If you live in Manchester, you’ll be well used to the cold, but that doesn’t mean you’re ready for a holiday in a freezingclimate!
The biggest thing to remember when travelling to a cold climate is to pack layers. It’s the most effective way to trap in your body heat and gives you flexibility when moving from heated indoor places and the outdoors. Avoid the temptation to pack your favourite items or to prioritise fashion over practicality. While it is possible to find a balance between practicality and style, your safety and comfort should always come first. Here are the essential items you need to take on holiday to a cold climate.
1. A Warm Hat
A good hat is crucial for keeping you warm in a cold climate. If you don’t want to freeze, wear a good hat. It should cover your ears and some of your neck and, if you’re trying to maximise space in your suitcase, doesn’t need to have any extra bobbles or unnecessary flaps.
2. Weatherproof Shoes
There’s nothing worse than cold or wet feet so investing in a pair of weatherproof shoes will be one of the best things you can do. Minimal lacing is good for the sake of convenience and dark colours won’t show up mud or stains as easily. Boots often provide a good balance between practicality and style so you can wear them throughout your holiday, even when you’re out to dinner!
3. Coat or Jacket
A good quality and versatile coat is a must. Don’t worry about it taking up too much space in your suitcase as you can wear it to travel in; you’ll be glad to have it handy when you step off the plane! If you’re looking for a stylish but functional coat,you should consider Gloverall. Gloverall is a British manufacturer of high-quality, handcrafted outerwear garmentsfor men, women and children. Visit Gloverall.com to browse the full range
Your gloves should be lightweight enough so you can still use your hands and breathable but obviously should also keep your hands safe from the cold. Weatherproof gloves are ideal and, depending on what you’ll be doing on holiday; you might also want to consider a pair with grip. If it’s likely to wet or snowy where you’re going, then it’s a good idea to take some spares if you can fit them in your suitcase.
A scarf might not be essential, but it definitely deserves a place on this list. Consider the length of the scarf and the fabric if you’re going to be doing physical activities. Practicality over fashion is the way to go.
6. Sun Protection
Many people forget about sun damage in a cold climate. You won’t be sunbathing, so why bother? The truth is that sunlight is potentially dangerous whatever the temperature (especially if there’s a lot of snow around as it reflects off the ground) so sun protection for your skin and sunglasses for your eyes need to make it into your bag.