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Old 02-04-2011, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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What exactly would you/do you wear given the following temperatures. Lets assume dry conditions and no windchill too. It would also be helpful to know where you live since a Floridian will dress more heavily than a Minnesotian at the same temps.


So how exactly do you dress (how many layers and what type of clothes) for...


30F (-1C)


20F (-7C)


10F (-12C)


0F (-18C)


-20F (-29C)


-40F (also -40C!)
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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For 30 F just a ski jacket with a t-shirt underneath. It's still very uncomfortable but it's okay if I'm just heading out for 15 mins or so.

For anything colder I'd wear the warmest ski jacket I can find, a thick woolen jersey, long-sleeved shirt and thermal underclothes.

Thankfully, it never gets below 20 F here. I think I'd drop dead if it did considering how badly my skin stings at 30 F.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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High-30's or above: usually regular clothes, including cargo shorts. When it hits 50 or 60 I'll usually drop the hoodie.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:56 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Below 25°F, (especially necessary below 15°F or so): Long sleeve shirt, sweater, fleece jacket, and then heavyish coat. And mittens, woolen or synthetic socks. Remove a layer at about 30°F

Below -10°F, add a ski mask / balaclava
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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I have a terrific ski jacket I picked up in Switzerland which is comfortable with just a t-shirt on underneath down to around 25F.

I've never experienced truely cold temperatures except for a few occasions in NZ's mountainous areas so haven't had a chance to put that jacket to the test.

Anything under 30F I'd put a wooly hat on as well.

Sydney never experiences true cold temperatures so my big jacket is seldom used...
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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30F (-1C)
Basic jacket, long sleeved shirt with a thermal undershirt and thermal underpants

20F (-7C)
Two pairs of socks, a hat, and a bigger coat would do the trick here.

10F (-12C)

I guess I would start wearing boots instead (in dry conditions; in snowy conditions, I would wear them regardless). Thicker clothes all around, maybe two pairs of thermals.

0F (-18C)
I don't think I've ever experienced this temperature. I would definitely have two underclothes layers, an external layer for when I'm inside, and another external layer for being outside; that would be four layers total.

-20F (-29C)
No idea. If I don't add any layers, I would be wearing thicker layers at least.

-40F (also -40C!)
I doubt anything would be warm enough to deal with those conditions.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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30 F: long pants, any kind of shirt, warm winter coat, thick winter gloves, light winter hat (calm) or heavy winter hat (windy)

20 F: Fleece-lined pants, hoodie, warm winter coat, thick winter gloves which I keep in my coat pockets, thick winter hat.

10 F: warm pants and/or snow pants overtop, two shirts, warm winter coat, thick winter gloves kept in coat pockets, thick winter hat, scarf over face

Colder than that?... Are you kidding me?
I basically start wearing everything I can without losing too much mobility.

*Doubling of winter hats at -10 F and below.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:16 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Assuming I'd be outdoors for at least an hour?
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So how exactly do you dress (how many layers and what type of clothes) for...
30F (-1C) long sleeve shirt or sweater with a winter coat, or layer two shirts with a thick jacket

20F (-7C) layer two shirts with a winter coat and gloves

10F (-12C) add a hat or scarf

0F (-18C) add tight or long johns or lined pants, maybe an extra pair of socks

-20F (-29C) good quality thermal underwear with two shirts and heavy pants, heavy coat/parka, add a ski mask and vaseline on the exposed parts of my face

-40F (also -40C!) forget it, I'm staying in!

I'm in TN but grew up with MI winters.
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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30F (-1C) Pants, Shoes, T-Shirt, Hat, & a Winter Coat


20F (-7C) Pants, Shoes, T-Shirt, a Hoody, Hat, & a Winter Coat


10F (-12C) Stay At Home lol


0F (-18C) Never Experienced This Cold Before


-20F (-29C) Impossible lol


-40F (also -40C!) Impossible lol
Lol I don't think I wore a long sleeve shirt this Winter, strange O_o. It doesn't matter since I don't take my jacket off during the day since I'd be very cold, plus it's not like I'm in the same place for too long anyways. I wore gloves only once, I just usually keep my hands in my pockets, keeps me off of my phone which is a good thing lol.

I used to do the layer thing but I got tired of it lol, this isn't Alaska, and my body will get better at tolerating the cold after a while.
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I usually dress very warmly. You can always unzip your jacket or take off an article of clothing if you are feeling hot. But once you are outside and you realize that you aren't dressed appropriately, you are SOL.

Usually I wear hat and gloves below freezing and sometimes long underwear under jeans if it's below 20F and I will be outside more than 15 min. A scarf is very flexible so I wear it often, too.
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