EXTREME COLD WEATHER GEAR
Extreme Colde Weather Gear | Extremeties
MARMOT 8000 METER MITT
Not your run of the mill mitt, the Marmot 8000 Meter Mitt ($192) combine elegant design with rugged function, with their 700-fill goose down and their Gore-Tex, ripstop nylon shells, your hands will be kept warm and safe when the temperatures fall.
Leather reinforced palms provide a sure grip of axes, ropes and ski poles, and cinch down wrist straps and gauntlet style draw cords keep snow, moisture and cold air out, or remove the down mittens when the waterproof protection their outer shell.
OUTDOOR RESEARCH ALTI MITTS
Finding effective mitts in extreme cold weather is difficult, but the Outdoor Research Alti Mitts ($170) are the best we found. They encompass both windproof and waterproof material, while also wicking away sweat from your hands. This incredible set of properties justifies the cost by itself.
CANADA GOOSE MERINO WOOL SHEARLING PILOT HAT
Making use of Merino wool, the Canada Goose Shearling Pilot Hat ($215) is built to last.
Internal reflective tape at the seams for added visibility, an adjustable leather chinstrap and metal buckle to tighten down the ear protection and keep it where you need it, it also has a shearling section that can be positioned via a set of ring fasteners to provide you added protection against biting winds and nasty weather conditions.
MAD BOMBER NYLON FUR HAT
The Mad Bomber Nylon Fur Hat ($39) is as comfortable as it looks. The natural rabbit-fur trim provides a great deal of heat insulation. This is a great hat for low-stress activities and traveling. However, if you plan to be active, you need a breathable hat so that sweat won’t drip down and soak your base and mid layers. The best option for an athlete is a moisture wicking hat.
BAFFIN MEN’S ENDURANCE SNOW BOOT
Go big or stay home. When your talking about dealing with extreme temperatures, you need to go for a boot that handle both deep snow and frigid temperatures.
The Baffin Endurance Snow Boot ($184) features an eight-layer Thermatuf II inner bootie that retains heat, a double-layer metallic membrane that reflects heat and an Open-cell foam and hollow fiber insulation that provides warmth down to an amazing -148 degree Fahrenheit. The Endurance is waterproof above and below and has an integrated snow cuff with an elastic lace and easy adjustment feature you can make use of when wearing your gloves. Add in the pull straps built around the ankle, allowing for one-pull adjustments.
They also feature a shock-absorbing Gelflex midsole, and a Polar Rubber outsole. These two components allows the boot to keep its flexibility in the extreme cold and easily handle deep snow and icy terrain.
KLIM ARCTIC FLEECE-LINED NEOPRENE BALACLAVA
Klim Arctic Fleece-Lined Neoprene Balaclava ($55) is the ultimate cold weather facial protection. It is designed to block out almost all wind, and conforms almost perfectly to any face (both in terms of shape and size). The fleece lining provides maximum comfort and breathability.
Keeping your face protected against the cold, and offering further warmth and protection to your throat and lungs, letting you enjoy your time outdoors longer and in greater comfort.
CARHARTT EXTREME COLD WEATHER BOOT SOCK
A comfortable and moisture resistant boot sock is a necessity for long cold weather outings. The Carhartt Extreme Cold Weather Boot Sock ($12) is an acrylic, wool, and nylon blend to maximize comfort and performance.
SMART WOOL MOUNTAINEERING EXTRA HEAVY SOCKS
Rounding out the protection for your feet against the cold, choosing the right sock to compliment your footwear is a step that is sometimes overlooked in its importance.
The Smart Wool Mountaineering Heavy Sock ($30) is nothing short of a marvel. Using their SmartWool Fit System, both arch and ankle are provided with extended support, as well as the reinforced sole for maximum comfort and durability.