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Shoes may be one of the more neglected 퀸알바 aspects of any journey, but it is probably one of the most important, especially if you are traveling somewhere cold or snowy. The winter clothes you decide to travel with may differ from what you would wear during the colder weather back home.

For a trip to cold weather cities, I usually pack a pair of pants or leggings, a medium-length skirt, and a pair of warm, wool-lined tights. If you are just going into colder weather, you may want to bend the rules slightly and bring along a heavier jacket, assuming that you will be able to wear it for travel days. If you are traveling during winter, or a destination with chilly weather, you may want to pack a carry-on bag only anyway.

While packing for cold weather is easier if you are visiting just one wintery destination (like on this 10-day Finland road trip), you may want to go with just a carry-on to several climates. Below, you will find our tips for how to pack lightly for cold weather, as well as a sample packing list for cold weather we used on our 10-day Finland trip. As a man, this cold weather packing list is bound to be a little biased, but all of what follows is drawn from actual experiences of traveling the freezing Iles de la Madeleine during winter, and from what we learned.

We are covering clothing not just on this list, but other gear for travel as well, specifically camera equipment. To help you get the most out of winter gear and your limited luggage space, I created this simple 3-part guide to packing for the cold. Figuring out how to pack for a trip in cold weather can be pretty intimidating, especially if you are trying to pack lightly.

To ensure that you are ready to tackle the potential challenges of traveling in the cold weather (especially speaking for you, Californians), here are a few extra considerations that need to be considered before heading off on your winter adventures. If you are going to travel in warm weather for an extended time, do not pack winter gear–buy it once you arrive. Your winter wear on the road should be easily layered and worn over multiple days and situations.

Check out easy packing solutions for trips in both cold and warm weather, and plan on layering clothing when needed. To make room for other items, pack winter travel clothes in a compression pack or in a compressible packing cube. For bulkier items, use travel-friendly packing bags or compression packing cubes to pack items easily and thinly.

For instance, you would not want to pack a bulky, multi-layered dress with layers of fabric for warm-weather clothes, as it would eat up much-needed space. One of the best ways to stay both warm and reduce pack space is to utilize warm weather gear and layers. Thermal base layers not only will keep you warm, they take up a lot less room than multiple coats.

When combined with other layers, a down jacket can keep you warm in really cold temperatures, making it one of the best things to pack in the cold. Down jackets pack small when not in use, are warmer than they are, and will resist weather better than pricier jackets. Packable down is ideal for travel during cold weather to urban cities, where you can toss it on top of a T-shirt, but it may not be warm enough for severe cold temperatures, since it lacks the insulation and moisture-wicking capabilities needed.

A warm, insulate-able base layer may also get chewed up underneath warmer clothes such as sweaters and jeans, particularly if you are going outside. On super-cold adventures — or days when I am going to play in the snow — I will be layered up my wool base layer gloves with this leather-and-wool glove combo. Make sure that you are not just going to get a generic pair of acrylic socks: those are not going to keep your feet warm when you are traveling through winter.

We have just one pair of shoes each on our cold weather packing list, and it is hand-down. They are both adorable, insanely comfortable (perfect for long hours on foot and exploring), waterproof, and reflect heat back to provide warmth during snowy conditions, plus they are super light and travel-friendly, so you can pack them inside a purse. Great winter hiking clothes also stand up to the elements, as you are probably going to be spending more time outside than usual. Great winter travel clothes will pack up small, instead of adding unwanted bulk to your luggage.

Consider packing light layers of clothes like those featured on this winter packing list, so you can minimize the need for bulky sweaters and coats. The key to multi-season travel packing is to pack a coordinated wardrobe of clothing to wear on your trips, so that you can layer when needed. Check out this round-the-world packing list and this mixed-weather travel wardrobe to create a compatible capsule wardrobe that can get you from cold to warm with ease.

We cover more on that below, but in order to accomplish the tricky task of packing lightly for a winter trip, we got really nerdy about fabrics. Accessories are usually left out when packing for vacation, but can be a huge deal. Bringing warm clothes is useful even then, so that you do not end up getting too cold until you have got local clothes (especially if you are not met on the plane), and so that you can avoid renting clothes if the weather turns out to be less harsh that time.

This is particularly relevant if you are traveling by car (or elsewhere solo, like on a winter trek), although having a first-aid kit handy is not a bad idea anyway, even if you are staying at a hostel. You Need Good Gloves: Unlike snowboarding or skiing, you are going to need a whole lot more access to your hands while traveling in the cold, and this is because you are going to be using your camera, your smartphone, and perhaps even flying your drone outside. If you are taking a 10-day trip in Europe and will be spending seven days in cold weather and three days in hot weather, plan on 70% of your travel wardrobe being cold-weather gear and 30% being hot-weather gear.