The weather stops for no one, and neither does your commute to work.
I get it. I grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, and had to drive, walk, and bike all over the place through the freezing rain, snow, and brown disgusting slush.
To top it off, most of my life I was working in construction during the winter time. As a result, I really had to learn how to layer up properly so I could get through the day.
So to help you out, from one winter survivor to another, here's a guideline of how to stay warm during winter commutes.
Feet & Legs
Start with long, heavy socks. This is important, I'll explain in a minute.
Wool socks work great, but the best by far is our 3.7V Liner Socks. The material is a moisture wicking, breathable stretch fabric that stays comfortable even after you're done trekking through the snow.
After this, slip into a bottom layer of thermals. This layer goes on after the socks so you don't get that annoying ankle/shin/calf cold when you're walking.
Now you can put on any pants you'd like and not be freezing when you're walking. After you've got the pants on, step into your shoes. I recommend investing in serious work boots for the commute and change into your casual shoes once you get to where you have to be.
There is nothing more annoying than dealing with wet, soggy, uncomfortably moist socks and shoes all day at work.
Just like your legs, a top thermal works fine. But honestly, it gets a bitch itchy and tight, especially once you start moving around.
Once I got my hands on my Heated Skin-Fit Base Layer, I never looked back on traditional wool thermals. It's extremely lightweight, breathable, and stretchy. Not to mention it features thumb hole cuffs that solve that annoying wrist/forearms space between your gloves and jacket.
On top of this, I throw on any casual shirt just for another layer to help protect from high gusts of winds, and I top it off with the FNDN Heated Performance Soft Shell Jacket.
I used to absolutely hate that feeling of wearing gloves with cold fingers, it really drove me mad!
No matter what I did, even if I put my gloves on inside before I went in the cold, my fingers would always lose circulation.
The FNDN 3.7V Heated Daily Glove solved that problem for me. I use it for walking my dog, yard work, and many other things besides walking to work. It really helped me a lot with that annoying discomfort of cold fingers, and is the most important part of my stay warm technique.
This is exactly what's needed to protect the back of your neck from those freezing wind chills. The back of the neck and upper back is some of the most sensitive parts of the human body, so this is an important one.
That's about it! Trust me, with that get up, you can stand just about any temperature, as long as the batteries are charged.
Have a great day, and stay warm out there!
Author / Ice Man