Hi, I’m going to be at University in Quebec City during the winter months and I have some questions about suitable clothing.
1. Coat: Is the important criteria warmth, or does the type/style of coat matter too? Are there suggestions about hoods? So if I bought at 800 goose down coat such as this (patagonia.com/product/…)
and wore it with a beanie/tuque, would I be ok?
Would 600 goose down be sufficient too? and should it be thigh length?
2. Boots: Am I correct in saying they must be waterproof and fur lined because of deep snow? Also they need to have good tread. Are waterproof hiking boots what I should be searching for? Timberlands aren’t appropriate. Would I be wearing these shoes everyday? Is Sorel the best brand to go for?
3. Layering: Would I be able to stay warm if I wore wicking tshirts, any sweatshirt/hoodie and then a warm coat from above? In my lecture rooms it would be fairly warm so this would be mainly to walk outside. But would I need another layer if I were to walk around the city for a day?
I plan to wear warm thermal tights/long johns under my trousers but are waterproof trousers necessary?