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Winter Travel Packing Tips

Posted on 17 October 2017 by admin (0)

When planning to travel during winter, you are likely to be in a dilemma when it comes to packing. That’s because if you over-pack you will have a bulky, unwanted weight to drag through the airport, new city, and hotels. On the other hand, if you under-pack you risk finding yourself scouring shops in new destination trying to get something to keep you warm. Nevertheless, you can avoid all this by following simple winter travel packing tips.

Wear heavy items

Wear or carry your coat, gloves, scarf, and hat in your pocket to free up some space in the suitcase. Do the same for boots to create space for other items.

Choose accessories carefully

Focus on ensuring that you will be waterproof, thin, and warm when it comes to scarves, hats, and gloves. If you have items that can perform several functions, use them.

Go for compression bags

Many people use compression bags in their homes. However, there are compression bags for travel. These are ideal for carrying blazers and sweaters. You simply put these in your compression bag and zip it up.

Master the fine layering art

Come up with a layering list that includes a long sleeve shirt, a sweater, light jacket, or fleece, and an outer shell that is waterproof and windproof. Also consider adding a bottom layer if you intend to spend more time outdoors to ensure comfort of your legs.

Don’t forget socks

Instead of wearing cotton socks, go for woolen ones. These are ideal for winter because they retain their insulating properties even if they get wet. Thus, they will keep you dry and warm in the cold weather destination. You can stuff them inside the shoes to save space.

Recycle and re-use

You don’t have to wash items as often as you might do in a warm weather destination when traveling to a cold weather destination. Therefore, plan to recycle and reuse clothing items. Essentially, make sure that your layers have the same color so that you can match and mix some items with different outfits.

Follow these tips when packing for winter travel and you will most likely not have difficulties.