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Dressing For The Cold This Winter

Now that winter is officially upon us, it’s time to break out the skis, snowboards, snowmobiles, and any other gear you may need for your favorite winter activity. While some choose to stay in the warm and comfort of their own home, others choose to venture out into the winter wonderland and experience everything the snow and winter have to offer. Winter activities are extremely enjoyable, however, if you fail to dress properly for the cold, your fun day could end up being not what you expected.

At RideWarm, we don’t want a fun day ruined because of the cold, which is why we created our heated winter gear. Whether you are going snowmobiling, ATVing, or you’re going on a winter motorcycle ride, it’s important to dress appropriately for the weather, and that includes RideWarm! With our riding accessories, all you have to do is put it on, plug it in, and RideWarm! Our gear sits right next to your skin to keep you nice and warm all day long. Browse our store and pick up a pair of grip warmers, a heated liner, heated glove inserts, and more!

Even with heated winter clothing from RideWarm, it’s still important that you are dressed appropriately for the weather at hand. In today’s blog, we will go over the essential clothing you will need to stay warm this winter.

Layers

During the winter, layers are your best bet for staying warm. It’s always easier to take layers off than to put more layers on. Many days during the winter start out cold, warm up during the afternoon, and then cool off again when the sun goes down. If you are planning a day-long snowmobiling trip, you will want to have enough layers to keep you warm during the coldest part of the day.
When it comes to layers, it’s good to wear multiple layers, but too many layers could also be a problem. If you wear too many layers, you could become overheated and start to sweat. You might not even realize you’re sweating until you start to become chilled.

Avoid Cotton

If you plan on being outside for long periods of time during the winter, it’s important to avoid cotton at all costs. To keep you warm, cotton will trap warm air near your skin, which sounds nice. However, if you are doing an activity where you might sweat, like hiking or skiing, the cotton will absorb the moisture, leaving you feeling cold. Fabrics such as wool, polyester, and fleece are better alternatives because instead of absorbing moisture, they wick moisture away!

Food and Drinks

For all-day excursions, the food and drinks you consume play a part in your warmth. Similar to when you’re exercising, it’s important to consume a lot of water while you are in the cold, as proper hydration will help you to avoid hypothermia. Warm drinks like hot cider or hot chocolate are also a great way to help you stay warm during the day.
It’s also important to replenish your energy by eating high-energy foods throughout the day. When you’re having fun exploring the snowy forest or racing down a ski slope, it’s easy to not realize that you are getting tired. Keep snacks on hand like roasted almonds or beef jerky and nibble on them throughout the day. The protein will help your body stay energized and in turn, keep you warm.

RideWarm

If you’re heading out for a day of winter fun, it’s important to dress appropriately for the weather. But, if you need a little extra help staying warm this winter, RideWarm is here to help! Our heated winter clothing sits right next to your skin and keeps you warm your entire ride. If you’re going out on a snowmobile, ATV, or motorcycle this winter, be sure you have the heated winter gear you need. Contact RideWarm or browse our store to stock up today!