What type of clothing should I wear for snowshoeing?

Between the freezing cold and the heat of exercising in snowshoes, what should I wear?

Snowshoeing is an aerobic activity, done in cold weather, so it is important to be prepared for a variety of temperatures.

Layering is the best way to regulate your body temperature and not get too hot or cold. We recommend a moisture-wicking base, not cotton, insulating lightweight fleece or wool as a mid-layer, and waterproof or water-resistant/breathable outer-layer. Also, keep your feet from getting wet using waterproof boots, and wear waterproof windproof gloves to keep your hands from freezing. Wearing a hat will also help conserve your body heat.

Mike Harmer

I created this website back in 1996, and have slowly added content to it over the years. Some resources have been contributed by viewers and other people who love the outdoors.

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