5 things you need to know when it’s super cold

On the coldest of days, when you know you’re going to be outside for more than 10 minutes at a time, a quick clothing check can be the difference between a fun outdoor adventure and frigid nightmare.

1. Get a high-quality coat with a hood. Your coat should fit a little loose on your body so that you can comfortably layer clothing underneath it. Opt for polyester, polypropylene, or water-resistant materials like nylon to protect yourself from water.

If your coat fits snug when you’re wearing a T-shirt, it’s likely too small. You need enough room to wear 2-3 layers underneath your coat, so move one size up from what you’d normally wear if you’re not sure about how much room you’ll have underneath.

Look for a coat with deep pockets so that you can stuff your hands inside of them if you ever forget your gloves.

Stick with zippers instead of buttons. Zippers provide a tighter seal when it comes to windy weather.

Jackets are shorter than coats and tend to only keep your upper body warm. Longer coats will provide more protection from inclement weather.

2. Cover your head and ears with a thick winter hat. If your coat comes with a hood, feel free to get a hat made out of wool, knit fabric, or a poly-cotton blend. If your coat is missing a hood, look for water-resistant hats with a nylon or polyester outer-layer to keep your head dry when it rains or snows. Pick a hat that will cover your ears, since cold ears can make your entire head feel cold even if the top of your head is covered.

A hat that covers the top of your head but leaves your ears exposed is never a good choice.

Hats come in a variety of styles and colors. Pick a hat that looks stylish to you!

Earmuffs are a good replacement for a hat if you’re going into work and need to keep your hair styled.

Your ears don’t naturally have a lot of protection, so it’s important to keep them warm.

3. Cover your face with a scarf, balaclava, or ski mask. Covering your face will keep the wind and cold air away from the most sensitive parts of your body. Get a scarf and loop it around your neck. Take the 2 loose ends together and thread them through the loop on the other side. Pull the loose ends to tighten the scarf around your neck. Pull the top section of the scarf up to cover your nose and lips when needed. A ski mask is an excellent choice in extremely cold weather.

Buy a  mask from a sporting goods store to ensure that it’s actually designed for athletic activity.

A balaclava is like a hat that covers your entire head, with small openings for your lips and eyes. They’re a good replacement for a hat if you want to keep your face warm.

When it comes to winter styles, a cool scarf can really bring an outfit together.

4. Protect your extremities by wearing a hat that covers your ears, waterproof gloves and wool socks. If you have a beautiful, thick head of hair, you can get away with earmuffs or a winter headband. The idea that most of your body heat is lost through your head is a myth. The body loses most of its heat through whatever is exposed. Stay covered, and you’ll stay warm.

5. Materials and what they do

Polyester or polypropylene — This material is basically fine, woven strands of plastic, which sounds horrible to wear, but it actually can give clothing its softness. Fleece tends to be made out of polyester, for example. Polyester and polypropylene are moisture-wicking fabrics, which draw perspiration away from the skin. They make great cold-weather clothing.

Silk — It’s more costly than many other fabrics, but silk is a great material for a base layer because it’s natural and wicks moisture like polyester.

Wool — This is an essential cold-weather material when paired with some polyester layers. A wool sweater makes a perfect middle layer. It does absorb moisture, which is not great, but it stays warm even when it’s wet. The best thing about wool is its ability to trap that warm-air layer next to your skin. It also makes good hats and socks.

Nylon — Nylon is good in outer layers, as it doesn’t absorb much water. It makes for a good poncho or rain jacket.

Gore-Tex, Sympatex or similar — These are engineered, patented materials that claim to be waterproof, windproof and breathable. Most of these live up to the claim. They make great outer-layer jackets for cold weather.

Cotton — Clothing made of cotton is not good for cold weather. It absorbs moisture and traps it next to your skin. Save the cotton for summer, when you might want a little extra moisture to keep you cool.

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