Don’t over-dress. Being sweaty and clammy is dangerous.
You should be warm--not hot--and dry at all times.
Dress for function over fashion. Of course, you don’t have to dress unfashionably in the cold. But in truly bitterly cold weather, dress to keep warm regardless of how you look. You might look like a geek, but you’ll be a warm geek!
Keep in mind whether you will be exposed to moisture (sleet, wet snow, rain and/or wind). Both moisture and wind will make you colder faster than if the weather is dry and calm.
Mittens insulate better than ordinary gloves as the fingers insulate each other better when packed close together. However, the main disadvantage is that they make it difficult to do some things with your hands e.g. turn the page of a newspaper.
You can purchase appropriate winter base gear through our website seasonfive.com, our cold weather gear is on sale now! You can also prepare for the Spring and Summer months by checking out our new products and fabrics like the ATMOS LT.