Iceland,what jacket to wear ?

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  1. John Lever

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    Short trip to Iceland this weekend, temperatures are well below freezing at night and hover at zero to minus 3 deg C during the day. Got quilted army thermal trousers good boots and quilted jacket hats gloves etc. Some of the time I will want to wear one of my sheepskins, so what should I choose
    B3,Anj4, m445 or Irvin ?
    Wearing heavy jackets for extended periods can be exhausting.
     
  2. Ken at Aero Leather

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    Most folk I see coming out of Iceland are wearing shellsuits
     
  3. John Lever

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    That's very very good Ken !
     
  4. John Lever

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    Ken that is probably the best post ever on this forum
     
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    All the folk outside The UK will be scratching their heads in bewilderment right at this moment
     
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    A good modern water and wind proof insulated parka which covers your backside is the best for travelling as they are lightweight and can be stuffed into an overhead locker without too much bother. They'll keep you warm and dry and most importantly keep the wind out which is the most important factor.

    If you want to take a sheepskin flying jacket as well, I'd take the lightest which out of that lot you listed might be the Irvin.

    One other thing which is worth it's weight in gold, thermal underwear made out of merino wool. If you're walking around lots or physically active and you sweat, merino wool wicks away moisture. People pretty much live in the stuff here in the Arctic over winter if they are out and physically busy. One of the best purchases you'll even make if you travel to cold climes.
     
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    Thanks. I have plenty of thermals because I work out doors all year round as I need natural light to see colour.
    The Irvin sounds good.
     
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    Uhh..................yep? o_O
     
  9. John Lever

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    Iceland is a budget frozen good shop here in the uk
     
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    That's quite a sharp price for yoghurt :D
     
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    Say what you like about Iceland but a huge bag of frozen chicken fillets for less than a tenner is handy!
     
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    merino thermals are the only ones I use now all all the others actually cool you down if you get hot and sweaty from exertion but not merino. sadly the moths love it too!]
     
  14. Smithy

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    Here it can be quite dangerous if you're in really cold conditions like up in the mountains and you sweat from exertion because if you're wearing something like cotton on your bottom layer and you start to sweat you'll get wet and most worryingly stay wet especially when you stop. That's the worst thing that can happen.

    Wear merino - be happy, warm, dry and safe!
     
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    Christ I sound like a bloody public service announcement!
     
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    Canada Goose. I have two colleagues that used them in Antarctica and other cold trips. Expensive to get on board, but worth it.
    I was just sipping for one actually for a trip to Canada/Alaska later in 2018.
     
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    Scott, I have a Canada Goose parka and they are worth every single little penny if you live in the right place for them. They are simply beautifully constructed, the thought of what's needed by the user and how they are specced is beyond belief. And on top of it all they have a life time warranty. I've worn mine in below -40 effective and it flew through with flying colours.

    Don't let the trendiness of them at the moment fool anyone they are quite simply one of the best coats you can have in the coldest conditions. They are also one of the very few jackets/coats that are worth every penny/cent of the asking price.
     
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    Cheers, Smithy! Good to hear they're still excellent jackets. I think that it's worth the price, even if I only use it once a year or so.
    Need to get one for the wife as well, so that's a good investment for sure!
     
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    a good coastal command Irvin

    the one with hood ........... yes i know he is yellow painted :eek:
     
  20. John Lever

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    Whitefeather D1 and Real McCoys Japan Anj4, also quilted hooded anorak
     

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