** Merry Christmas All **
This is a continuation of Nick Horner's original thread by the same name.
My own extreme cold weather gear has changed in the ensuing years since Nick first posted in 2015. Maybe some of yours has too
PARKA-> Eddie Bauer PEak XV -30 F. down parka (Great deal on the annual sale.)
SLEEPING BAG-> LL Bean -20 F, down bag (Best designed winer bag I've ever seen.)
MATTRESS-> REI FLASH All Season insulated mattress (R 5.3) Perhaps I'd also need my Ridgerest foam mat under it at say, -30 F.
HAT-> Duluth Trading rabbit fur lined ear& neck flaps on nylon billed hat (Looks dorky with the ear flaps up but very nicely warm in bad weather.)
PANTS-> Duluth Trading fleece lined nylon cargo pants (Best pants I've found for temps to 0 F. with a medium to heavy base layer.)
PANTS-> North Face GTX ski pants with side thigh venting and interior snow cuffs (Worn over pants insulated with Thermolite Micro.)
BOOTS-> Sorel felt pacs or Scarpa T3 Telemark boots if I'm skiing (Liners go inside my sleeping bag at night) 3 mm neoprene divers socks as a VBL always worn W/thin poly liner socks. No other socks worn or needed.
MITTENS/GLOVES-> GTX shells, Dachstein boiled wool mitten liners or double layer fleece mitten liners, various weights of fleece & pile glove liners
The best two sale deals were the LL Bean -20 F. bag and the Eddie Bauer -30 F. expedition parka. Both are top notch quality and design. I can use the parka when skiing B/C the hood is helmet compatible. My only modto the parka was to stuff the inside zipper baffle with down.