It may be March, but the cold weather is hanging on this month in Speculator and if the weather reports are correct, we could be looking at it for another month. This winter has been desperately cold, with many days dipping down below zero. When the Adirondack weather outside is this frightful, you’re at increased risk of developing hypothermia, a condition defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as “having a core body temperature of 96 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.” One way you can prevent hypothermia from occurring is by bundling up well when you venture out into the cold.
This is especially true if you’re a young child, an older adult or are in poor physical health. According to the NIH, when you go outside on chilly Speculator days, you’ll want to be sure that you wear a hat, scarf, gloves or mittens and insulated footwear – just like your mother always told you. Why? These items of outerwear prevent the loss of body heat through your head, hands and feet. A good winter hat is very important, because a good portion of body heat loss is through the head. Also, you may want to wear loose layers of outerwear so that the warm air is trapped between those layers.
Clothing companies like Columbia are experts in the field of outerwear, and have created special clothing blends and materials that work with your body heat to keep you warm, even on the very coldest of Speculator days. The company offers outerwear such as coats, hats, gloves and scarves for men, women and kids. One of Columbia’s technologies that is perfect for the cold conditions we’ve been facing in the Adirondacks this year is Omni-Heat™ Reflective. This breathable warming technology will help regulate your temperature through the use of reflective dots that retain your own body heat. And, it wicks moisture away from you to keep you dry and comfortable.
When you’re looking for quality Columbia outerwear, you can find it right at the Speculator Department Store. They stock a complete lineup of Columbia outerwear, including coats, boots, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for the whole family. So there’s no need to shiver through yet another below-zero day in the Adirondacks – find your family’s quality outerwear at the Speculator Department Store, located in the heart of Speculator on Route 8, and open Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.