As the frosty temperatures approach, walking the street becomes a bit more challenging for the most of us, forcing us to apply layers upon layers of clothing, desperately trying to stay warm.
Clothing is a huge part of our lives and is gradually evolving in more economic developed countries, allowing us to put more research into smart design. We can see a direct correlation as we get smarter, so do the clothes we produce.
Even more so now that technology has come about, it should be no surprise that clothes are reaching new heights of manmade brilliance. Not only that, but it is definitely in fashion right now.
We are starting with what we feel to be the most critical item of clothing, and in this weather, it should be the number 1 on your list too… your winter coat! It just so happens that in today’s world, waterproof designed jackets are everywhere, so there shouldn’t be any trouble trying to find the perfect coat for you.
When thinking about buying a new winter coat, you might want to look out for some special features that could be included.
The majority come complete with a water resistant design as well as a “weatherproof” label, indicating that both wind and rain won’t be able to penetrate the material. Jackets that have waterproof pockets are handy for keeping your personal items safe on you at all times; ideal for keeping your wallet dry!
Some may come with an insulated interior to keep air circulation and reduce hot air from getting trapped. This allows a “room temperature” experience no matter what the surrounding temperature.
The greatest ideas are the simplest. Some clothes are made so straightforwardly, they become multipurpose. A fine example would be the looped neck warmer! From being used as a cozy scarf on a cold nights walk to being used by marines as combat camouflage, this cool little accessory has many uses.
It can be used as a mask to protect your mouth and nose from the high weather winds. You can also apply the loop around your neck you can wear it as a regular scarf, wrapping it around your forehead as a headband, or perhaps tie it into a wristband? Hey, it’s your call!
This smart little science trick goes a long way. Hand warmers are great if you’re looking for some heat-on-demand. These small sacks of sodium acetate use activated carbon to create its well known crystallized heating process. Not only do these keep you warm in the winter, but it can provide soothing heat for muscular or joint pains. I would advise keeping a spare pair; you never know when you might need them.
Winter boots are typically made of weather solid/shockproof material with soles specifically designed to grip in harsh terrain. Similar to a car tire, the thin trench gaps on the bottom of the boot acts as an air pocket and traps water that decrease the layer between the shoes to the floor.
The boots you look at might have climbing string shoe laces which brilliantly don’t allow muddy moisture to absorb like ordinary laces. Instead they will prevent the cold mushy water from spilling out when you go to tighten them.
Thermal Gloves & Socks
Ensuring your wardrobe is stocked with the correct winter wear is so important over the next few months. Protecting your hands and feet from getting soggy is the worst. That’s why you might want to grab yourself a pair of thermal gloves and socks.
Thermal gloves come in various shapes and sizes, and some might include designed flexibility for hand movements, pressure point grips for holding on to important things, and even a smart material used especially for your touch screen devices. Lightweight, waterproof, breathable, windproof, anti-slip! Everyone needs a pair of gloves like these.