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What should I wear in winter in Poland?


Anni 1 | 10
6 Nov 2009 #1
I just got back from Poland during my half term break. To be more precise I was in Ustrzyki Dolne in Bieszczady.
The weather was about 1 degree on average - this is only October.

The last time I was in Ustrzyki in February was ages ago, my mum was still dressing me back then. I plan to go back in Feb 2010.

What should I wear?
I mean what type of jacket etc.....
and shoes, considering my tennis pumps didn't go down well with my grandparents, and my winter boots just about cut it.
;)
wildrover 98 | 4,451
6 Nov 2009 #2
Hi Anni , welcome to the forum...I am a guy , and a biker , so i know zero about fashion , but having served a few years in the army , i know how to stay warm...The answer to keepng warm is layers , rather than wearing your normal clothes , and then putting a heavy jacket on the top , go for layers of clothing , wool is always good for keeping body heat close to your body...As for boots , your best bet is to go to your local camping shop and get some walking boots , and warm socks , again wool ones are the best to go for...If its a good camping shop they will have staff that can advise you on what is going to keep you warm...Walking boots will not make much of a fashion statement , but they will cope very well with Polish pavements , and the snow too...You will get decent gloves from the same shop , and don,t forget a hat to keep your head warm...I have a Russian army fur hat which is pretty good , they look kinda cool on a woman too.....No doubt some of the forum ladies will advise you better on how to stay warm...and look good too
Harry
6 Nov 2009 #3
It's more about layers than about individual items (although with that said get a jacket filled with down and make sure it comes down over your bottom).
BevK 11 | 248
6 Nov 2009 #4
Wear everything!!!!!!!!!
frd 7 | 1,399
6 Nov 2009 #5
Wear nothing!!!!!!!

on a more serious note, weather in Poland is really wayward.. it's good to have few types of clothing, it might get really cold but on sunny days you'd definitely need something lighter. As for the boots, some nice sturdy mountain boots would be a good idea. It all probably depends on if you are gonna have long winter strolls, or go out only when you need to..
OP Anni 1 | 10
7 Nov 2009 #6
I'm only partially concerned with fashion when it comes to staying warm (:
I was thinking I'd invest in a decent coat, then stick with what I have, and as you said wildrover, layer.

I was wondering if I could get away with normal boots, the typical ones the ladies wear in Poland. Although I have no idea how they'd fair in the snow.

I have a pair of fur lined "snow" boots, but they are quite pathetic as I don't think UK manufacturers could produce a decent pair of snow boots.

And just a normal pair of leather knee high boots.

And in regards to trousers, are jeans ok in the snow?!
- I have no idea and I know it sounds stupid.

Thank You (:
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
7 Nov 2009 #7
I was wondering if I could get away with normal boots, the typical ones the ladies wear in Poland.

the fashion now is for a lower heel. so you should be ok

And in regards to trousers, are jeans ok in the snow?!

most women wear jeans in winter. the extra layer would be tights/pantyhose

the way to keep warm in winter... is to keep moving

keep an eye on the long range weather forecast and buy clothes accordingly.

if the weather is really bad you won't be going out, will you ?
wildrover 98 | 4,451
7 Nov 2009 #8
I was wondering if I could get away with normal boots,

That depends on what your plans are in Poland,,,if you are just going to pop out now and then to the shops , or to a local bar , they will probably be fine , but if you are going out in the snow on a regular basis , or walking in the countryside , you need some proper boots...As for jeans , Denim is not a good material for keeping warm...
OP Anni 1 | 10
10 Nov 2009 #9
Thanks very much Wroclaw :)
ZIMMY 6 | 1,601
10 Nov 2009 #11
A wool bikini.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
11 Nov 2009 #12
What should I wear in winter in Poland?

A 4 x 4 with a good heater....
Arien 3 | 721
11 Nov 2009 #13
A woolen skirt?

;)
RubasznyRumcajs 5 | 469
11 Nov 2009 #14
use layer system:
1. t-shirt: avoid cotton as long as you can! use 'thermoactive' t-shirts (i suggest: coolmax)- it wont warm you, but it will absorb sweat of your body

2. midlayer- use thin fleece (substance /? pol. gramatura/) of 100 or less- it will absorb sweat transported by tshirt
3. than thick fleece- like 200 or 300- it will warm your body
4. in case of heavy snowing/rain/windy weather- jacket

in case of socks- in cold weather i'd also recommend double layer: coolmax (thin, wont warm you) than woolen one (i recommend merino wool, it can be used also in tshirts or middlayer)
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893
11 Nov 2009 #15
I dont think she's going snow boarding.

My advice, get a pair of timberlands for the day time, jeans are just fine, as suggested layers are the way forward, but in all honesty a good coat, scarf and hat will keep you warm. Going out never sacrafice your heels at any cost! Aldos have some great boots in at the moment :D
RubasznyRumcajs 5 | 469
11 Nov 2009 #16
ah, fcuk the coat; there is nothing better than good fleece :)
OP Anni 1 | 10
11 Nov 2009 #17
A wool bikini.

A woolen skirt?

I can't wear wool. :)

Going out never sacrafice your heels at any cost!

lol love this.

I was considering the snowboarding option actually after an offer from a friend :)
polishcanuck 7 | 462
11 Nov 2009 #18
And in regards to trousers, are jeans ok in the snow?!

Seriously, where do you think poland is? At one of the polar ice caps?
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499
11 Nov 2009 #19
So the answer seems to be - Timberland Boots, Jeans and a thick check shirt.

Wearing a KD Lang T shirt is an optional extra.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
12 Nov 2009 #20
The politically correct term for a dyke is now.....a woman in comfortable shoes...
Dice 15 | 452
12 Nov 2009 #21
Seriously, where do you think poland is? At one of the polar ice caps?

I just checked online, Poland has high day-time temp 45'F. That's freaking cold!
wildrover 98 | 4,451
12 Nov 2009 #22
Seriously, where do you think poland is? At one of the polar ice caps?

North POLE....South POLE....POLE ABEAR ... POLE LAND....coincidence...ha...i think not....!
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893
12 Nov 2009 #23
Timberland Boots, Jeans and a thick check shirt.

Timberlands and jeans is hardly a lesbian look, have a look at the ladies range of timmies! Bootcut low rise jeans are hardly butch looking either!

lol love this.

:D Heels are like icepicks :D therefore actually safer in the evening when the snow has hardened and icy ;0)
Honest George 1 | 105
12 Nov 2009 #24
Wear a smile, it might not help you, but it will certainly make others feel a lot warmer. haha.
OP Anni 1 | 10
13 Nov 2009 #25
Seriously, where do you think poland is? At one of the polar ice caps?

Have you ever spent your winter in Bieszczady before?

The answer might be stay at home with boyfriend.
Marek11111 9 | 816
13 Nov 2009 #26
hell just get drunk and the cold will not matter
OP Anni 1 | 10
14 Nov 2009 #27
That's always an option (:
Olaf 6 | 956
2 Mar 2010 #28
Merino wool is the best for really cold conditions. And real sweaters, not cotton, but woolen (mix with nylon, viscose or other also). Polartec fibre also good but not elegant.
pawian 161 | 9,971
26 Aug 2019 #29
What should I wear?

10 - 20 years ago, when I was very slim, I had to put on really warm clothes to survive winters which could be quite severe.

Today, with some fat protective layer on me, and mild winters in Poland for a few years, I wear the same clothes in autumn and winter. I put my old snow boots in the corner of the wardrobe and don`t remember when I used them last time.





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