Layering Tips

Dressing Up for Winter

If you are travelling in countries during their winter, have a proper knowledge on winter wear selection in order to dress warmly enough to stay comfortable while outdoors.

Wind-resistant jacket is a MUST

Knowing the weather forecast of a winter country before leaving is important, since the winter apparels needed for different destinations like Tokyo, Beijing, Hokkaido or Harbin vary. Therefore, it is recommended to always carry a wind-resistant down jacket as it can be used individually as a wind-resistant jacket, and suitable for different seasons. Down jackets are trendy and pretty light-weight nowadays; a good quality down jacket that can be flattened to fit into a luggage sure beats carrying bulky and heavy coats all around.

3-tier protection

To keep warm, it is recommended to put on three layers of clothing as basic protection. Firstly, put on sweat-absorbing, highly breathable innerwear, and follow with a sweater to retain body heat. Lastly, a wind-resistant outwear is necessary to keep warm in snowing climates. This gives one the flexibility to add or remove layers, depending on the weather and activity involved.

Do not forget!

To keep your hand-foot-head warm

On top of protecting your body, it is important to keep your head, neck, hands and feet warm. Thus besides sweaters and jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, stockings, and ear masks are necessary.

It is better to have a coat with a high collar when travelling in winter countries. An alternative choice would be a woolen scarf, which can protect the neck and throat and block chilly winds. Therefore it’s advisable to bring along a scarf that is long and warm enough to be useful against the weather.

Take note to purchase well-insulated gloves made of quality materials that fit well and cover the wrists.

Gloves that are too small in size will restrict the movement of fingers, making one feel uncomfortable.The best choice of materials are cotton and nylon.

A pair of well-insulated boots is a must to prevent contact with cold ground. Wear wool socks if possible to have better protection and make sure you are comfortable enough in them to walk long distances.