I am 6’4″ and 220 lbs. I have to buy tall clothing. There aren’t many vendors that sell quality outdoor gear in truly tall sizes. First Ascent is one vendor that makes tall clothing true to size. I recently received First Ascent’s Nail Driver Soft Shell Pants as a present from my wife. These are [...]
Gloves provide a covering for individual fingers, but wearers do not derive much benefit from natural body heat. While gloves have separate coverings for four fingers and the thumb, mittens have one covering for all of the fingers and one for the all important opposable thumb. Mittens thus provide a pocket of warmth over the [...]
When taking off for a hike during the winter one always has decisions to make. Do I start off wearing extra clothes knowing that in 10 minutes I will have to stop and shed layers? Or do I start off with fewer clothes knowing that, once hiking, I will warm up comfortably. In either case [...]
As reported in the Sunday PARADE magazine, this old saw comes from experiments done in the 1950s in which soldiers were sent into subzero temps wearing survival suits—and no hats. Shockingly, they lost a lot of heat through their heads!
Dr. Daniel I. Sessler, an anesthesiologist and expert on hypothermia at the University of Louisville [...]
I have gone on winter camping trips with Rob since seven years ago in January 2002. The picture below depicts Ian, Mark and Rob at a rest break during the hike into Puffer Pond. Ian is hydrating, which is good, Mark is looking pretty chipper, and we can see Rob, although he has his back [...]