What Should I Wear In Jackson Hole Winter?
Best Clothing to Wear In Jackson Hole Winter:
Tourists who ride into town often ask, “What should I wear in Jackson Hole winter?” We have the answers for you! The good news is that if you forget anything, local Jackson shops are happy to help.
Depending on your outdoor activity, you might need very warm clothing, or in some cases, like the outdoor activity of sitting outside the Handle Bar having a hot toddy, your jeans can suffice. For the rest of this article, let’s assume you want to live life to its fullest and get out in the wild!
These are the items you should bring to wear in Jackson Hole winter time:
- Warm boots
- Long underwear
- Shell insulated pants
- Long-sleeve undershirt
- Fleece shirt
- Warm jacket
- Neck gaiter
- Wool hat
Jackson Winter Footwear:
Let’s start at the bottom. No, not THAT bottom. We meant your feet! Our winter visitors’ choice in footwear is often their biggest mistake. You know those cool New York City Sergio Rossi boots? Those are not really boots out here in the wild west. Most locals turn to a traditional Sorel style boot, or if you want to stay really warm, a Muck Arctic Pro. Make sure your socks are not made of cotton. In fact, make sure you don’t wear anything cotton as it absorbs moisture, rubbing it against your skin. That’s one of the surest ways to shiver your way through your winter wonderland excursion.
Jackson Winter Pants:
Let’s move up to your legs. You will want to have at least two layers of britches, or as the Yankees call them–pants. Most locals wear a layer of non-cotton, long underwear, then a warmer pair of non-cotton pants, sometimes followed by a shell layer made of, yes, you guessed it, non-cotton.
Jackson Winter Shirts and Jackets:
Moving on up, let’s get your torso situation covered. Start with a non-cotton, long-sleeve underwear T-shirt, such as this Men’s Long Sleeve Shirt. Then you’ll want a fleece over-shirt jacket. We turned to outdoor clothing expert Anna Shelton at Teton Mountaineering for jacket recommendations. She said the most popular in Jackson Hole are Canada Goose Women’s Expedition Parkas and Patagonia’s Women’s Jackson Glacier Parka. A jacket that is warm, weather-resistant, and wind-blocking will help you stay cozy in the wild Wyoming winter.
Jackson Winter Gloves:
Jackson Winter Neckwear and Hats:
Your neck needs to be covered. A scarf works well, as does a quality neck gaiter. Most outdoor activities require a warm hat, except for snowmobiling (since you have a helmet) and shooting guns (since you have electronic ear muffs). This knit beanie is popular, however, if you want to look like a real old-time rancher, this wool Kromer cap is the way to go.
Now that you’re all geared up, you’re ready to start out on your very own Jackson Hole wild west winter fun!
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