One of the nifty things about working in Fukushima is that you get to meet people from all over the world. All of use have different experiences and different climates back home. Some people grew up in the land of ice and snow (hello, Canadian friends!) and some folks have never seen snow in real life. As such, how to dress for snowy weather not be something everyone is familiar with. In our third entry of FuJET’s Inside Look to the Hokkaido 2014 trip, we’ll be taking a quick gander at what to wear/how to dress/what to pack to stay warm in Hokkaido!
When packing for winter weather, remember to take into account the fabric and materials of the clothing you’re packing. Your top picks of materials for staying warm would be wool(ウール (uuru)), wool-synthetic blends, and synthetics(acrylic アクリル (akuriru) and ナイロン (nairon)). Try and avoid cotton(綿 (men)) (especially for socks!) wherever possible. Why? Wool and synthetics will keep you warm, even if they get wet. Cotton will sap away your heat when wet and make you even colder. Down and fleece are also great clothing choices! Read more