Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Follow-Up on My Cold Weather Gear for the Photo Trip to Canada
For my gear I had no problems with the Think Tank Airport 4-Sight Rolling Camera Bag, since except for 1 1/2 hours walking, we worked out of the van and everything was available.
Temperatures ranged from the mid-20s all away up to the low 50s except for the lost day when it started out even colder. I utilized The Cabela's WindStopper® Trans-Alaska Elite Trail Suit for the first two days in the last day of shooting, because those were the coldest days. Underneath it, I wore a pair of thermals and a shirt and was very comfortable and did not even get cold. The other three days, it was warm enough that I wore my thermals, shirt and pants, and a three-way jacket to keep me comfortable.
I utilized the Kamik Collingwood Winter Pac Boots the entire time and they kept my feet warm and dry, even when I stepped into snow up to my mid thighs. I highly recommend them.
Because of the temperatures I only needed to use the glove liners and the pair slightly heavier gloves. I did not need the very heavy. Gloves at all during this trip.
I utilized a watch type hat all the time to keep my head warm.
As for my camera and lenses I had no problem with the cold weather with them not working.
In closing, check the weather, dress appropriately and in layers. Remember no cotton.