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by neverspook on Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:05 pm
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I will be camping on the ice in Antarctica in November next year. Temperatures could get as low as -25C and it could be windy. I am looking for recommendations for a good warm parka and insulated pants that would work for this. I am a small woman 5'4" and 115 lbs.

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by Tombenson on Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:05 am
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neverspook wrote:
I will be camping on the ice in Antarctica in November next year. Temperatures could get as low as -25C and it could be windy. I am looking for recommendations for a good warm parka and insulated pants that would work for this. I am a small woman 5'4" and 115 lbs.

Thanks,
Roberta Olenick
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Hard to beat Arcteryx gear. Pricey but lasts forever and outperforms most everything. When Special Forces guys buy their own cold/foul weather gear, they buy Arcteryx.
 

by Justin C on Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:17 pm
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Try here http://www.phdesigns.co.uk/. I believe they ship world wide and their reputation and quality of gear is very highly regarded indeed.
They sell a huge range of gear designed to be used in a wide range of extreme conditions.
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by david fletcher on Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:57 am
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Canada Goose come highly rated.  (Snow Mantra.... expensive but Gold Standard).. HERE   
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by kent downing on Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:41 pm
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Hi Roberta,

I agree with Mr Tomberson. Arcteryx products have kept me warm and protected for more than a decade. I believe and trust in their product 110%.
Their headquarters are located in your home town, so suggest a visit. Product quality is second to none.

Another option is Feathered Friends in Seattle (adjacent to the REI Flagship store downtown) They make very high quality Expedition gear, including parka and pants.

Another suggestion is to invest in a set of clear goggles (off the shelf or custom if you wear eye glasses. UVEX is one manufacturer) or at the least get a couple of pairs of clear safety glasses from Home Depot. Unless you have really good eye protection you will be running for cover all the time. Hope this helps and have a great time.

Kent

https://arcteryx.com

http://featheredfriends.com/down-garments/expedition.html

http://featheredfriends.com/down-sleeping-bags/expedition.html
 

by Wildflower-nut on Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:08 am
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I've used feathered friend for severe cold and have liked the gear. Patagonia has also been a go to brand for me. Canada goose I find is bulkier and heavier than the mountaineering gear. I would talk to whoever is running this expedition and get their input. I also like a layered approach rather than a single heavy garment. This gives you flexibility to adjust for active vs standing still, variations in temperature and wind conditions.

I would suggest you also look at Chris Prestegard's blog. I don't agree with everything she says but she has a lot of information. Much of it is for much more severe cold that -25c and working in a stand. I believe she too is a small woman.

There has been a thread on this site "best winter jacket" that is worth a read as well as one on "cold weather pants"
 

by Charlie Woodrich on Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:36 am
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Here's a website you might find helpful.

http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/science/clothing_in_antarctica.php
 

by neverspook on Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:11 am
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Thanks for the helpful suggestions, everyone.
 

by Vivek on Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:38 am
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We are doing the same this year. Our cruise ship will provide the outerwear though and so I am not worried.
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