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Dressing right for cold weather

People who walk and bike year-round need protection from the whims of winter weather. You need to stay warm and comfortable without getting too hot.

src=http://www.activetrans.org/sites/default/files/winter%20biking%20web.jpgTrapping layers of air between garments is a great way to preserve your heat. It also allows you to easily adjust your temperature by peeling off articles of clothing and then putting them on as needed.

When dressing for cold weather, a good rule of thumb is this: If you’re warm when you step out your front door you’ve likely over-dressed. If you’re a little chilly, you‘ve probably found the right amount of layering!

Here is an article from the Modeshift newsletter archives that offers apparel suggestions for winter biking from our resident expert, Jason Jenkins, who serves as Active Trans’ education specialist. Many of the suggestions hold true for people who are walking, as well.