Included in this section is a range of specialised clothing either for warmth or cooling. This includes battery heated clothing, chemical heat packs, cooling suits as well as clothing designed to keep you warm.
Clothing keeps you warm by allowing air to act as an insulator, by trapping the air against your skin. The air is warmed by your body heat and effectively prevents further heat loss. Therefore, in order to keep warm it is important to wear clothes that effectively trap air against your skin.1,2
Read our advice on dressing for warmth for more information on how to keep warm.
If you would like advice regarding issues with clothing, footwear or dressing, you could try sections of AskSARA. AskSARA is the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)'s free online self assessment tool. AskSARA will ask you questions about yourself and your environment and then offer relevant advice, product suggestions and supplier details.
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