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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 01:12 PM

10. I'm outside for up to 2 hours in temps down to 20 below, windchill not included


That seems like too many layers too me. You don't want to end up mummified. You need layers, but they should be loose enough to allow warmed air to circulate.

I sleep in sweats in the winter, so before I go out to take care of the pony, I add an extra layer of sweats. Last year I found some light weight sweats with hoods, which is great to seal the back of my neck. So up top I have 2 layers of sweats. Under the hood, I wear either a wool head band over my ears or a thin hat that covers my ears and cheeks and ties under my chin. Then the hood. Then the hat. And over the 2 sweats a comfortable down parka. And the scarf to cover my face up to my eyes and add more layers to my neck.

Down below I wear either 2 pairs of sweats or one pair of sweats and one pair of winter thermal pants, and one pair of high winter boots rated to 5 below. I bought a larger than needed size than needed to accomodate an extra pair of sox, but haven't needed them down to 20 below. For sox, I wear knee-high "fuzzy sox" -- very thick, soft and comfy. My feet have not been cold at all.

Oh, and don't forget the thermal gloves, although mittens work better than gloves due to shared heat. But I wear gloves to be able to do things with my hands...

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