Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: East of the Rockies, West of the Rest
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Like others have said, wool is the key! I have smartwool socks or woolly boolies (something like that) for my feet and warm boots with good grips since with cold comes ice. I have silk long underwear I wear under my flannel-lined jeans or I wear my cold weather running pants that are wind-proof and insulated. For top, I have a wool undershirt then various fleece long sleeved shirts ( some with a fleece hood). Over top of that, I either layer a thicker fleece sweatshirt or a cotton hoodie. Never ever wear cotton or denim next to your skin. Finally, over that, I usually wear a down parka. I have a few short ones and a long one that goes to my knees.
Outerwear: a fleece neckwarmer (less constricting than a scarf), a wool toque (I scored a wool toque lined with fleece last winter - love it!), and heavy duty gloves. when it's real cold, I wear mitts!
All that will keep me warm down to -30ish or so. After that, I don't walk Ranger. He's too cold - even with booties and a jacket - and I'm worried about frostbite!