How to Keep Warm in the Arctic: A Comprehensive Guide

Layering Your Clothing

Layering is crucial for maintaining body heat in the Arctic. Follow the three-layer system:

  • Base Layer: The base layer is your first line of defense against the cold. Use moisture-wicking fabrics like merino wool or synthetic materials to keep sweat away from your skin. These materials draw sweat away from your body, keeping your skin dry and preventing chills. Avoid cotton as it retains moisture and can make you cold. 
  • Middle Layer: The middle layer acts as insulation to retain body heat. Fleece, down, or synthetic insulated jackets are ideal. This layer should be thick enough to provide warmth but still allow for movement. You can always wear multiple middle layers.
  • Outer Layer: A waterproof and windproof gear protects against harsh Arctic winds and snow. Look for warm jackets and pants with sealed seams and adjustable hoods to keep the cold out. This is where Winterent helps you.

Protect Your Extremities

  • Head: Wear a warm hat or beanie made of wool or synthetic materials. A balaclava or neck gaiter offers additional protection for your face and neck.
  • Hands: Use insulated gloves or mittens. Mittens are generally warmer than gloves because they allow your fingers to share heat. Layering thin gloves under mittens can provide extra warmth and versatility.
  • Feet: Insulated, waterproof boots are essential for keeping your feet warm and dry. Pair these with thermal socks made of wool or synthetic materials. Avoid cotton socks, as they can retain moisture and lead to cold feet. Consider using foot warmers for added heat.

Stay Dry & Keep Moving

  • Wet clothing loses its insulating properties, making it essential to stay dry. Always carry extra pairs of socks and gloves. If your clothes get wet, change immediately.
  • Physical activity generates body heat. Engage in light exercises like walking or stretching to maintain circulation and warmth. Avoid staying still for long periods.

Eat High-Calorie Foods & Stay Hydrated

  • Your body burns more calories in cold weather to maintain heat. Consume high-calorie, nutritious foods like nuts, cheese, and chocolate. Frequent snacks help keep your energy levels up.
  • Dehydration can decrease your body’s ability to stay warm. Drink warm beverages and plenty of water throughout the day. Avoid alcohol and caffeine as they can lead to dehydration.

Clothing set

Adults

  • Waterproof and breathable jacket with an adjustable hood and hand warming pockets.
  • Waterproof and breathable ski trousers with an adjustable waist and snow gaiters.
  • Warm and comfortable winter gloves featuring thermal fabric.
  • Practical and warm winter shoes made of hydrolite and nylon materials or snow boots.
 

Clothing set

Kids

  • Warm, seam-sealed overall for kids. Sizes 90–135 cm.
  • Two-pieced clothing available for kids’ sizes 140–164 cm.
  • Gloves and shoes included.
 

Jacket

Waterproof and breathable jacket with an adjustable hood and hand warming pockets.

Shell: CMD TECH 5000, 100% PES twill. 
Padding: 100% PES 80g at body, 60g at sleeves. 
Lining: 100% PES taffeta

 

Jacket

Waterproof and breathable jacket with an adjustable hood and hand warming pockets.

Shell: CMD TECH 5000, 100% PES twill. 
Padding: 100% PES 80g at body, 60g at sleeves. 
Lining: 100% PES taffeta

 

Jacket

Waterproof and breathable jacket with an adjustable hood and hand warming pockets.

 

Shell: CMD TECH 5000, 100% PES twill. 
Padding: 100% PES 80g at body, 60g at sleeves. 
Lining: 100% PES taffeta

 

TROUSERS

Waterproof and breathable ski trousers with an adjustable waist and snow gaiters.

Shell: CMD TECH 3000, 100% PES twill.
Padding: 100% PES 60g. 
Lining: 100% PES taffeta

GLOVES

Warm and comfortable winter gloves made of thermal fabric. Included in both sets.

 

Shoes

Practical and warm winter snow boots. Included in both sets.

Textile upperTextile, leather reinforcement
Sole: Polyurethane
Lining: PES Teddy lining

Snowsuit

Kid's snowsuit

Warm, seam-sealed overall for kids. Sizes 90–130 cm. Two-pieced clothing available for kids from 140 to 164 cm.

Prices and services

Rental prices

  • One day: 37  € /set
  • One week: 88 € / set 
  • Extra day: 13 € / set
  • Delivery and Pickup: 39 € / one way (in a 20km radius)
  • Free delivery within 20km range of shops when ordering more than 10 sets

Frequently asked questions

FAQ

Our clothing sets include two-piece thermal clothing (jacket+trousers), waterproof shoes suitable for outdoor activities or snowboots in colder weather, and thermal gloves.
For kids under 140 cm we offer a seam-sealed thermal overall.
All clothes come from a Finnish sportswear brand Catmandoo. 

We have overalls only for little kids and do not rent overalls for adults.

For detailed clothing info please see the specification below the product picture above.

The clothes are suitable for all outdoor activities such as skiing.
However, it is the customer’s responsibility to be aware and compensate if the clothes or shoes may be damaged during the activities.

Our clothing is suitable for cold weather with proper layering of clothes.
The jacket has additional padding compared to a regular ski jacket.

See our guide to proper dressing here.

You can rent all items separately, but we do not offer separate pricing for the clothes.
All items require.

The prices are also the same for adults and children of all ages.

You can get clothing without booking in advance as a walk-in customer.
However, we highly recommend you to book online to ensure availability of clothes.

The price for day is always for 24 hour period. For one week, the price includes 7×24 hours and, for one day, 1×24 hours.
You can pick up the clothes anytime within our opening hours on the first day.
If you return the clothes after the 24 h period on the last day, a charge of €13 for an extra day will apply. 

Yes, we offer delivery of the clothes to your accommodation for a 20km radius area from our store’s in advance with an extra charge of €39. We can also pick up the clothes from your accommodation if needed.
The price includes one-way delivery or pickup, which means that with €78 you get both delivery and pickup.
For bookings with more than 10 sets, delivery is free of charge.
For longer deliveries (over 20km distance) please contact us to arrange delivery. The charge for exceeding kilometres in longer delivery is 0.65€

When making a booking, we ask you to inform us your height (CM) and weight (KG) for the clothing and shoe size (EU).
However, these are always estimated sizes for our unisex clothing.
If a piece of clothing doesn’t fit properly, it is always possible to switch sizes for clothes and shoes at our outlet. 

You can change clothing only in the case that the estimated sizes do not fit properly.
To change for other reasons like breakage or dirt, additional charges will apply.

Yes, you may pick-up and drop-off clothes betweeen our shops anyway you wish as long as we have our operation in the area. 
Please mention this in the comment box on your booking. 

After a booking is made with Winterent, it is possible to change the details or dates of the reservation up to 48h prior to collection time. After this Winterent has the right to charge any possible eligible change fees.

If the clothes are collected one or more days late with no prior notice, Winterent has the right to charge the according expenses for these days.

If a customer chooses delivery for the clothes, the payment has to have come through before clothes can be delivered to the customer.

The customer is always responsible to compensate for any damage caused to the clothes during the rental.

Clothing changes during the rental period will be charged as a new rental set unless the sizing is not correct.

If a booking is cancelled after or less than 48h prior to collection time, Winterent has the right to charge full price for all booked items.

Cancellations more 48h prior to the collection time, will not be charged or will be fully refunded to the customer.

 

Booking&Cancellation – Compensation Price List, press here.