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Travelling for business in the cold

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lkennedy

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As I get ready to put away my winter coat for another year (it only gets used for 8 weeks in Sydney) I got to thinking about how I would cope if I needed to travel a lot when it is cold. My winter coat would completely fill my carry on and I wouldn't want to carry it all the time when I'm not wearing it as its quite heavy.

Have anyone found a warm but lightweight coat that is smart enough for business use ?

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I use a Macpac Sabre soft shell in charcoal grey which is light, warm, and smart enough to look good with a pair of dress pants and a business shirt - with the added benefit that it is also waterproof (to a point). It's reasonably priced when on sale.

I'd post a link but don't have enough posts yet!
 

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As I get ready to put away my winter coat for another year (it only gets used for 8 weeks in Sydney) I got to thinking about how I would cope if I needed to travel a lot when it is cold. My winter coat would completely fill my carry on and I wouldn't want to carry it all the time when I'm not wearing it as its quite heavy.

Have anyone found a warm but lightweight coat that is smart enough for business use ?

Cheers.
Not sure what kind of "cold" you are referring to, but I think most people who come from cold countries would say that there is no such thing as "winter" in Sydney! :p
I would say from -10 to 5 Celsius a leather jacket is more than enough. If you go to places like Edmonton (around -30 Celsius) I would recommend something like this: Kanuk
 

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Layers. Get some long sleeve thermal shirts (Kathmandu often has a buy 2, get 3 deal) and a thinner/less bulky jacket for travel from Kathmandu/Mount Design/REI ect.

I even bought thermal tights for hubby to wear under his jeans/pants for colder travel.
 

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Layers. Get some long sleeve thermal shirts (Kathmandu often has a buy 2, get 3 deal) and a thinner/less bulky jacket for travel from Kathmandu/Mount Design/REI ect.

I even bought thermal tights for hubby to wear under his jeans/pants for colder travel.
I thought the OP was referring to business travel, in which case you rarely spend more than 10-20 minutes outside and just need something to keep warm while wearing a suit/casual clothes.
 

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Travelling for business in the cold.

... You mean like -5 degrees C like it was today and I had a meeting uptown Calgary ... or you mean -25 degrees C like I had to go from Calgary to Saskatoon last year?

Lightweight doesn't do it, sorry.

Full length, wool dress coat connotes style, prosperity (for business) and is bloody warm :)
 
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And, make sure it's all in your hand luggage so that you don't fly ORD-CPH on AA in winter for work with very few warm clothes and a 2 day delay to the suitcase catching up to you.

As Billy Connelly once said, "there's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes".
 

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Well for me less that 15c is cold - I have only had to deal with minus temperatures once in a work situation, but that was training,so it was more casual. Doesn't seem like there is much option but to bring a real coat !
 
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