cold Men's Arctic Rain Boots and Excursion Mid Wool Socks Fleece lining < Full Neoprene insulation < 100% water protection < Toe and heel rubber guards < Rain boots don't allow your feet to "breathe" Slip-resistant outsole < EXTRA ACCESSORIES If you're traveling around the city during winter, you will need to plan for the worst. HAND HAN HAN HAND HA Two extra pairs of socks Hand Warmers Backup Sweater Hand warmers are great if your If your feet get wet, you can put on a pair of dry socks while you An extra sweater underneath your jacket, just in case. gloves aren't cutting it (or are lost). attempt to dry the boots out. SOURCES: The Original MUCK BOOT COMPANY &ContentID=696

The Urban Tundra: How to Survive Winter

shared by DannaZZ on Mar 04
In U.S. regions where one could be bombarded by a snow storm in March, knowing what essential pieces to have handy is just as important as knowing how to dress appropriately for the cold, dank winter....


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