I have a new project we are working on that includes some extreme weather travel. We have done a fair bit of research, but I do not consider myself an expert on cold weather clothing. For those of you who live and operate in extreme cold, I would love some feedback.
Note: Base layers are addressed in our personal bag. These are only the cold weather modifiers to the kit.
Cold Weather Bag: Redoxx Safari Beanos PR5.5
Arctic Parka: Down, extreme condition, -50C rated | Canada Goose Heli-Arctic, 66 North Thorsmork
Base layer- legs (light): Light base layer for active | Mtn. Hardwear Integral, ArcTeryx EON SLW
Base layer- legs (med.): Insulating, warm | 66 North Vik Tights, Mtn. Hardwear Power Stretch
Technical Arctic Pants: Waterproof, windproof, full zipper | 66 North Glymur W/ eVent ArcTeryx Kappa
Technical Balaclava: Face and lung protection | still researching brand
Arctic Sock: Medium weight, tall, wool | SmartWool PHD Nordic
Arctic Boots: -60C rated minimum | Baffin Control Max or Endurance
Down Bootie: 650+ down filled booties | Various brands
Arctic Gloves: Extreme cold weather glove, add liner | Mtn. Hardware Typhon, ArcTeryx Gothic liner
What I am hoping for a few suggestions on are the gloves, as the challenge is the balance between dexterity and warmth. Operating gear, cameras, etc.
The balaclava is also a tough one. I used an OR balaclava on my last trip to the arctic, yet still frost-nipped my lungs
I am increasing the performance of the footwear considerably, as the North Face boots I used on the last trip were garbage.
We will be in temps as low as -60F
Thanks in advance for any thoughts and help.