Updated: Feb 8, 2020
Don't let Old Man Winter get you down!. Winter seasons are a great time to get out and enjoy Mother Nature. You just need a few things to keep you warmer while out there.
Upon winter's arrival every year, a lot of folks hunker down and prepare for hibernation. But for others the winter is seen as an amazing time to enjoy the outdoors and not run from it. I have spent many winters outdoors. Whether trekking through snow covered trails on a day hike, sitting around deer camp drinking hot beverages, or gathering firewood for a weekend of cooking over a fire pit, there are plenty of things to do outdoors in the winter. There is only two things you need to remember. Stay warm and dry. Both are equally important. I have listed below some important winter essentials for working or playing in the cold. It is better to have it, but not have to use it than need it and not have it all.
KEEPING YOUR TOES TOASTY
We highly recommend these boots. They deliver warmth, tackle wet weather, hike like pros and transition seamlessly from city sidewalks to snowy trails in winter. Columbia products are engineered using the best technologies and highest quality materials, providing you with innovative products that are functional yet stylish and a great value. This Bugaboot provides 200 grams of insulation and thermal-reflective lining to retain warmth in sub-zero conditions. Materials: Upper: Leather / Nylon Midsole: Techlite™ EVA Outsole: Michelin® Rubber. These boots come in men and women's sizes and a variety of colors to choose from. List Price:$145.00 Price:$113.34 & FREE Shipping. Details.
A LITTLE EXTRA WARMTH
Integrated carbon heating system allows the temperature rating to be improved by up to 30 degrees in seconds. With 3 different heat settings, users can dial in exactly the level of warmth they want, staying cozy in their tent, around the campfire, or just lounging on the couch. Patented Du-Pant Sorona Insulation with Rip-stop 20D Nylon shell make it durable and warm enough on its own.
Measures 80 inches by 54 inches when laid out flat, providing plenty of coverage for just about anyone who wants to wrap up in it; Compressing into a stuff sack that measures 8 inches by 16 inches and weighs 4.5 pounds with battery. And get this for a bonus! The multi-purpose 15000mAh power bank battery can jump start your vehicle 20 times! With dual smarter USB ports you can quickly charge your mobile devices. This blanket can do more than just keep you toasty. AC adapter and DC charger included. Price:$179.99 & FREE Shipping. Get Yours Here Today
SNUG AS A BUG
Filled with 3.3 lbs goose down and made of 400T polyester weather resistant rip-stop, this bag rivals the big brand bags for half the cost. Expanded chest area provides room to move. A draft collar, snag-free velcro, drawstring, horizontal baffles work together to minimize heat loss. The sleeping bag is opened via two-way zipper and is possible for the feet to breathe. WARMER FEET: The wide footbox provides more space and comfort for your feet. We know warm feet are critical for a good night’s sleep so the part of the feet is designed as a foot box and give you warmer feet without extra weight! WATERPROOF & WINDPROOF: 400T polyester with a water resistant coating (just outer cover) protects against windy and wet weather; the sleeping bag is built to resist damage from stones, branches and other natural elements and you’ll sleep warm and cozy! Price:$139.99 Learn More About This Amazing New Bag Here.
WAIT WE TALKING FEET AGAIN?
Three-layer bonded construction sandwiches a waterproof-breathable membrane (Showers Pass Proprietary Artex Membrane) between a wear resistant knit exterior and a moisture-wicking, anti-bacterial Merino-Wool lining. WATERPROOF - The Artex Membrane is an ultra-thin PTFE Waterproof Breathable Membrane whose molecular structure allows the membrane to stretch while the pores of the membrane do not. This provides a reliable level of waterproof and breathable protection, so your feet don’t overheat during athletic activities. Suitable for cycling, running, hiking, golfing, fishing, kayaking, rafting, snow sports, and other outdoor activities.
GUARANTEE Our waterproof membrane is seamless and is formed in the shape of 3-D foot not a flat plywood foot shape. This offers a better fit and feel with no seam-like ridge on the socks. After the three layers of the sock are bonded together, each sock is pressure tested to ensure it has no leaks. A wide toe box and padded toe and heel provide excellent cushioning and durability. Price:$45.00 & FREE Shipping & FREE Returns. Order Yours Today
ITS IMPORTANT TO WEAR LAYERS
It is very important to dress in layers while enjoying the outdoors during the colder months. You need to be able to to shed layers as well as add layers throughout your cold air adventures. One of the most versatile fleece pullovers Arc’teryx has ever designed, the Delta LT provides effective warmth with little weight. Quick drying, air permeable Polartec® Classic 100 micro velour small grid and articulated construction focused on ergonomic freedom and performance comfort make the Delta LT extremely versatile. The Delta LT layers easily under a hardshell, but as a standalone adds light insulation for higher output in cool conditions. A low profile, high collar seals in warmth. Updated pattern gives a longer and slightly more relaxed fit.
Like all good technical fabrics, this has a broad temperature comfort range, making it my go-to for any outdoor activities, year-round. Yes, it is pricey, but worth every cent. Price:$108.95 Order Yours Here and save!
UGG... ME MADE FIRE!
As most outdoorsman, I usually just bring a lighter or two with me to get a fire going, but for safety's sake I always bring an alternate way to create spark in the winter. Bad things happen sometimes. Your lighters could get wet or worse, run out of butane. If this happens you may be up sh@t creek with out a back up plan to make fire. This could lead to a very cold night. But no need to worry, right? You are smarter than your average bear.
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Includes fire rod, 6-function multi-tool scraper, and mil-spec 550 paracord lanyard. These Ferro rods can be fully submerged, brought back above the surface, dried off and work immediately. This kind of reliability is what you need when you're out on any type of adventure...Be it sunny and 95º, or rainy and 30º. The simpler, the better. The Lumen gets the job done, in the sexiest way possible. At only 2.1oz and 4.5 inches in length, there’s absolutely no excuse. The perfect companion for the weight-conscious backpacker, or hardcore survivalist. Price:$18.00 ORDER YOURS HERE.
GOT TO KEEP THE DOME FROM FREEZING
Super Warm Slouchy Fleeced Beanie by KBETHOS
Born for outdoors and designed to protect your skin and keep you concealed. Very soft, give you