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When embarking on a winter adventure, packing smart is vital. Boots, jackets and scarves will leave you saying ‘oh my!’ in no time. But with proper research and the help of a few packing cubes, you’ll be prepared to face any snowy getaway. In collaboration with Icebreaker, Canadian Traveller has come up with this checklist that will help you know what to look for in winter wear.
Chances are, if you’re heading off to a snowy destination you’ll want to get down and dirty. Whether it be skiing, snowboarding, ice skating or snowshoeing, comfort is of the utmost importance when it comes to physical activity. That’s why the 200 Bodyfit™ system offers versatility, providing warmth, breathability, comfort and natural odour resistance. You can also follow the Icebreaker Base Layer chart to know what to layer for a range of conditions, activities and seasons.
For our daredevils out there, sometimes winter gear can slow you down, taking you away from the action. For ultimate breathability, Icebreaker’s newest collection, 150 BodyfitZONE™, offers the lightest-weight natural performance base layer. If you’re looking for clothing that feels like another layer of skin, this was made with you in mind.
The last thing you want stopping you from enjoying the aprés-ski life is needing to hit the showers after a long day. Look for lightweight layers that offer odour protection and material that allows your body to breath. Icebreaker offers materials that outperform synthetics with its ability to resist the build-up of unpleasant smells. Better yet? More than 85 per cent of Icebreakers global fabric composition is natural fibre and only 15 per cent man-made.
Just because Icebreaker offers athletic wear doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish. Icebreaker set out to create clothing that will be relevant to your wardrobe for many seasons to come –true classics. The brand exemplifies the polar opposite of fast fashion with an elegant simplicity that is timeless. Try the Women's Tabi Tech Lite Short Sleeve Pocket Crewe or the Men's Zeal Long Sleeve Half Zip for a traditional look that is perfect for the outdoors.
Don’t forget the final touches! Keep your digits toasty warm with the Unisex Realfleece® Sierra Gloves made from Corespun fabric for enhanced durability. They also feature touchscreen technology in the thumb and index fingertips, as well as silicone palms to keep you connected on the go. The Unisex Scout Beanie is made of wool and is versatile enough for weathering the storm and for city slickers.