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Re: Staying Warm in 30 degree weather?

Started by ivanong, 12/24/2007 09:34PM
Posted 12/24/2007 09:34PM Opening Post
Hi Gary, there is nothing like cold feet to make an observing session utterly miserable. This is my best weapon against the cold: N.E.O.S. overshoes. I wear my sneakers (or hiking boots)and then the Navigator 5 overshoes. It might be 20F all night but my feet feel like a day in Bermuda. They feel a little bulky and awkward, but they really work:

http://www.overshoe.com/recreational/products/detail.php?s=N5P

A large propotion of heat is lost from the head. It is important to keep the neck, ears, forehead, etc. very well insulated. A nice pair of Oakleys ski goggles is great for preventing heat loss from the eyes in between observation. Surprisingly they do make a difference.

Good luck!
Ivan
Posted 12/24/2007 10:33PM #1
I found a great stretch cap with ear covers at Walmart for $6. It is made of a hollowfil materia and quite thick. It keeps my head and ears warm. I also found a neck cover, that is a tube you slip over your head that completes the cold weather gear for the head and neck.

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