linlin: What is the best clothing to wear if you work outside in a very cold climate?
My husband is an iron worker who works all over the country and just started working in an area that is already bone chilling. He has thermals and his Carter gear, but he is still cold. I read online about wickering and goretex clothing. Does anyone have any experience with this type of winter clothing and if so can you suggest what I should get him specifically? Or does anyone with experience working in cold climates have suggestions what kinds of clothes should he wear to stay warm?
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Answer by Mama Mia
To defend your husband against the cold is to have him dress in layers. Sounds too simple, but it’s the best way to keep in all that body heat. You can still look into the other two clothing brands, but they probably work best when used in layering too.
Hunters use some form of pantyhose and such to help keep warm. Maybe you can look up some apparel on a hunting supply web site. Good Luck,
Ok here’s the best advice I can give you…
Every cold area has it’s quirks. Look pnline for a store in the area and contact them for the best ideas for what you need. Also have him talk to the guys he’s working with and soon so you can get the care pakg to him ASAP.
I used to work in -20 deg weather in just jeans and heavy sweatshirt. But I was in a very dry cold and it was a snap to work in like that. I had to change my attire when working on the coast of Oregon and again when I worked in Northern Idaho by a very large lake system.
So again – have him ask his buddies he’s with or contact a store in the area he’s working because the needs can chage a bit.Answer by Kimberly H
Buy ski clothes, they are designed to keep moisture out. And are made for easy mobility. Also ski shopes have small heat packs you can put near hands feet. These are great I always use them while skiing.Answer by margarita
Dress in layers and wear material that wick away moisture. Cotton absorbs so you want to stay away from that.