WHAT TO WEAR
Hardy camera kit is just the beginning – keep yourself toasty and comfortable
Thick, woolly hat
A good beanie will protect you from cold winds. The Barts hat we’re loving here is made from a warm wool blend, but has a fleece lining to avoid itchiness.
We’ve mentioned gloves as a piece of gear, but they’re also vital for warmth. If you don’t want to fork out on specialist gloves, wear fleece mitts that still let you use your fingers.
Thermal base layers
It’s better to wear many thin base layers rather than one bulky one. Opt for microfleece, but make sure it’s breathable.
A jacket needs to be cosy but practical. This Canada Goose Parka has rib-knit cuffs to trap heat; a reflective flap at the back, for visibility in low light; and plenty of pockets to keep camera accessories handy.
When conditions underfoot are icy, a good pair of boots (such as Sorel snow boots) make it easier to walk. Team boots up with thick socks.
Flask of hot drink
So not quite one to wear... but it’s easy to get dehydrated while carrying a lot of gear, even in winter. You’ll be thankful for a Thermos when the cold starts to seep in.