Winter Wear: Save money and get it right the first time

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How much money do you spend on winter gear that never seems to keep you warm? Well, we have some ideas for you that will keep you and your family toasty, the first time around.

The owner of Outpost Sports J.V. Peacock says there are two things you want to keep in mind when looking for winter clothes, water resistance and wind resistance, also known as the “MM Factor”.

If a product is considered good, it will have a zero to five thousand “MM” rating. If a product is considered better, the rating would range from five to 15,000 and best would range from 20 to 33,000.

Peacock says most of the time this information can be found on the tags, but is always subject to change.

If you have kids, you want to keep in mind mittens stay warmer than gloves and snow pants keep them warm and dry as they play in the snow.

If you only remember one thing, Peacock says to remember that wool is a natural fiber. He says it will keep you warm even if it gets wet because of sweat. He says you want a product like that and wool is the only product that will do that.
Also, when buying winter gear many folks look to the name brands, thinking every one of their products will keep you warm, but Peacock says that's not true.

Instead of focusing on name brands, look at how water and wind resistant each product is.


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