What Clothing Do I Need?
An Antarctica holiday in Antarctica is a once in a lifetime experience for many people and you don't want to spoil it by being under-prepared. By following these clothing guidelines, you should have packed everything you need for your Antarctica holiday:
- Warm Trousers
- Waterproof trousers
- Thermal Underwear
- Mittens and Gloves
- Woollen Hat or Balaclava
- Warm Socks
- Rubber Boots (Gumboots or Wellingtons as we commonly call them)
- Waterproof & Windproof Jacket
- A pair of Binoculars - highly recommended.
- Sandals or similar (slip on sandals) are very useful to wear around the ship
- Earplugs may be useful if sharing a cabin with a snorer.
Tips to stay comfortable and warm in cold weather:
You can reduce perspiration by not overdressing.
To enable moisture from your body to escape, wear water repellent outer garments that will keep you dry on the outside and still able to breathe.
Keep hands and feet warm and dry. For hands, mittens are better than gloves.
Be sure to wear a hat, beanie or balaclava. These items can be pulled down to protect your ears, forehead, neck and chin. The neck also needs protection with a woollen or synthetic scarf that can be wrapped around the face, when travelling against the wind.
Dress in comfortable, loose layers. For anyone out in the cold, it is far better to wear layers of relatively light, loose clothing than one thick, heavy item.
If you have any questions about what you need for your Antarctica holiday, please don't hesitate to contact us.
"Get prepared for an Antarctica holiday of a lifetime."