What to Wear

The safest and most comfortable way to dress for the outdoors in winter is in layers.  Wool, silk and synthetic materials (such as polypropylene) are the best to use for the outdoors.  Use this list as a guideline for preparing for your snowshoeing adventure:

Base Layer:

–          Midweight breathable top & bottoms

–          Wool or synthetic socks

Insulation Layer:

–          Fleece jacket & pants

–          Wool sweater

–          Fleece pants

Outer Layer:

–          Waterproof/breathable shell jacket

–          Waterproof/breathable pants

–          Insulated parka

Other Essentials:

–          Wool or fleece hat to prevent heat loss

–          Waterproof gloves/mittens

–          Gaiters

–          Lightweight, waterproof hiking boots or lightly insulated winter footwear

–          Sunglasses