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What to wear for a date with a polar bear

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by Vanessa Desorcy

Ah, the north. So beautiful, so fickle. Summer brings bugs and winter brings biting winds but, it’s all worth it when you find yourself walking at eye level with a polar bear, right? Right!

We get a lot of questions about what to bring so we’ve compiled a few key tips for staying comfy during your northern adventure:

Layer up

Repeat after me: layers, layers, layers. No matter what season you visit in, layers will be your best friend. The temperature fluctuates rapidly and often so be prepared by dressing in layers for a variety of conditions. If you’re coming in October or November, we can help you out with winter gear rentals so that you don’t have to haul your own with you.

Lather up

Bug repellant is essential in the summer, particularly in July when the bugs can be the worst. A strong dose of DEET combined with a bug jacket should do the trick to keep you comfortable and bite free.

Lighten up

You don’t need to bring a lot with you. Packing light is essential for your comfort and the comfort of other guests during your flight to the Lodge. Not to mention the fact that if you bring too much, your bag might get bumped so yeaaaaaaaah, there’s that to consider as well. The polar bears don’t care if you wear the same thing two (or three or four) days in a row and neither do we.

That’s the gist of it. If you want more details, here’s a complete list of what we recommend, broken down by month for the Type-A personalities out there!

Happy packing, adventurers!

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