“Why I Recommend The North Face Cold Weather Attire for Landscape, Wildlife and Winter Sports Photographers”
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You might think us Southern California dudes only hang at the beach and restrict our landscape photography to warm weather scenes, but I like to take my camera into the mountains to find landscape images many other photographers miss. I make sure I’m dressed for the weather, which is why I strongly recommend The North Face cold weather attire for all landscape, wildlife and winter sports photographers who want to remain comfortable and warm and concentrate on bringing home the best images possible.
The secret to keeping the cold outside and your body warmth inside is to dress in layers. Layering also allows you to shed clothing if the temperature rises and helps to dissipate any perspiration you may generate hiking through deep snow or on steep grades. Nothing will chill you faster and even possibly lead to hyperthermia than wearing cold weather clothing that doesn’t breath as you exert yourself.
The people at The North Face understand this principle thoroughly, so a good place to start is with an excellent base layer, such as The North Face selection of warm long-sleeve underwear. The North Face has developed a unique FlashDry technology to design base layer underwear with a polyester-blend fabric that stretches with you and provides greater breathability. Moisture evaporates faster, helping to keep you feeling dry and oblivious of the cold. The North Face warm long-sleeve underwear is available in a zip neck and crew style, in black and bolt blue.
The North Face offers a selection of matching warm tights to protect your lower extremities. These tights are just as soft, durable and breathable as the pullover underwear. Guys will be happy to know they feature a fly opening for added convenience.
For your next layer, I recommend the Men’s Gordon Lyons ¼ Zip Sweater-Fleece Pullover. It combines the best of sweater and fleece, including a Sherpa fleece-lined collar, an ultraviolet protection factor of 50 and underarm gusset, so you can move easily to find the best angle and position for a great landscape or wildlife photo.
For your legs, The North Face Men’s Freedom Insulated Pants is a wise choice, as its waterproof, durable and breathable and made with a fully seam sealed HyVent® exterior and warm, lightweight Heakseeker™ Eco insulation. You’ll enjoy the freedom of the movement in the seat, thighs, knees and cuff.As a landscape, wildlife or winter sports photographer, you never know what the elements will bring: it could be milder at lower altitudes and biting cold just a few hundred feet higher in the mountains. The North Face makes just the jacket for a wide variation of weather: The Vortex Triclimate® Jacket. It’s the versatility of this jacket that makes it so superb. It’s actually two jackets in one that can be worn together or separately. The shell is the fully seam sealed HyVent construction found in the Freedom Pants while the insulated interior jacket is removable. The Vortex Triclimate Jacket also as an adjustable and detachable hood and handwarmer zip pockets.
The North Face product that I appreciate the most during a long day hiking across varied and rugged terrain is my pair of Verbera Hiker GTX® Hiking Boots. I always feel protected from slipping on wet and snowy surfaces with the Vibram® outsole that provides exceptional traction. The upper part of these boots are a GORE-TEX® waterproof, breathable membrane. My feet are super-comfortable with the specially designed and manufactured heel and forefoot cushioning pads. This is easily the best pair of hiking boots I’ve ever owned.
Of extreme importance to us cold-weather landscape photographers is to have freedom of movement of our hands, but still keep them warm and dry. The North Face Etip Glove is designed with a gripper palm surface and thumb and index finger pads for an accurate tactile feel to operate the smallest camera control dials.
The North Face brand is known throughout the world and trusted by the most intrepid adventurers and explorers trekking and climbing the coldest and most unforgiving environments. If you’re truly dedicated to finding and capturing the best landscape and wildlife images in these wild, frozen places, then make sure you’re dressed in The North Face cold weather attire.
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