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How to stay warm in winter

There are 10 rules for dressing in winter, and if you follow these, they will allow you to stay warm when the temperature drops below freezing.

  • Wear lots of layers – the more layers you wear, the more air will get trapped in between them and as air is an excellent insulator it will keep you warm. It’s better to wear too many layers as they can be taken off. Layers such as t-shirts will work perfectly.
  • Buy a good pair of boots – Boots are a winter essential, they keep your feet warmer than shoes and usually have better grip for icy conditions. Boot liners are also available for more insulation.
  • Wear winter socks – Wool or thermal socks are ideal as these draw the moisture away from your feet keeping them warm and dry.
  • Invest in a good quality coat – the thicker the better, choose fabrics such as wool or  a synthetic ski jacket for maximum warmth. We have a wide range of winter coats.
  • Thermal Underwear – a base layer is really helpful for keeping you warm, a thin layer close to the skin traps the air, and also draws away your sweat.
  • Hats – these are essential, heat rises and we lose most of our heat through our heads to try and a hat keeps it in. We have a wide variety of hats for everyone in many different colours and styles here.
  • Gloves and mittens – your hands are an extremity and are most susceptible to the cold so its important to keep them wrapped up. Even a thin glove is better than nothing but thick, insulating gloves are best. View our range here.
  • Wear two layers on your legs – long johns for men or tights/leggings for women under your work trousers really help to keep your legs warm, often people wear 5 layers on the top half and forget about their bottom half.
  • Stay dry – being wet in cold temperatures lowers your core temperature dramatically so wear waterproof clothing or base layers which draw the moisture away from your skin.
  • Wear a scarf – A thick scarf really makes a difference, especially in keeping your neck warm, choose fabrics such as wool or thermal fabrics and these are warmest against the skin. Browse our range of scarves here.

 

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