Q:How does a racer dress to prepare against such extreme temperatures?
A:Well, we have to toot our own horn here. A good percentage of racers rely on Klim’s technical riding gear. It is this kind of extreme use that our layering system (base layers, mid layers and Gore-Tex outer layers) was built for. The human body really produces a tremendous amount of heat especially during high activity levels. Iron Dog riders worry about getting to hot as much as getting to cold. Having pit zips and back vents and being able to remove layers make the Klim Layering system superior to any insulated parka and bib. Riders also wear Tec-Vests as well as kidney belts and other protective gear, and as mentioned before some sort of a hydration system. It seems each racer has their own little tweak in the way they layer or prepare that will make the winning difference.