Here’s a Re-Blog from last January. The big cold came earlier this year, so I thought I’d repost! Stay warm out there!
But Montanans are tough, and we can’t let a little cold stand in the way of us staying moving and getting outside. This weekend, despite the fact that it was zero degrees, I still got out and ran, and was relatively comfortable, thanks to the right combination of layers.
If you want to be active in the cold—running, walking, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing—think in threes. Three layers: Base, Warmth, and Shell.
Your base layer is the layer of clothing that rests directly against your skin. This layer should be a relatively lightweight, wicking fabric. Synthetic materials like nylon & polyester blends work well. There are some lightweight, high-performance natural options as well—Merino wool is one of my favorites. Again, the main purpose of the base layer is to…
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