To enjoy a sled dog tour even when it’s cold it’s always good to have the right combination of clothes and equipment.
To stay warm in cold temperatures the best is to dress yourself in the multi-layer principle.
It’s important that all layers of clothes are big enough to have isolating air between the different layers. That also applies to boots.
From our own experience we highly recommend wool as fabric, especially for the first layer. Also some synthetic fibers are made for the cold, but never take cotton. For the second layer there are now many good light weight jackets on the market, e.g. with down or primaloft as isolation.
When you pack your tour equipment it’s best to take a small back pack or sport bag. That’s more flexible to fit in the sled than bigger bags or suitcases. Please keep in mind that the dogs have to pull not only you and your equipment but also food and tour equipment. So, we would appreciate if your own tour equipment does not weigh more than 8kg. Of course, you can leave things that you don’t need on tour, in your room.
Clothes/Equipment you will get from us
- Over-Jacket (size S-XXL)
- Winter trousers (size S-XXL)
- Winter boots (normal shoe size 36-46)
- Fur hat
- Winter sleeping bag, mat and tent (shared)
Clothes/Equipment you should bring with you
- a small back pack or sport bag
- Woolen underwear (2-3 sets)
- Socks (1-2 pairs thinner socks, e.g. merino wool, 2-3 pairs thick woolen socks)
- Fleece or woolen pullover and eventually trousers
- Light isolation jacket (e.g. down or primaloft)
- Hat (for wearing when the fur hat is too warm)
- Scarf, buff or ski mask
- Gloves (2 pairs woolen gloves for under the mittens, can be finger-gloves or mittens; 1 pair working gloves, should be finger-gloves)
- Light shoes for inside the cabin
- Inlet for the sleeping bag (or a light summer sleeping bag)
- Thermos bottle
- Head Light with spare batteries
- Hygiene articles
- Medicine if needed
- Glasses/contact lenses if needed (we highly recommend to use contact lenses because glasses can steam up and freeze)
- Sunglasses (from February)
- Suncream with high UV protection (from February/March)
- Small photo camera or mobile phone (eventually power bank for charging)