Cold Weather Smoking Gear


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Well winter is officially upon us here in NY and that typically means I wait until March to light one up or have to wait until I have a free weekend to sneak off to a B&M which... in NYC... you can count on one hand.

 

So, I’m curious, would any BOTL be able to have some tips/tricks on what you guys wear to be able to stand the cold for an hour while sitting out? I don’t have a garage so can’t do a heater.

 

Thanks!

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8 minutes ago, Lotusguy said:

Friend of mine on the east coast loves this:

Undertheweatherpods.com

Very interesting. thanks!

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1 minute ago, crking3 said:

I’ve had Nothing but bed luck smoking in cold temperatures ...seems like my smokes don’t want to burn like they’re supposed to in frigid temps ...and I understand .....therefore I’ve really decided I’m not even going to fight it ....just wait for a nice break in the weather ....try to be disciplined and moderate and hopefully this will. Be rewarding ???? Lol


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Where are you from? No cigar lounges nearby?

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What does your outdoor setting look like? lots of things can be done to get a little shelter.

Temps are low right now in Quebec, I can't sit outside for 1-2 hours at night to smoke even with winter gear on. I have a small garage with no heat or insulation, it's cold (water freezes) but not as bad as outside. I have built other setups to shield myself from the cold.

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Can’t help with cold weather gear, but a suggestion would be to check around for a  VFW hall or American Legion hall, or even a moose lodge or some other private club. Sometimes they have an area set up for smoking. You have to be a veteran to join the VFW, but sometimes the American legion groups are a bit more lenient. Annual membership fees are usually pretty modest (double digits) 

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https://www.ororowear.com/

I’ve got one of their heated hoodies and it makes it way more comfortable to sit outside when smoking in the winter! Just wait (if you can) for them to have a sale on again and you might be able to get the gear for half the price. Even though my jumper is useful I would have not wanted to pay $189 for a hoodie!

Leif

 

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My wife got me a patio heater for Christmas and it works great.  However, cold to me is 50-60F.  When it's lower than 50F, I smoke in my truck.  I let it warm up, crank the heater, have the vent blow at the feet only and crack the driver's window a few inches.  The smoke blows straight out and doesn't linger in the compartment.  I usually stream a movie or TV show and play the audio over the bluetooth.  When I'm done, I flick the nub in the flower beds for mulch.  I leave the windows cracked (I have rain guards).  There's no smell  of smoke in the morning.  My local B&M is crap and these options ensure I can smoke in comfort.

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It’s cold where I live about 9 months of the year. Pick yourself up a pair of these babies, insulated Carhartt bibs, they aren’t expensive and paired with some Sorel boots and a down jacket, you’ll actually enjoy smoking when it’s brisk outside. 

 

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I've smoked outside and done live web shows in weather as cold as -20 C. Layers are your friend.

I start with a solid base thermal layer, then put clothing on top of that (pants, long sleeved t-shirt), then a hoodie on top of that. Finally I have snowboard pants, and a wool peacoat that goes on last.

I wear a toque on my head to keep the ears and head warm, and thin gloves underneath insulated gloves.

For feet I wear thermal socks in winter boots.

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I got a Dakota Thermalectric heated jacket and have used it a few times now and like it. On its own in not too cold weather it is fine or if colder to supplement a heater it works well.



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On 1/7/2019 at 5:41 PM, Lotusguy said:

Friend of mine on the east coast loves this:

Undertheweatherpods.com

I can second this notion...been using a xl pod here in the windy hills of the east bay for a number of years now...they also can keep some of the cold out but their main effectiveness is against wind...which can really ruin a cigar. Best 130 bucks you can spend...they are available on amazon prime as well

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I swear by my electric blanket. Heat from a space heater gets carried away by the breeze, but the heat from my electric blanket gets delivered directly to my bones. Get one. You’ll love it. AD7CCA7B-4432-4F6B-B4D0-BFAD6F759386.thumb.jpeg.0540305108a64abce91b67f438cc04b5.jpeg

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