Not just any hat will do, you need one that can actually fend off the cold, so a thermal one made with Merino Wool like this one.
To protect your face from the direct cold winds that winter hiking entails, it’s also essential to bring a neck gaiter.
Neck Gaiter Face Mask
Find smart wool base layer pants and a long-sleeved shirt like this one as they help wick away sweat while keeping you warm.
Thermal Underwear or Base Layer
Plan to carry a waterproof backpack to bring along all your other hiking essentials, without worrying that they’ll get wet due to the weather.
For the top layer when the cold is just too much for only two layers, you’ll need an outer jacket.
We suggest that you check this liner from Aegend and these winter hiking gloves made of thermal material from OZERO.
WINTER HIKING GLOVES
The best footwear is really the type of boots or shoes that will keep your feet warm.
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