Malaysians love to relax and enjoy different experiences. For Malaysians who never experienced snow or winter season, a winter vacation is always an option for an unforgettable experience. But travelling during winter in a foreign country can be difficult if you do not wear suitable clothes, and it can also be difficult to know if the coats we buy for winter are really warm enough for the winter, especially if you never experience the cold. As most of the winter coats available in our country are usually expensive, it is better for us to purchase one from abroad. Here is the list of 10 items you need for your winter vacation:
1. Wool socks
Wool socks are not common in hot countries in Malaysia because we do not need it, but it is essential if you are planning to visit a country during the winter season. Keeping your feet warm is will ensure good blood circulation and prevent leg cramps especially when the weather is too cold. These wool socks that come in 5 pairs are perfect to keep your feet and toes warm. The material of the socks is also soft and comfortable to wear; and it absorbs moisture well, keeping your feet free from odor. Wool socks are ideal for autumn and winter season, and it is an absolutely must-buy-item for the winter vacation.
If you are travelling with a toddler, we highly recommend this pair of Warrior Alpaca Socks with non-skid grippers. These socks are created from baby alpaca wool with just the right amount of acrylic and nylon to keep your toddler’s feet warm without overheating them. The socks ensure your little one’s feet is neither too hot or too cold, and the soft band will keep the socks in place. Most important of all, the socks are completely free of sheep’s wool and are naturally hypoallergenic with no chemicals added.
2. Thermal Innerwear
One should never forget to purchase a thermal innerwear as it is one of the most essential clothing for winter. Thermal wear is made to be soft, warm, comfortable and great to wear as an extra layer of warmth under your clothes. This Long Johns set for men and women are made from ultra-soft polyester and spandex, which allows a four-way stretch to provide a comfortable fit. This ultra-soft thermal set is lightly fleeced to add warmth and thermal insulation, so be sure to check it out!
3. Winter coats
When it comes to keeping warm, it’s all about layering up. This lapel fleece jacket is a great piece to go with your fashion. The faux fur material keeps you warm and lets you stay fashionable, making it a great coat for everyday wear in autumn and winter. This casual women’s coat comes with a versatile brown and black. So be sure to make the purchase you need to stay warm and chic.
For men, you can get a casual khaki winter jacket with fleece. The fleece in the coat will keep you warm and the features of this jacket include a stand-up collar, two chest pockets, hand pockets, sleeve pocket as well as interior pocket for your wallet or valuables.
Sweaters or jumpers are always great for autumn and winter. They are meant to be comfortable keep you warm. Sweater usually goes well with anything so you can get creative with your fashion, you can wear it with a long skirt or pair it with some jeans. Pink adds a feminine touch to the look, so you can stay fashionable and comfortable throughout winter.
Superdry is selling a comfortable casual jumper for men that are made of cotton and polyester and comes with two front pouch pocket. You can layer this jumper and transform it into a smart-casual look that it is comfortable to wear during autumn and winter vacation.
5. Perfect winter knitted set
This set comes with thermal beanie hat, neck warmer and touchscreen gloves. These three is what you need to keep yourself away from cold. The beanie is needed to keep your head warm; the neck warmer protects the throat and nose to prevent dryness. All three items have thick fleece lining that will keep you warm and comfortable. Besides that, the gloves have touch screen grip to give you the convenience of using your smartphone or any touch screen device without removing your gloves! This set is essential to your winter packing list, and the best thing is, it is also great gift for someone who loves travelling to cold countries.
6. Winter scarf
If you are looking to add some colors to your winter attire, try out this large winter scarf that could brighten up your attire. The scarf is made of yarn and cotton, so it is soft, warm and comfortable for the winter season.
7. Winter boots
Wearing winter boots is a must if you are planning to have fun in the snow. These light and versatile Croc Winter Puff Boots will keep your feet warm and dry. The inner material is made of textile and has puffy insulated nylon with a snug texture lining to seal in the warmth. Making it perfect for the autumn-winter season. The outer material is synthetic, and like any other shoes from Crocs, it is easy to wear. Be sure to grab them before they run out!
Another notable brand that makes great winter boots is UGG. These UGG boots for men comes with UGG pure wool insole. The design is inspired by the original flight jacket, and it is an iteration of the classic mini features rugged twin-face sheepskin with a bomber finish. If you’re looking for good quality and fashionable boots, this pair of UGGs is great to provide you warmth throughout your winter vacation.
8. Hand and toe warmers
Besides wearing scarfs and gloves, there are other ways to keep yourself warm during the winter. These disposable single-use hand and toe warmers are easy to use and provide the warmth needed for winter. All you need to do is remove the package and shake to activate the heat. The hand and toe warmers take about 15-30 minutes to warm up, and you can place them in in your pockets, between your layers of clothes or in your shoes, and you will be good to stay warm the entire day. If the heat decreases, just expose them to the cold air and give a shake, and they will be warm again. Just be careful not to apply it directly on your skin.
9. Ear muffs
Never underestimate ear muffs! This one size fits most ear muffs will keep your ears warm in the cold winter. It has an adjustable headband to fit your ears well, and the soft and fluffy material will make you feel warm and cozy.
10. Rich texture lotion
Winters are usually dry and windy, and it can cause your skin to itch from the dryness. So you need to buy lotions that contain thick formula to leave your skin smooth, supple and moist. The Palmer’s cocoa butter formula has a velvety soft formula that creates a protective layer to lock the moisture of your skin. This lotion is also recommended by dermatologist.
That concludes our list of affordable items you need to get for your winter vacation, we hope that you will plan your trip well and have a good time in the cold!
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