Tour Kit List
To make the most of your dog sledding tour, good clothing is absolutely essential. Luckily, we’re here to share with you our tour kit list based on a decade of experience in the sub-arctic, which will tell you exactly what to wear on your tour.
The key to staying warm is layering. Polyester items will do, but you honestly can’t beat wool. Please do not wear cotton or jeans.
What to wear on your dog sledding tour
– Base layer – long thermal underwear to soak up sweat while keeping you warm
– Mid layer – your insulating layer which will retain your body heat
– Outer layer – your shell which will shield you from wind and snow
– Woollen socks, hat and neck warmer
– Insulated gloves
– Good quality insulated boots made out of waterproof materials
– Goggles or sunglasses
So for example: thermals top and bottom, thick woollen socks, a woollen jumper, mid weight insulating trousers, an insulating jacket, waterproof and breathable jacket and trousers, a hat, gloves and a scarf.
Children and older people
Children and older people tend to get cold because they sit still on the sled. We suggest you bring extra layers such as woollen blankets for them. You can also purchase hand and foot warmers from us. Finally, we recommend that very young children wear a ski helmet.
Equipment to hire
It is possible to hire certain equipment and clothing from us. We will recommend you to hire from us if we deem your clothing to be unsuitable. Our aim is to provide you with a high quality tour, thus leaving you with a positive experience.
We advise you to take out your own personal insurance which should include a cancellation policy, in case the weather does cause a problem. Subsequently, if you wear expensive clothing or bring expensive equipment, we advise you to take out a policy which will cover any accidental damage or loss.
You can find more helpful information in this video. Please contact us if you have any questions.