I’ve just returned from a week’s holiday (the UK term for a vacation!) in Austria with my lovely family, who were there to ski. It was a wonderful week, with lots of snow and sub-zero temperatures for us to enjoy. Most people these days dress for this weather with multiple layers of fabric made from artificial fibres, whereas I wanted to dress for it with natural fibres, and especially wool, which has wonderful thermal qualities.
Sadly, wool clothes from mass manufacture are hard to find. I doubt that I would find much wool in a wander around my local shops, so I got my wool thermals via the internet. This lovely wool vest is from a UK company, and I have worn it almost constantly since I got it a couple of month’s ago (picture links to the Amazon listing for the vest):
I also bought a long-sleeved thermal top and thermal leggings, both in organically grown wool, from a company in Germany (picture links to Amazon listing for the leggings):
Alas, I didn’t manage to find any thermally lined wool trousers. For my top layer. I did however take wool hand-knitted wool socks, my Hild hoodie, and a hand-knitted wool hat. So I was mostly wrapped in wool, and was wonderfully warm all week!