How to dress for winter trips – Shopping and Packing Guide!

Check out this complete guide about how to dress for winter trips for skiing or snowboarding or visiting cities with cold weather.

To take advantage of a winter trip with or without snow, it is very important to dress properly. Feeling cold is something that really changes our mood and our perception of our travel experiences.

Dressing appropriately is essential if you are planning to get in touch with snow or cold and extreme temperatures.

But, keep in mind that the right clothes to enjoy the snow are completely different from winter clothes to travel to cold cities.

Follow our basic checklist of how to dress for winter trips and start shopping and packing!

 

JACKETS AND PANTS
 

 

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These are perhaps the most important items of your winter trip.

A good coat will make all the difference in your trip and you must invest in this item because a good piece of clothing will be able to be used it in many other trips.

Unsurprisingly, brands such as The North Face, Columbia and Marmott are the best jackets manufacturers.

Can you escape these brands? Yes, as long as the coat is:

Insulated

Waterproof

Windproof

It is possible to find different heating technologies, from synthetic to organic. And here’s a tip: try not to buy products that are tested or directly produced from animals such as goose down coats.

The model of our jacket from The North Face is Inlux Insulated Jacket and we considered an excellent gear. We bought the coat ina REI Sale and it costed 100 U $ D🙂

The pants must have the same specifications of the coat, but unless you are travelling for skiing or snowboarding, it will not be necessaray for your winter trip.

To practice winter sports prioritizes jackets and pants with many pockets as it is extremely practical to take some goods when you’re on the slopes.

 

SHOP THE BEST JACKETS AND PANTS FOR YOUR WINTER TRIP

 

 
WATERPROOF AND INSULATED BOOTS

 

BOOTS

The winter shoes are extremely important in any winter trip.

If there is a possibility of snow, you better be safe and buy a waterproof shoe and with proper soles to face snow storms.

The non waterproof boots will get you a wet foot, will make you feel very cold and will not give you any stability for walking in the snow. So, i you are planning a trip to a winter resort be sure to take your waterproof  boot to get around with convenience and security.

Ok, they are not charming… but they are extremely comfortable and functional. When you wear it, you will not want to take them of.

We bought our boot from Pajar, one of the best brands of in Canada. These boots are prepared to face extreme temperatures and are extremely comfortable.

There are other brands of very good waterproof boots, such as The North Face, Columbia, and also Canadian Sorel.

 

SHOP THE BEST BOOTS FOR YOUR WINTER TRIP

 

LAYERS – THERMAL CHOTHING

 

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More important than the amount of layers you will use, is the quality of these clothes.

The truth is that you do not need to use many overlapping clothing to face the cold, but you sure need quality thermal clothing to keep warm in polar temperatures.

A shirt and a good thermal pants beneath his jacket and pants are enough to protect you from the cold. These are essential items for your trip, do not miss it!

 

WINTER ACCESSORIES

 

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The accessories are very important on your winter trip advenure.

If you are planning to ski or snowboard, you should take a waterproof glove as it is an indispensable item!

In addition to heated, these gloves will prevent you from getting hurt or compromise movements due to the cold. Hat and scarf are extremely important, and very warm as well.

The acessories must covers your ears, at least partly covers the back of your neck and be made out of thin, modern materials for maximum warmth.

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Sports goggles for skiing or snowboarding are fundamental for those who are planning to get on the slopes!

The sun reflects the snow and clarity is very high on the mountais, so you do not want to leave your eyes unprotected because this can cause damage to your vision.

The cold and the sun get the skin very  dry, so it is always good to have a good moisturizer,  lip balms and sunscreen with the highest filter!

 

SHOP THE BEST WINTER ACESSORIES FOR YOUR WINTER TRIP



 

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Lara Nogueira

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Lara founded "Finding New Paths" as a platform to share inspiration from her travels and to inspire others to experience our world in an unique way. She now divides her time between studying a Masters ( International Tax Law ) in Sweden and her adventures abroad!

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