I’m getting a lot of Q’s in DMs about my winter hiking gear, so I’m linking it all in this post. All the images below are shoppable & I’ve noted in their captions what I use everything for!
In the winter, we can hike in 30º temps to -20º, so having a versatile and buildable wardrobe is a must as is layering. You’d be surprise how hot you get even on the super cold days! I’ve taken off all my layers and mittens before in negative temps (after hiking a couple miles!).
I always start with a light support sports bra, my baselayers (both shirt & leggings), a flannel, a vest, regular leggings and a warm puffer. If needed, I’ll wear snowpants/bibs. And, of course, I wear a beanie, neck warmer/scarf & mittens. For beanies, I prefer this style for warmer days and this fleece-lined or thicker style for colder days! And recommend this shorter pair of hiking boots for ice/packed down snow, and this pair for fresh snow. Size up .5 in the boots for warm socks!
I also *highly* recommend grabbing snowshoes or crampons depending on where you’re going! Snowshoes are awesome because you can legit hike anywhere and won’t sink in – even off trail! They sell out in December usually and don’t get restocked until the following year, so grab these now if you want them! If you were here last year, you’ll remember we waited too long to buy them for our UP trip and spent HOURS searching lol, don’t be us!
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