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Merino wool (e.g. IceBreaker shirts & long underpants) is very warm compared to its pack size and weight. It combines well with most other outdoor clothing like fleece - and you'll be wearing lots of it. Just to put it into perspective: In winter Irkutsk has an average temperature of around -20°C/0°F. Average. Meaning you need to be prepared for temps ...


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Layers of fleece plus a very wind resistant outer shell. Anything else (Carhartt type clothes, leather, Mongolian reindeer skins...) will be heavy as heck. Full face coverage would be smart, but it looks like you'll have a windshield at least. Since you'll spend time riding in the cold wind, the conditions will be similar to snowmobiling. Try snowmobiling ...



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