DODGEVILLE, Wis., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ — According to the American Red Cross’ tips on staying safe in cold weather, in addition to dressing in warm layers, staying dry is important to avoiding emergencies such as hypothermia and frost bite this winter season. Lands’ End (http://www.landsend.com/outerwear) is releasing five easy tips for protecting against the sub-zero temperatures and preventing wintertime injuries.
“At Lands’ End, we offer a full range of functional and fashionable outerwear options for adults and children. Each coat has an exclusive, designated temperature rating to guide the selection of a coat that meets the climate conditions,” said Geoff Werner, Lands’ End Vice President, seasonal apparel and footwear. “Lands’ End’s extensive outerwear collection enables everyone to stay warm and dry at an affordable price and also takes the worry away.”
Tip 1: Look for a strong outer layer
Look for a tightly woven outer layer when selecting a winter coat. Specifically, look for jackets, such as the Arctic 3-in-1 Parka, with strong, wind resistant shells to reduce the heat loss caused by extreme winds. Lands’ End has exclusive temperature ratings on all outerwear and icons showing whether each jacket is windproof, water resistant or waterproof, making it easy to find the right outerwear.
Tip 2: Stay dry with warm winter boots
Look for fashionable warm winter boots to keep feet dry and warm. A wide selection of Lands’ End snow boots are antimicrobial to fight odor, are water/wear resistant, have at least 400 grams of insulation to fight the cold, and are available with 360 degrees reflective trim for added safety. Lands’ End recommends the Snow Tech Boots for kids and the Trello Boots for adults, which feature a feature a gripping sole to avoid slipping when there is ice on the ground.
Tip 3: Add extra warmth with next-to-skin layers
Staying warm in frigid temperatures starts with a base layer. For children, add extra layers to keep warm when it’s time for snow day play. Lands’ End Thermaskins pull moisture away from the skin to keep it warm and dry. The synthetic fabric also dries quickly, which is a huge advantage over cotton long johns.
Tip 4: Protect the extremities
Most body heat is lost through uncovered heads and other extremities, so hats, gloves and scarves are essential. Choose coordinating accessories that are soft against the skin, but are durable, made from materials such as merino wool, nylon and microfleece. Select nylon/fleece lined gloves and hats, such as the ThermaCheck(R) accessories, for the ultimate protection during severe weather.
Tip 5: For children — know the school requirements
Ask your child’s teacher what the expectations are for recess play during winter weather. At some schools, snow pants must be worn whereas other schools only require a winter coat, accessories and snow boots. Choose snow pants, like the Kids’ Reinforced Knee Insulated Squall Pants, with knee patches and scuff guards for durability along with easy-on features for children to dress themselves.
About Lands’ End
Lands’ End(R) is one of the world’s largest retailers of casual and tailored clothing for women, men, children and infants around the world. Lands’ End merchandise can be purchased online at http://www.landsend.com/, by calling 1-800-800-5800 and by visiting the Lands’ End Shops at Sears. Lands’ End is a proud member of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) . And, all high-quality Lands’ End merchandise is Guaranteed. Period.(R)
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