Brushing Up On Wintersuit History
Today, we have all manner of high-tech fabrics in wintersuits that help us stay warm when the snow starts falling. However, in the past, people employed a lot of creativity to stay comfortable. The Inuits were particularly adept at dealing with the harsh Arctic climate. They were the first to create waterproof parkas using seal or whale intestines. They would often wear two at a time to help improve insulation, and like today's parkas, their parkas had drawstring hoods.
While wool has always been a popular insulator, it has its drawbacks as well. The biggest issue is that it tends to absorb water and become very heavy. This is a problem when you're trying to stay warm and dry. As early as 1906, manufacturers began experimenting with different yarns. Yet it wasn't until the late 1970s that woven yarn was brushed into small loops to give it soft texture without extra weight, creating the first polar fleece.
Perfect Wintersuits for a Snowy Day
When your little guy wants to get outside and play in the snow, make sure he's properly equipped with the right boys' wintersuits. This type of boys' outerwear comes in two main styles: snow pants with or without bibs. Bibs fit under his coat and the straps help ensure that the suit stays up. They also offer more warmth because they give him an extra layer of insulation on his core.
However, bibs can feel more restricting than pants alone, and when it's time for a bathroom break, snow pants are easier to get on and off than ones with bibs. No matter which style you choose, you'll have to make sure you also get your boy a nice winter jacket to add extra warmth.
Don't Forget the Rest of the Accessories
Once you've picked out the perfect wintersuit from top brands like Old Navy and Columbia, you'll have to get some additional accessories to keep him dry and comfortable. Hats and scarves will make sure his head and neck stay cozy during a long day of play, and gloves are very important to keep his fingers warm during snowball fights. You'll also want to get a pair of boys' winter boots to help him climb over snow piles and stay upright on slick surfaces.
When the Weather Starts to Warm
As winter starts to fade away, you'll find yourself with weather that's not warm enough for just a T-shirt but too warm for a winter jacket. On days like this, keep your little man comfortable with boys' active track jackets. A track jacket offers just enough protection from those chilly mornings, and he can easily take it off as it warms up throughout the day.
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