Packing List Essentials

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Inspiration and tips for what to bring

on your Immersive Training

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When it comes to packing for your Immersive Training, you probably already own a lot of the things that are on the packing list you received. Also you might have some relatives and friends who you can borrow things from, like a good backpack if you don't have one.
 
For the things you are still missing, the items you'd like to update and the stuff you're not sure about we created this overview with packing list items. We gathered some key items from the list, made a personal description about how we use them and provided a link to where you can buy them.

For most of the essentials we share with you our favourite brands, the brands and items that we personally use. Also we did our best to find the best price and quality balance for you. All of the items, the must haves and the nice to haves are hand picked and chosen through experience.

Note that:
* not all packing list items are displayed below.
* the items below are our personal tips and favourites. Any other brand or items you already have that are like it will do too. when in doubt please feel free to contact us.

* As all of you come from different places on this lovely planet, all shopping links might not deliver to your home. 
International webshops that can help out:
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Ingvild

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Daniel

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Foot

Wear

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*Must Have*

Crampons

We advise crampons like these. so not with spikes but with wire as these are better compatible with the activities you'll be doing in the training.

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*Nice to Have*

Snow Boot Gaiters

These are really helpful when walking on snowy terrain. It help's to prevent the snow from falling into your shoes from the top keeping your socks dry.

Hiking Boots

Meindl Men

If you're looking for great hicking shoes we highly recommend Meindl's in A or B class. They mold to the shape of your feet, are fantastically insolated and these also have Goterex which keeps out water. Indeed they require an investment but these high qiality shoes will last many many years.

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Hicking Boots Meindl Women

If you're looking for great hicking shoes we highly recommend Meindl's in A or B class. They mold to the shape of your feet, are fantastically insolated and these also have Goterex which keeps out water. Indeed they require an investment but these high qiality shoes will last many many years.

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*Nice to Have*
Hicking Socks

Unisex

Socks are socks. Yet if you are looking for a warming upgrade for during a long hicke or after a cold swim, a pair of Merino hicking sock will really be the best friend of your feet.

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*Tip*

Aqua Socks

Unisex

When bathing in natural water the surface below is not always smooth. It can be very rocky and bumpy. Aqua socks help you take the sharp edge off and protect the soles of your feet.

We personally hardly ever use them, but many people who joined us on our Immersive training pass this tip along to you saying: "they will make your cold water-life easier"

GEAR

 +Nice to haves

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BackPack 25L

Lowe Alpine

If you're looking for a high quality backpack for day trips and hickes Lowe Alpine is our favourite brand. The backpacks are light weight and completely adjustable to your size and posture.

We carry 35L packs but for you a 25Liter pack will be sufficient. 

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BackPack 35L

Lowe Alpine

This is the back pack we carry ourselves. They are high quality for day trips and hicking. The backpacks are light weight and completely adjustable to your size and posture.

As we said 25L will be sufficient for the training but with this 35L you've got yourself a great back for for a lot of different purposes. We often even use it for weekend trips as our only lugage.

*Nice to Have*

Travel Yoga Mat

Secoroco

Personally I really don't like carrying a big yoga mat around when I travel. That's why this Secoroco Travel yoga mat made of cork is such a great invention as you can fold it and easily make it fit into your luggage. 

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*Nice to Have*

HeadLamp

Any torch will do for the use during our training. Yet if you're looking for a new light this headlamp has some handy features being waterproof, high luminance  and it's rechargeable with USB.

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Sunglasses Unisex

Polaroid

We will be playing outside in nature. When the sun comes out it can be very useful to have a good pair of sunglasses. Especially when there is snow. Snow is very heavy in the eyes with all it's whiteness.

We prefere polarized glasses as they provide superior glare protection.

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Sunglasses Unisex

Polaroid

We will be playing outside in nature. When the sun comes out it can be very useful to have a good pair of sunglasses. Especially when there is snow. Snow is very heavy in the eyes with all it's whiteness.

We prefere polarized glasses as they provide superior glare protection.

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*Tip*

Microfiber Towel

Noting as yucky as needing to dry yourself with a wet towel. That's why we advice you to bring multiple towels. Personally we love using these microfiber towels after cold swimming.

they take very little space in your lugage, are light weight, they absorb way more water then regular towels and they dry really fast.

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*Nice to have*

Fleece Blanket

Blankets are usefull in many ways. During breathing sessions some people can get a bit cold and tuck themselves in with a blanket. During movement work it can be nice to use a blanket to support certain body parts in contact with the floor. Also they can be a great alternative if you don't choose to bring a yoga mat.

Probably you have one or multiple of these laying around your house. otherwise you can get some really affordable ones in the link below.

*tip*

Thermos/ waterbottle

We are big fans of carrying reusable water bottles for many reasons such as staying hydrated and making sure not to throw away plastic all the time.

We both choose to use double wanded stainless steel bottles as they keep cold water cool up to 24 hours and hot drinks warm up to 12 hours. 

When out in a cold environment a warm drink can literally be a life saver.

Daniel carries a 1L bottle, Ingvild preferes to carry a 0,5L bottle

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*Nice to Have*

Ear Plugs

Well, what's there to say? Some people snore.... Some people are sensitive to sound...

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CLothing

Layers

Merino Base Layer

Dilling.com

For those who live in Europe:

One of Ingvilds favourite brand for Merino Wool clothing. The Merino wool feels gentle on the skin and has the great quality of preserving your body temperature while letting your skin breathe. Dilling has several nice colours, has clothing for men and women and is very affordable.

Merino Base Layer

Dilling.com

For those who live in Europe:

One of Ingvilds favourite brand for Merino Wool clothing. The Merino wool feels gentle on the skin and has the great quality of preserving your body temperature while letting your skin breathe. Dilling has several nice colours, has clothing for men and women and is very affordable.

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Merino Base Layer

Icebreaker Women

Icebreaker has very fine quality merino wool shirts. The wool isn't itchy and it really feels like a second skin. Great proporties of merinio wool are that it helps you maintain your body warmth and it doesn't get smell easily.

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Merino Base Layer

Icebreaker Men

Icebreaker has very fine quality merino wool shirts. The wool isn't itchy and it really feels like a second skin. Great proporties of merinio wool are that it helps you maintain your body warmth and it doesn't get smell easily.

3in1 Jacket Women

3 in 1 jackets are such a brilliant invention. You can adjust to the weather and temperature making them a lot more all round then the classical big winter jackets. There are many great brands in different price ranges. Daniel wears The North Face, Ing wears Dutch brand Ayecucho. But for example Decathlon has great and affordable options too.

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3in1 Jacket Men

3 in 1 jackets are such a brilliant invention. You can adjust to the weather and temperature making them a lot more all round then the classical big winter jackets. There are many great brands in different price ranges. Daniel wears The North Face, Ing wears Dutch brand Ayecucho. But for example Decathlon has great and affordable options too.

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2 in1 Mittens

Mittens are highly recommended and preferable over gloves. When you come out of freezing water your fingers will feel very stiff. Mittens like these are easy to slip on and because the fingers are together in one compartment they will warm up more easily.

Multiple use Headwear

Buff

Now this is one brilliant item. We both use it every winter and every training. The buff is a multiple use piece of gear which you can use as a hat, a scarf, a bandana, a face mask and more. I think there is a total of 16 functionalities for it. Daniel mostly uses it as a scarf of a hat.

Great thing about this brand which is called 'Buff', thay make them from (again) merino wool which has such a great interaction with your bodies own temprature.

SKIN
CARE

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Eight Hour Cream

Elizabeth Arden

The cold, the wind, the snow, the rain, the sun, the warmth... they all have an influence on your skin. 

When going out in nature under more extreme circumstances I can highly recommend using Eight Hour Cream.

It doens't have the greatest smell. But your skin will thank you for using it.

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Lip balm

Burt's Bees

When we asked people who joined us their best packing list tip many said:

Take lip balm!

So there you go.

The wind and the cold can be rough on the lips.

This is Ing's favourite brand. She prefers the original with vitamin E & peppermint

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