Sure, it's obvious that you need to wear a jacket when it's chilly out. But as record cold temperatures hit the U.S. this week, it's important to keep in mind that not all clothes are created equal.
Here are five tips to keep in mind when you're bundling up, courtesy of Lifehacker:
- Many thinner layers can be just as good as a single really warm one. Maybe you don’t have a warm enough coat, but you could put on a shirt, a sweater, a hoodie, and then your jacket. Wear tights or leggings under your pants.
- Mittens are warmer than gloves.
- One of your outer layers should be windproof. A thin rain jacket plus a bunch of sweaters may work better than a single warm-ish coat that’s not windproof.
- Cover as much exposed skin as possible when you go outside. Consider a balaclava or scarf for your face.
- A hat really helps, even indoors.