How to Dress for Cold WeatherClothing helps you stay dry and comfortable. How do you prevent becoming chilled? Wear layers of clothing. The secret to layering is combining the correct clothing in the proper order. Done correctly it traps air warmed by your body heat while wicking moisture away from your skin.
The first layer (the one closest to your skin) will wick moisture away from your skin while trapping body heat. Any of the wicking fabrics found under the trade names Thermax or Coolmax work well. They come in different thickness. The colder the climate, the thicker the material you will want.
The middle layer acts as insulation. Fleece sweaters, polypro pullovers, or a long-sleeved flannel shirt are good choices. The middle layer can be more than one garment.
The final layer protects from wind. A windbreaker is fine in Las Vegas, except during winter months in Mt. Charleston. Jackets made from GORE-TEX are recommended during winter.
If you become hot, simply peel some of the layers. If you become cold, add layers.
North Face is one of the premiere outdoor clothing companies that I and many others wear their clothes.
Keep Your Hands WarmIf you are like me, your hands can get very cold and actually my hands can become useless. To prevent this I ware a good pair of gloves. These are warm gloves, not the sticky gloves for rappelling or handlining. I also have hand warmers just in case my hands really get cold. They are a non-toxic, environmentally friendly, odorless heat source using all natural ingredients that are non-combustible and are very affordable. In fact, Walmart sells a two pack (four hand warmers) for less than $2!
Best Winter Hikes
Take advantage of these great winter hikes and stay warm by wearing North Face clothing.