As you noted, right now in Russia’s Siberian city of Yakutsk we have temperatures much below minus 30 degrees Centigrade and… you might already know that I am arranging Yakutsk – Oymyakon – Magadan. The World’s Coldest Road Trip in Winter 2012-2013.
While preparing for winter road trips across Yakutia considered to be the coldest Siberian region, I receive much questions about what type of warm clothes to bring along from home countries and what to buy in Yakutsk, Russia.
“Anyone living in cold areas will tell that the best way to dress is to wear layers, you must dress yourself like an onion. The more thin layers of air you trap between your body and the outside air the warmer you will get. Natural fur works excellently at doing that: trapping air layers close to the skin. Synthetic fabrics are very good too,” tip from a friend of mine.
In such cases, I usually recommend:
1. To bring along such clothes as wool thermo underwears, warm sweaters, scarves, mittens, and the Antarctic versions of pants & parkas from such brands as Canada Goose or The North Face.
2. More vulnarable body parts are head, foot and fingers. They are the first to freeze. So, in Yakutsk, I recommend travelers, who are coming to the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic to experience the world’s coldest road trips, to purchase warm fur boots, fur hats and fur mittens.
By the way, previously I wrote in details what we, Yakutian residents, wear ourselves in winter.
See pictures/photographs of warm clothes you might wish to buy in Yakutsk, Siberia/Russia…