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Cold/Snow Blasts
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It's that time.

Just put in the orders to Tractor Supply Company and Cabella's for fleece-lined jeans and ski-pants.

I walk my ass 1mi to the train every day. I forsee long days of sub-28F temps and howling winds in the crystal ball. Anyone else here into anti-cold fighting gear short of going outside looking like Ralphie from A Christmas Story?

I've yet to find a decent shoe-liner warming pad that doesn't remind me I have a warming pad in my shoes. Or sweat-resistant fabrics. I gotta work a desk job but the gear is nice when it's windy and snowy and you're in a cavern of skyscrapers that amplify the chill. Bad part is that most everything gets wet from sweat and I have to change each time I go in/out.

I swear by puffy down jackets---they are good on the sweat and they pack up into a very tiny little ball into a backpack so I can avoid using coat checks. Makes me look like a marshmellow bodybuider but they work.
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#2
Have you tried out Gortex? I hear it's all the rage.

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I don't do much, I don't get cold until it's below 0F. Last winter I never even wore my winter jacket at all, I haven't gotten it out this year yet either.
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#3
Do you ever shop Sierra Trading Post? You can get amazing deals there with coupons. I used a 35% off coupon (you get if you sign up for their emails) plus a free shipping for $100 and among other items, I got my son an adult sized pair of snow boots and an adult sized pair of snow coveralls for a total of $41 combined. Got a few pairs of kids boots and stuff too.

If you have your eye on a name brand pair of boots or sneakers or something, always check there first and see what the latest coupon codes are. Just make sure you know your size because you have to pay to ship returns. Otherwise they're awesome.
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streaker69;48921 Wrote:Have you tried out Gortex? I hear it's all the rage.

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I don't do much, I don't get cold until it's below 0F. Last winter I never even wore my winter jacket at all, I haven't gotten it out this year yet either.

Yep that pretty much describes it

RugerGirl;48929 Wrote:Do you ever shop Sierra Trading Post? You can get amazing deals there with coupons. I used a 35% off coupon (you get if you sign up for their emails) plus a free shipping for $100 and among other items, I got my son an adult sized pair of snow boots and an adult sized pair of snow coveralls for a total of $41 combined. Got a few pairs of kids boots and stuff too.

If you have your eye on a name brand pair of boots or sneakers or something, always check there first and see what the latest coupon codes are. Just make sure you know your size because you have to pay to ship returns. Otherwise they're awesome.

Nuh uh but I have Coleman thermal wool workbooks that are 8 years old and about to give up the ship--I've searched and searched and searched looking for a suitable replacement for them. They started letting snow/water in about 3 winters ago
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ArcticSplash;48963 Wrote:Nuh uh but I have Coleman thermal wool workbooks that are 8 years old and about to give up the ship--I've searched and searched and searched looking for a suitable replacement for them. They started letting snow/water in about 3 winters ago


I didn't see any coleman ones but there are a lot of good brands...just check retailmenot for the latest coupon codes or sign up for the STP dealflyer for their code.

And I assume you meant "workboots". haha.
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#6
i've been known to work in zero-sub zero conditions....be it inside or out.
carhartt's artic wear is where it's at. overalls and a jacket and i'm good to go.
the fabrication doesn't stop in the shop, that's what the field guys are for.
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#7
My two favorite brands for cold weather gear are Mountain Hardwear and Arc'teryx.

If you can get their stuff from prior seasons in clearance sales (or an employee or pro discount price Big Grin), then they get into my range of affordability. I can get that for some of their stuff, so it works for me.
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