doinmybest wrote:I'm new to cold weather and I have been picking up some winter clothes, but I have a few stupid questions. I ordered a Northface 3-in-1 jacket on sale. Is this going to be enough for the winter? Also, I didn't realize there were so many types of gloves do I get fleece gloves or ski gloves? Both? What about my lower body? Do I wear long johns or something or do I wear something over my jeans? I know this seems silly, but 2 inches of snow is an epic blizzard where I come from. Thanks for the help!
LOL, it doesn't get that cold. (I mean, it get's cold but not your going to freeze to death instantly if exposed cold.) I haven't experienced a MI winter since I was 14 but my first base was ND where it gets to -70 with the wind chill. I don't wear anything under or over jeans unless I am going to be exposed for a long time (for just walking to/from class, etc you wouldn't need long johns). I wear regular leather driving gloves with a fleece liner unless I am ski'ing or something that will have me outside for hours. Any decent winter jacket will be fine.
Keep in mind you don't want to sweat...that will make you colder. You should dress in layers and remove layers so you aren't sweating.