Gearing up for the urban winter
Anyone who says that city people are soft hasn’t experienced a concentrated blast of wind as it hurtles along the glass and steel buildings that line Lexington Avenue. In fact, the coldest I’ve ever been was not the summit of Mount Washington, but Boston’s financial district. It’s all about preparation. Suffice to say, I’ll take -20 temps and 80 mph winds in my insulated outerwear and Sorel boots any day over dress slacks and a blazer on a 10 degree day with occasional gusts.
While Eastern Mountain Sports is primarily in business to help backcountry adventurers combat the cold, we’re more than happy to help city goers as well. After all, major metropolitan areas like Boston, New York, Chicago, and Cleveland get their share of winter rain, snow, ice, and cold. Whether you live in one of these cities or they’re in your winter travel plans, check out this infographic for some helpful ideas on what kind of weather to expect and how to prepare for it.
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