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Commuting in the Cold


Montreal winters can be brutal. At times we ask ourselves: “why the hell do we even live here”? No seriously. Why have we chosen to reside in a place where -35 degrees celsius is just your average day in the month of January. Calgarians, New Yorkers, and North Dakotans experience similar weather conditions making #WinterBlues a harsh reality known by too many. So what to do? There’s always the option of fleeing the cold and escaping to a warm, sun-filled spot like Florida or Mexico -- but come on, are you 85 years old? If you’re brave enough to battle the frigid weather you’ll need some wool socks, waterproof boots and a down jacket to keep you dry and warm. 

For the everyday commuter, harsh winters can be the cherry on top of a really bad day. Think about it -- a combination of giant snowflakes or even worse, sharp ice pellets, hitting your face and slush getting splattered on your pants as you struggle to make it to work on time. For winter commuters, the struggle is all too real. Here are some tips on how to conquer commuting on those subzero days.

Driving directives. Save some time and stress, and follow the tricks below for a smooth ride to work!

  • Drive a bit slower than you normally would, keeping a slight extra distance behind the car in front of you.
  • It’s good to know where you’re making your turn in advance so that you can change lanes without any issues, giving yourself those couple of extra seconds to maneuver.
  • Make sure that your gas tank is always at least half full. Cold temperatures drastically decrease the fuel in your car during your drives.
  • Not only gas, but window washer fluid as well! At a faster speed, our front and back windshields constantly get sprayed with dirty snow, especially when you’re stuck behind a big truck. Make sure that you always have enough already filled, plus an extra jug in your trunk.
  • Always have a brush/scraper in your car. You may need to brush off some powdery snow or scrape off your icy windows before you can finally see again. An extra tip is to keep a shovel in your car; you never know when a snow removal truck is going to trap your car into a snowbank. 
  • For more winter driving tips, check out AAA’s recommendations for both short and long journeys. 

Dressing bold for the distressing cold. For those using public transportation and/or walking to their destination, dressing to impress should no longer be a priority; you need to dress for warmth!

  • Layers on layers on layers -- the most important fashion statement for cold climates. Whether your wardrobe includes nylon, fleece or wool, there’s a spot in layered outfits for each type of material.
  • The insulation of your winter boots is crucial. Without a proper synthetic lining, your toes will become numb in a hot minute. Of course, fleece or wool socks worn within these boots are a huge help as well.
  • For many outdoor activities, and for commuting especially, air-activated hand and foot warmers can keep your palms and soles hot for up to 5 hours! Never leave the house without them and you’ll be sure to keep warm (well… as warm as can be in the -15 degree weather).
  • On this long, cold walk, be sure to steer clear of giant puddles; no one likes getting into work filled with slush. Keeping clean is another great way to keep warm. 

Dressing bold for the distressing cold. For those using public transportation and/or walking to their destination, dressing to impress should no longer be a priority; you need to dress for warmth!

  • Layers on layers on layers -- the most important fashion statement for cold climates. Whether your wardrobe includes nylon, fleece or wool, there’s a spot in layered outfits for each type of material.
  • The insulation of your winter boots is crucial. Without a proper synthetic lining, your toes will become numb in a hot minute. Of course, fleece or wool socks worn within these boots are a huge help as well.
  • For many outdoor activities, and for commuting especially, air-activated hand and foot warmers can keep your palms and soles hot for up to 5 hours! Never leave the house without them and you’ll be sure to keep warm (well… as warm as can be in the -15 degree weather).
  • On this long, cold walk, be sure to steer clear of giant puddles; no one likes getting into work filled with slush. Keeping clean is another great way to keep warm. 

On your next commute to school, work or just a weekend errand-run, don’t forget these tips and tricks to stay safe and warm! Add a skip to your slushy step and bring along some #MusicMotivation to help get you through the cold. For the ultimate commuter playlist, head to Spotify and enjoy Revolsmusic’s Commute Escape Jams!

Stay warm out there! 


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