Winter Clothes

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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by ScaredyMum » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:32 pm

Hi bebebub

Depending on individual's threshold for cold, I am sharing based on my personal experience :)

I have low threshold for cold so I personally find that Heattech is not sufficient for winter. It also depends on where you go and the temperature there.

DC and me wore heattech in our Korea trip in Autumn (5-10 degrees) and we were OK with them underneath a long sleeve T or wool top. Additional Jacket when it gets colder than 5, or rains/windy/night.

As for winter (in a separate trip to Korea), the temperature was around 10 or less in Jeju and as low as -10 in Seoul. Jeju is very windy so even though the temperature was higher, it was still very cold.

DC and me wore 3-layered thermal, long sleeve fleece, sometimes with another long sleeve T-shirt inside. When it turned really cold esp at night or windy, we topped up with down jacket on top of the fleece/T-shirt/Thermal.

Thus, for me, heattech will not be enough for temperatures below 5.

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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by MyPillow » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:09 pm

ScaredyMum wrote:Hi bebebub

Depending on individual's threshold for cold, I am sharing based on my personal experience :)

I have low threshold for cold so I personally find that Heattech is not sufficient for winter. It also depends on where you go and the temperature there.

DC and me wore heattech in our Korea trip in Autumn (5-10 degrees) and we were OK with them underneath a long sleeve T or wool top. Additional Jacket when it gets colder than 5, or rains/windy/night.

As for winter (in a separate trip to Korea), the temperature was around 10 or less in Jeju and as low as -10 in Seoul. Jeju is very windy so even though the temperature was higher, it was still very cold.

DC and me wore 3-layered thermal, long sleeve fleece, sometimes with another long sleeve T-shirt inside. When it turned really cold esp at night or windy, we topped up with down jacket on top of the fleece/T-shirt/Thermal.

Thus, for me, heattech will not be enough for temperatures below 5.

Agree with scaredymum, Heatech is for above zero degree , remeber to add a good down or fleece water proof jacket.

For minus -3 or -5 onwards, you really need those wool thermal-can get from a few winter wear shops. Heattech itself can't hold the cold esp in windy environment eg mountain areas and night time

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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by bebebub » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:49 pm

ScaredyMum, MyPillow, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by jetsetter » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:05 pm

jetsetter wrote:Uniqlo Heatech is the best I've tried so far. Chanced upon it 2 years ago when we travelled to Europe in late Oct. Bought the Heatech camisoles, Heatech socks and some Merino-Cashmere cardigans from there. Also got its Fleece jacket and hooded down-jacket that could be folded into a pouch for easy storage when you're onboard the plane. Boy! I was super amazed how it effectively shielded me from the chilly winds at midnight (around 3-5 degrees) when I was dining in a fortress near Germany.
Brilliant invention by the Japanese indeed. So thin, odourless, easy-to-dry (over the room heater) and yet so effective. It's like a second layer of 'skin' that clings on to you. So impressed with Heatech that I recently donated all my Made-in-China thick wooly jumpers that made me look like a polar bear 10 years ago.
Unless you're going to ski in the Alps, you really don't need waterproof pants with fleece lining. It's too 'kua zhang' in the city. I bought my skinny 'easy pants' from Uniqlo that was good enough for late Oct weather (day time - 13 degrees).
Of course, don't forget a good woolen scarf and gloves!

bebebub:

I shared abt Heattech in 2013. Pls see above.

like the rest said, Uniqlo Heattech is good for 5-10 degrees, but anything btw 0-5 degrees would largely depend on how u layer it as well as your body "constitution". If u hv a good 100% cashmere jumper cum long-sleeved top to pull over your heattech bodysuit, coupled with a good down jacket, then maybe you'd feel just fine.

But if u need to ski in sub-zero climate, u'd better buy proper thermal wear like Icebreaker or the like plus fleece wear from professional mountain trekking/hiking shops at Velocity Novena. You can pick the tog (thermal insulance) you desire.

They just stocked up Heattech, so kiasu me went to cart back some Kids' Heattech on Sun!!

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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by bebebub » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:32 pm

Jetsetter,

Thanks for your sharing. Great infor.

Our trip will be in late autumn. I reckon it'll be about 5 in the city n -5 in the mountains. Dh n I are quite used to winter weather, and we have our trusted gear. I'm looking for inner layers for my dds.

I didn't know Uniqlo has bring in their heattech range. Summer is just abt over nia :scratchhead:

Which Uniqlo branch did u go to? I might just buy a piece or 2 locally n then buy somemore over there if the need arises. Ill drop by Decathlon as soon as I arrive. Need foot gear for my dds.


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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by bb_ mom » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:55 am

When we were in Jeju 2 years back, an uncle wore heat tech shirt and he says not enough. The wind just cut through him and his wife. Eventually, the tour guide brought them to some departmental store to pick up new thermals. I was kinda interested until I heard this...but maybe for winter in Italy, should be ok?

I was at ion orchard uniqlo some days back. They already have some heat tech stuff.

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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by jetsetter » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:11 am

bebebub wrote:Jetsetter,

Thanks for your sharing. Great infor.

Our trip will be in late autumn. I reckon it'll be about 5 in the city n -5 in the mountains. Dh n I are quite used to winter weather, and we have our trusted gear. I'm looking for inner layers for my dds.

I didn't know Uniqlo has bring in their heattech range. Summer is just abt over nia :scratchhead:

Which Uniqlo branch did u go to? I might just buy a piece or 2 locally n then buy somemore over there if the need arises. Ill drop by Decathlon as soon as I arrive. Need foot gear for my dds.
I went to 313@Somerset flagship. Heattech is nice becoz it's smooth like a second layer of "skin" and prevents itching, esp for young kids. U can layer it with merino wool long-sleeved top plus the jumper.

Anyway I actually rely on my 100% cashmere jumpers to keep my body warm. They're pricey but they go a long way.

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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by jetsetter » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:13 am

bb_ mom wrote:When we were in Jeju 2 years back, an uncle wore heat tech shirt and he says not enough. The wind just cut through him and his wife. Eventually, the tour guide brought them to some departmental store to pick up new thermals. I was kinda interested until I heard this...but maybe for winter in Italy, should be ok?

I was at ion orchard uniqlo some days back. They already have some heat tech stuff.
I suppose within the cities, heattech should be good enough, unless you're gg to the tuscan hills or what.

Korea is notoriously cold.

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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by micollh » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:26 am

can i check , for skiing, buying the jacket with 90%down +10% is it wool? good enough? inside getting which type better? wool ?like lonh jonh.. and also need the waterproof pants right

anything that we can apply for nose? i tend have dried blood in my nose when in winter..

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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by i3mum » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:53 pm

Just wondering if we really need winter boots for the family if we are going to Korea in Dec? Or will normal track shoes help? We will be staying at the ski resort.

Can anyone advise?

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