At any time, you can contact us to ask for advice or to reserve winter equipment that we lend or rent depending on the activity.
Tips to avoid getting cold:
- If possible, put on your boots and socks just before the activity. This will avoid starting the activity with wet feet.
- Protect your body extremities – Head (ears, face & neck), hands & feet
- Move – Moving keeps you warm. That’s why fat biking is an ideal winter activity; it allows you to warm up without necessarily making great efforts.
- Change of clothes – The worst enemy for being cold is humidity. So, you can bring another pair of socks, gloves and a change of clothes for example.
- Multi-layering – The best practice is to dress in layers so that you can remove one layer when you are warm or put on another when needed.
- Wear breathable, loose-fitting clothing – It is important to wick away moisture and not impede circulation. Be especially careful with boots.
How to dress?
- Pants and coat – Generally, snow pants and a winter coat are a bit warm for a fat bike ride, but having breathable clothing underneath should do the trick.
- The multi-layer system
- The first layer is normally a body-hugging suit (top & bottom).
- The second layer is to keep warm (a warm vest for example).
- The third layer is to protect us from the wind (a shell).
*The 2nd and 3rd layers are often combined together.
- Boots – It is important to wear warm winter boots in which our feet are not too tight.
- Socks – It is recommended to wear warm and breathable socks. Above all, do not arrive at your activity with wet feet.
Mittens or gloves? We strongly recommend mittens, because the fingers are together and it keeps them warm longer. By preference, many decide to wear gloves as it gives the fingers more freedom to move to manipulate the brakes and gears. So, choose what will be the most comfortable and warmest for you. You can always bring a second pair in your backpack if needed.
Head and Neck
- Toque/Hat – To wear under a fat bike helmet, we suggest wearing a thin, no pompom toque or hat. However, please note that we have several helmet sizes and we will do my best to make you as comfortable as possible.
- Neck – To protect your neck and face, we strongly suggest a neckwarmer or tubular scarf that allows you to easily protect your neck while protecting your face from the wind and cold.