ear flap hats (I like to buy a new one every year... last year was Cookie Monster)
gloves (idk what brand they are - they're from Costco)
jacket/sweater/thermal - I like to layer :)
If camping or out late, (or when the heater doesn't work) I'll have a Zippo handwarmer on me. Those things keep you TOASTY.
Ditto on the zippo, I love mine. Made a neck loop for it to keep it about chest height under my jumper, works great.
Just picked up a polar buff for the winter, its too warm for it now but indications are it'll be nice around the neck.
Winter hat, I favour a winter tilley (with fold down forehead and ear warmers) if its cold and wet but if its dry I usually get one of my many beanies.
Gloves and boots, really don't have a solution that works. Usually rely on thick socks to helps my feet but I've got rubbish circulation and they get like blocks of ice. Need to find some good gloves too. I've tried seal skin but they seem to let the cold air in.
For coats I like craghoppers. I liked them before they were sponsoring bear grylls (sniff) and buy the regular ones that aren't labelled "piss drinker".
"I used to be an adventurer like you, but then I took a pie to the belly"
Hat classic stormy kromer. Layer system- minus 33 merino base, down mid, some kind of shell. Had a pair of ironclad insulated gloves that worked out well for me one winter, work outside everyday cold, windy, sometimes snow. Stop shaving till April
Doesn't change much, for me, but I work outside, so I accept that there are just times when I will not be able to get warm.
I have a Columbia ski parka: expensive, but worth it. Outer shell is waterproof and breathable, includes a hood and lots of ties, zips, and flaps to adjust for freedom of movement. Inner fleece liner zips out to work as a light jacket.
Boots don't change from summer to winter, but the socks do: Merino wool is every bit as good as you have heard it is! Get some.
If your feet are cold, the rest of your day will suck.
Yeah. If I had Merino wool and Gore-Tex options for my feet, ears, and hands, I don't think I would need a coat...
I have way too much winter gear. I have bamboo thermal baselayer clothing, plenty of underarmour cold gear Stuff. Tnf Coat and fleeces, Columbia baselayers and shoes. Marmot coat and fleeces, some tad gear Stuff, arcteryx stuff, Komperdell stuff, helley Hansen, mountain hardware, icebreaker, merrell
awww i thought simonk was gonna say he had a cookie monster ear flap hat too :( oh well
hey i forgot about those scarf tubes, those are great! *2 thumbs up* my hubby gave me one of his army ones and i didnt know what it was but once i tried it (gets pretty frickin cold here) i will not leave the house when its below 20deg without it!
Yeah I don't really like carhart winter stuff for that reason it is so bulky. I bought a pair of quilted pants and have never worn them because they must weigh 10 pounds. I wear stuff that won't weigh me down to much at all.
you should see my pair of Duluth carpenters.. they weigh like 5 pounds.
Seems just like a little bit of overkill. I am also a person that Doesn't really like wearing boots though. I am outside all day though for work but I have found a happy medium between weight and warmth. Merino wool is pretty much my favorite fabric in general.
My favorite boots/shoes have got to be The North Face. I don't like columbia shoes at all really, my merrell boots are alright. I have never been disappointed in TNF stuff though comfy, durable, keep my feet at the right temp.