When planning a trip in winter or to a destination with cold weather, packing can be a great challenge. Many travelers often end up packing too many items that only increase the costs of travel. Others also pack fewer items that make their lives very hard on the road. The following are some of the items that should form part of your packing list when traveling to a cold place. 

Thermals and Base Layers

Some may view them as outdated but, thermals are a great way to stay warm and stylish without carrying so many bulky clothes. You can wear them under light tops as well as tights without feeling cold or discomfort. Base layers can also be an incredible way to keep warm when traveling without adding too much weight to your luggage. You can pair them with shirts or pants. 


To keep your feet from freezing, you also need to pack a few pairs of socks. To avoid taking up so much space, consider thinner socks with warm fabrics. Travel experts say about three pairs of socks is just enough when space is an issue. 


Whenever you are heading to a place with inclement weather, pack soft boots with better tread. Consider boots with rubber outsoles and comfortable for the particular activities that you plan to engage in. For example, if you plan to go hiking, pack hiking boots. 

Coat or Sweater

Some places experience freezing temperatures that you may not be able to withstand with only thermals and base layers. As such, you should also think of carrying a coat or sweater to stay warm. 

Accessories for Cold Weather 

There are key accessories for cold weather that should also be in your packing list. They include a scarf, gloves, and hat. To save up on space, you can simply wear or stuff them in your coat. 

There are several other items that you may also be tempted to pack when traveling to a cold destination. But, the ones discussed above are the most ideal travel items for cold weather that should not miss out on your packing list. 

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