Ramen at -30 degrees celcius
Modern art at its best !
ELI5: In extremely cold weathers, why is it that we layer 3-4 and sometimes more pieces of clothing for our upper body, but not do the same for our lower body?
tinmaster: When we get cold our blood focuses on heating our organs and core. The simple answer is that we prioritoze our upper body because that’s where all of our vital body parts are.
beachbbqlover: Canadian here, and I work 12 hour shifts outside: because you’re silly.
In the oil industry we don’t do that. We instead layer multiple layers of sweat pants and sweat shirts, t-shirts and cotton pyjama pants as appropriate to regulate our heat well. Your aim is for full coverage of your body so that you feel completely comfortable. If you feel cold at all, you are failing to insulate properly.
Insulating with just a heavy jacket basically is a strategy of sacrificing your extremities and keeping all your blood close to your organs because the rest of you is freezing.
originfoomanchu: The main reason is because you take care of your vital organs and they will look after You,
In other words keep your vital organs warm and it will keep the rest of your body warm,
Just as another point I absolutely hate the cold and always wear tracksuit bottoms under my jeans and two pairs of socks for the winter,
It’s also very difficult to put more than one layer of clothes on your bottom half as they normally get stuck at the knee so you need loose fitting jeans to put anything on underneath them.
horsecave: i take it you’ve never heard of long johns?
r_u_ferserious: Underwear. Long johns/thermals. Jeans/coveralls. That’s 3 layers. Funny story: I bought insulated coveralls for some guys working for us in Alaska. One guy called and said we had to return them. I said “fuck you, I spent $600 each on these things.” He replied “We piss outside, it’s -20F. You try and get 2″ of dick through 4″ of insulated coveralls.” I realized people work and live outside of Texas and returned the coveralls.