30 Replies to “How to dress like a Norwegian”

  1. You don't want a first layer sucking to the skin. You want air between you and the first contact layer. Air is the easiest to heat as insulted.

  2. You don't wear any cotton whatsoever in cold conditions.Plus a lot of people are allergic to wool even merino wool DIMWIT!

  3. KEEP WARM IN WINTER – commentary by Roller Derby Star Saintly, Chrisentiae Saint-Piaf.

    Two points:

    1. I feel you could have emphasized pants layering more. The model has leggings and suddenly pants. She is not shown putting them on, and you do not discuss this.

    2. Wool is excellent but not always available due to a tight budget or ease of access. Therefore a substitute material made from modern polyester is suitable.

    The main advantage of wool over polyester is that wool is fire retardant, meaning it will not burn easily/quickly and melt like polyester. Just always stay away from open flames, extreme heat.

    To summarize how to dress for winter:

    1. Underpants + bra. All of these are basically cotton, so carry extra to change. A bra may be optional, depending on the lady.
    2. Leggings and long sleeve thin, close fitting top … ideally made from wool or a modern polyester that wicks away sweat. Do NOT use cotton or bamboo or other plant based fabric as these act like a sponge, absorb sweat, and that in turn cools the body … deadly in winter.
    3. The third layer is thicker and looser, like a wool or polyester pullover and pants … something that you would wear normally in the cold.
    4. The final layer is wind, rain, snow protection. This is the shell and comes in two parts. The coat or jacket and the pants.

    Now onto the head. You will need proper head covering, that includes the ears. Wool is excellent and highly recommended. If you can't get wool, opt for modern polyester, though this needs to be like wool … thick to keep the wind out … it has to basically be three layers in one. So to wick, keep warm, and act as a shell.

    Now onto feet. Dry, dry, dry. Keep your feet dry and they will keep warm. A wool blend is highly recommended, but no cotton. Wool isn't that strong, so for socks, it needs to be blended with like polyester. Avoid plant material like cotton and bamboo, which will act like a sponge.

    Depending on your foot wear, you may want to double layer your socks, a thin layer and then a thicker layer.

    Now onto shoes. Your winter shoes need to repel water, especially around the toes and heel height. There are various boots that achieve this, at various price points. Try to buy something on sale, if your are on a tight budget like me. Shop around.

    Foot wear needs to be comfortable, and if it isn't, you will damage your feet. If after putting new shoes on, you feel pressure points such as your heels, then apply band aids there, and this will greatly reduce the chance of blisters. Do so until your boots wear in and your feet toughen.

    Pack extra underwear and socks. Take extra, extra socks !!!

    Keep safe by being smart.

  4. The shits to tight!!! I work outside in the backcountry for the forest service…We NEVER wear tight fitting clothes!!! You need space to heat up….and I've worked in 40 below zero degrees Fahrenheit and having tight fitting clothes on feels nasty!! She should wear a latex dress if she wants to wear something tight fitting it would look better than that shit shes wearing !!😉

  5. A Whitby Hand Warmer is also worth having. 12 hours of heat and great to slip into the underwear to avoid shrinkage!!!

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