Junk on the Bunk: Clothing layers for Cold Weather

Posted: December 13, 2022 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Badlands Fieldcraft

It’s wintertime again and that means warm clothing becomes a priority anytime I’m outside. While many clothes are warm, not all clothes are appropriate for use when we are in the bush. By virtue of the fact that I’ve lived and worked in cold weather for most of my life I’ve had the chance to experiment and learn a great deal about dressing effectively for it.

There’s a few factors I consider now when it comes to selecting my clothing (not in any order):

  • Cost
  • Durability
  • Moisture wicking priorities of the material
  • Thermal insulating properties of the material
  • How wind proof is the material
  • How waterproof is the material
  • Weight of the item
  • Packability of the item
  • Venting abilities of the item
  • Ease of donning/ doffing the item
  • Ease of maintenance of the item

So that’s quite a few factors to consider, but luckily most high quality gear will be…

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