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Dressing Warm in the NorthwoodsSubmitted: 01/22/2013
ARBOR VITAE - Even the heartiest Northwoods native might admit that keeping warm in near 40-below wind chills can be tough. You might think you're wearing the right gear.

But that's not always the truth.

Steve Koon owns Coontail Sports in Arbor Vitae.
Earlier today he gave us some tips when suiting up in the Northwood's tundra.

"I like to break it down with people who are going to be doing aerobic activities and people who aren't. An activity like Ice fishing is going to be substantially different from people who are cross country skiing. And then there's' a bunch of activities in between. Where you kind of blend some of the stuff."

Decades ago companies used wool for their heavy-duty gear. But Koon says the 21st century has a modern solution.


"Back in the day, all they had was wool. Now with synthetics, and again they're pulling moisture out of your body and pulling it to the outside. Different companies do it in different ways. But that's essentially the premise behind all of them."

For more information about modern trends in winter gear, you can visit www.coontailsports.com

Story By: Ryan Abney

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