Seven Things to Weather Global Warming (Even if It's a Myth)

Seven items to survive Global Warming
The goods you need to keep your head in any inherited climate, including (from left) hydration tablets, a down sweater, UV-protective sunglasses, a serious hard shell, and ridiculously warm gloves.
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Whether you think of it as an inconvenient truth, an unassailable fact of science, or just a bunch of hooey, in our gear-centric universe, it’s always best to be prepared for any eventuality. These seven picks cover the bases for all kinds of extreme weather, from melting polar ice caps to sun flares to the bitterest of colds. Conspire accordingly.

Kombi Downy Gloves
We’ve grown fond of our fingers, and if weather forces the mercury to drop instead of climb, these gloves will keep frostbite at bay and our digits in working form. And, for really extreme colds, we can upgrade to the mittens.

First Ascent Downlight Sweater
This mid-layer offers the much-needed downy insulation to provide you weeks-long comfort in the coldest of climates.

Arc’Teryx Beta AR Hard Shell Jacket
Expecting a torrential downpour that makes Asian monsoons look like the water arching out of a squirt gun? This is THE jacket to keep you dry.

Revo Waterway Titanium Sunglasses
That blazing sun has the potential to do more than create flood waters, and these high-quality shades will shield you from its harmful UV rays as the ozone grows thinner and thinner. Better still, aquatic-specific polarized lenses are tailor-designed to keep your vision clear as the polar ice caps melt and the oceans start to rise.

Elemental Herbs Zinc-Based Sunstick SPF30
We don’t really have to explain the value of this all-natural sun protection, do we? Except that it’s in stick form—meaning easy, direct application.

Nuun Hydration Tablets
When you’re surrounded by gallons of undrinkable salt water, make water you do have go the extra mile by juicing it with these high-octane hydration tablets.

IO Bio Contact 1 Boxer Briefs
Introducing the most versatile item on the list: underwear that performs perfectly in either hot or cold. And the all-merino wool construction also means they’re fully odor-resistant.

Published: 15 Feb 2012 | Last Updated: 16 Feb 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication



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