Is there any better season than fall? Changing colors, cooler temperatures, but best of all—football season! The first few games of the season you might be melting in the bleachers. But as the season goes on and the temperature drops, you might be wondering if all your fingers and toes will make it to halftime.
As a football fan, you’ll want to come prepared for the cold. If you’re wondering how to stay warm at a football game, follow the tips and tricks below.
The key to staying warm is having enough layers to keep the cold out. It’s much easier to take off a sweatshirt or gloves if you get too warm. Cheaper too. Buying an extra hoodie or sweatshirt from the fan store can be expensive.
For your first layer, you’ll want a light, short-sleeved t-shirt. On top of that, you’ll want a long-sleeved, thicker shirt. Finish off with a hoodie, sweatshirt, or jacket.
To keep your lower body warm, consider wearing long johns, silk long underwear, or leggings underneath jeans or pants. If you’re going to be in extremely cold weather, don some snow pants. Those will keep the moisture and cold out.
Wear Hats and Gloves
The temperature can easily reach freezing during the fall and winter months depending on where you live. If you’re going to stay warm in the bleachers, you need to keep your fingers, toes, and head warm.
Wearing a hat helps keep your body heat in and your ears warm. Consider purchasing a fur-lined or wool hat for extra warmth.
Don’t spend the entire game trying to warm up your fingers. Wool gloves or mittens will keep your fingers toasty warm. If the temperature is below freezing, layer your gloves as well. You’ll want to wear thinner gloves for your first layer, then a pair of thicker, waterproof gloves. If your hands get too warm, just take off a layer.
Bring a Stadium Seat
Instead of freezing your behind off on the cold bleachers, bring a stadium seat. You’ll also want to cover your stadium seat with a fleece blanket so you’re not sitting directly on the cold plastic or rubber.
Protect Your Feet
If your feet are cold and wet, it doesn’t matter how bundled up the rest of your body is. You’ll be cold and miserable. To keep your feet warm during a football game, you’ll want a thick pair of socks—possibly two. Wool socks are the perfect option.
You’ll also want to wear a pair of waterproof, slip-resistant boots or shoes. This way you won’t soak your feet in rain, snow, or spilled soda, or slip on any ice.
Pack a Blanket
For an extra layer of warmth, bring a blanket. You can easily throw it over your legs or wrap it around your torso to keep the wind chill out. It’s the perfect way to stay warm.
Before you head to the game, make sure you check the weather. If you’re planning on attending the tailgate in the early morning hours, you’ll want to bundle up. You can easily shed those layers as the day goes on and then put them back on in the evening. Consider packing an extra jacket or blanket in the trunk of your car as well.
Wear a Jacket
While this might seem obvious, a jacket is a must-have for those cold winter games. Don’t even consider wearing just a hoodie or sweatshirt—you’ll freeze. You’ll want to wear your warmest parka or down-jacket as these are most suitable for cold, wet weather. If you’ve got a heated jacket, bring that to the game.
Ravean Keeps You Warm
Want to know how to stay warm at outdoor sporting events? Ravean has the answers. Being cold is miserable! It’s hard to enjoy anything—let alone a football game—when you’re freezing. Our heated down-jackets and heated gloves are designed to keep you warm and dry no matter where you are. The best part? Our jackets and gloves have different heating modes so you can easily turn the heat up or down to get as much heat as you want.
Before you head to your next outdoor sporting event, be sure to pick up a Ravean heated jacket or pair of gloves. You’ll be glad you did!