Some people have trouble figuring out what to wear in the morning.
This problem can be magnified if you’re, say, going on a multi-day dogsledding expedition. Luckily, dogsledder Alexandra Kalita has put together a pack list and a “what to wear” guide for those making a big canine-powered trek. To learn more about her experience on the Fjällräven Polar, check out her blog or read our Misadventures interview with this unlikely dogsledder.
COMPLETE PACK LIST
Hestra Army Leather Extreme Mittens (*closest match. ours were special edition for polar.)
Fjällräven Windstopper Beanie (*no longer available online)
HANWAG Abisko GTX (*HANWAGs’ winter collection 14/15 will be available online from fall 2014 onwards) and HANWAG Felt Gaiters (*HANWAGs’ winter collection 14/15 will be available online from fall 2014 onwards)
Food and Drink
Plywood board for cooking/chopping/fire starting
Collapsible Aluminum Camp Shovel
Knife and Fire Steel
WHAT I WORE WHEN
always/to sleep (in forest):
lightwool hipster short + lightwool sports bra. woolnet top + woolnet pants. warmwool overall + lightwool liner socks + field glove wool liner.
to sleep (in tundra):
above + lightwool crewneck + hunting socks
to make camp/to dogsled in hilly or protected terrain (high physical exertion):
above + tur fleece hoodie + eco-tour shell + eco-tour trousers + abisko web belt + field gloves + neck gaiter + fleece beanie + warmwool socks + boots/felt liners.
to cook/rest in camp (low physical exertion):
above + polar parka + tur heater
to dogsled on flat, open terrain (low physical exertion):
above + hestra mittens + balaclava.
Alex Kalita launched Common Bond Design in May 2013, with the goal of offering flexible design services to clients within a wide range of project scope and budget. Her pragmatic approach to the design process is influenced by her professional background in the financial regulatory industry, where she worked in a dual operations/marketing role. Through evening courses in interior design at Parsons and instructional classes in woodworking and upholstery, Alex honed her contemporary aesthetic and built a practical skill set. An outdoors enthusiast but had no previous dog sledding experience, she was one of twenty lucky people from around the world chosen by Swedish outdoor clothing and equipment supplier Fjällräven to participate in their annual dog sled adventure, the Fjällräven Polar.