If you are travelling in winter from a tropical country to a temperate or frigid country, you might ponder what you need to wear to keep yourself warm.
To stay warm and continue to sight-see, you need to wear a good 3 layers. A 3-layer system is about wearing a base, middle and an outer layer. You may add on one more layer on top of the outer layer, which we called a shell layer, if your outer layer is not waterproof or windproof.
- Start with thermal underwear, preferably wool, silk, polypropylene and other synthetic fibres; and warm socks (wool or thermal). This will keep you warm.
- If it is really cold, -20˚C or below, wear an additional fleece layer on top of your thermals. The mid layer should be slightly thicker than your base layer.
- Wear a neck warmer or scarf to keep your chest and heart warm so that you won’t catch cold.
- Finally, throw on your winter jacket, as an outer layer, put on a warm hat and thermal gloves.
- Also, get yourself a pair of boots with good grip. This helps you in walking on the slippery surface.