Layer up! We vouch for this clothing that will protect you against the worst of winter

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Wear the wrong clothing for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, or skating, and you’ll return home freezing cold, soaked with sweat, or both. Staying comfortable is all about dressing in layers: wear something that wicks next to skin, insulation to suit the temperature, and an outer layer for weather protection.

For active adventures lasting less than an hour, leave the pack at home and dress so you’re a little chilly standing around. For more than an hour, bring a small pack, 20 litres or less, with enough room for a snack, water (staying hydrated and fuelled helps your body keep warm), and these other essentials: a light insulated jacket, a warm hat, and over-mitts.

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