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How to Dress for Cold Weather Walking


Updated June 01, 2014

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How to Dress for Cold Weather Walking
Wendy Dresses in Cold and Wet Layers

Dressing for the Cold and Wet

Wendy Bumgardner © 2005
When walking in cold weather, you need to dress in layers that will wick away moisture, insulate from the cold, and keep out the wind and rain. From head to toe and inside to outside, here is what to wear.

Use the Layering Principle

Base Layer: Wicking fabric to keep your skin dry and prevent that clammy feeling.

Insulating Layer: Fleece or wool, vest or shirt that can be added or removed depending on how cold you feel.

Windproof and Water-Resistant Outer Layer: A jacket, preferably with a hood, to keep out the elements.

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