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

Base Layers

Aclima Woolnet Crew Neck

Aclima Woolnet Long Pants

Aclima Lightwool Crew Neck

Aclima Warmwool Overall

Aclima Hotwool Sports Bra

Aclima Lightwool Shorts/Hipster

Middle Layer

Fjällräven Tur Fleece Hoodie – W

 

Outer Layer

Fjällräven Eco-TourJacket – W

Fjällräven Eco-Tour Trousers

 

Reinforcement Layer

Fjällräven Polar Parka

Fjällräven Polar Bib Trousers

Gloves

Hestra Windstopper Active Glove

Hestra Guide Gloves

Hestra Army Leather Extreme Mittens (*closest match. ours were special edition for polar.)

 

Socks

Aclima Wool Liner Socks

Aclima Warmwool Socks

Aclima Wool Hunting Socks

 

Hats/Neck Accessories

Fjällräven Balaclava

Fjällräven Neck Gaiter

Fjällräven Windstopper Beanie (*no longer available online)

Fjällräven Tur Heater

Fjällräven Abisko Web Belt

 

Boots

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)

Backpack

Fjällräven Abisko 75

Fjällräven Rain Cover 60-75

Fjällräven Waterproof Packbag 70L

Fjallraven packs

We lay eyes, for the first time, on the gear Fjällräven has assembled for our adventure. (Photo by Jun-Hee Cho. All rights reserved.)

 

Food and Drink

Primus Oval Drinking Bottle

Primus Thermos

Primus Wide-Mouth Drinking Bottle

Primus Stainless Steel Mug

Primus Meal Set

Primus Lightweight Cutlery Set

Primus Eta Pot 3.0 litres

Primus OmniLite TI

Plywood board for cooking/chopping/fire starting

arctic snow

Electronics

Brunton Pulse1500

Brunton Compass

Brunton Glacier 320 Headlamp

Eye Protection

Snow Goggles

Sunglasses

Shelter/Camp Tools

Fjällräven Akka Endurance 3 Tent

Fjällräven Sleeping Bag -30 Long

Fjällräven Ground Sheet

Fjällräven Windsack

Fjällräven Snow Pegs

Gränsfors Bruk Small Hatchet

Collapsible Aluminum Camp Shovel

Knife and Fire Steel

Fjallraven Polar crew

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.

arctic gear

As the sun begnins to set of Råstu, German Fjällräven Polar participant Melanie Ward unpacks her sled and prepares to make camp. (Photo by Håkan Wike for Fjällräven International. All rights reserved.)

 

to cook/rest in camp (low physical exertion):

above + polar parka + tur heater

staying warm in the arctic

 

to dogsled on flat, open terrain (low physical exertion):

above + hestra mittens + balaclava.

Guest Contributor

Alex_Kalita_CommonBondDesignAlex 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.