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Clothing for Extreme Cold

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Clothing for Extreme Cold

Hello everybody!

What kind of clothing do you suggest for extreme cold? Maybe some thermal leggings, snow socks, a winter jacket... If you could also provide hyperlinks that would be great!

Thanks and happy travellings!


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Think in layers and the base

Think in layers and the base layer should always be wool or silk

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Winter cycling

Sorry for eventual messy text, the layout writing is rather annoying .. 

Depending on what you define as cold environment and personal needs.

Tell where you want to travel, this is very important because of the impact from natural environment! 

I've been biking occasionally in snowstorm & daylong minus 5-10°C in snow-covered flat northern European landscapes. 

I only need one or two layers of thin wool from top to toe & breathable windstopper as next layer. Gloves & balaclava is very important as well. 

Wind is your greatest headache while sweating from ongoing exercise should be avoided. Sometimes it is important to travel slowly avoiding being sweat. 

It's all a highly personal issue while our bodies tends to function differently. I have very high tolerance of freezing weather & anyday prefer deep winter to summer. You have to be aware of this highly personal issue,  while some tends to be passive under these conditions, which is potentially dangerous! 

The major issues biking in winter conditions is keeping your extremities warm while blood circulation is minimal & insulation is physically difficult but ongoing cooling is intense. 

I have low blood circulation in my feet and at least every hour or so have to take a run or seek housing to warm them up again. This i my, and other experienced winter bikers, major headache travelling during winter and snow.