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How to dress for a cold weather Super Bowl

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Before we let North Face cold weather guru Bill Marshall tell us how to dress to watch a stormy cold-weather Super Bowl in person we first asked a doctor what might happen should we ignore Bill's advice.

"The lungs actually get dried out, so if you're an asthmatic you may start getting an asthmatic attack," Dr. Steven Garner, of New York Methodist Hospital, said. The nose gets very dry which could precipitate nose bleeds. When they get hypothermic just losing one or two degrees don't realize realize they're hypothermic and they tend to act irrationally. They'll take their clothes off."

So, you see, we should listen to our friend Bill. Four hours, butt on a plastic seat, feet on cold pavement. How do we start to prepare?

"These are wool ski socks, which are going to keep you really warm and dry," Marshall said. "I've got of insulated boots on, which grip the ice and snow really well, but they'd be great if you're just sitting at a football game."

Checklist:

  • Long underwear tops and bottoms
  • Jeans
  • Fleece
  • Down or synthetic insulation layer
  • Some sort of waterproof windproof shell

"Fleece gloves, which are windproof and you can also use your phone," Marshall said.

Notice that Bill chose not to display eight beers in those smartphone-friendly-gloved hands.

"Alcohol in itself we said is a diaphoretic and they can make you urinate all the time and dehydrate you which will make you more susceptible to the cold," Dr. Garner said.

And if you are lucky enough to own a ticket and then forget something or your body circulates poorly the NFL has got your back. All 80,000 attendees receive a care package containing ear warmers, hand warmers, cushion and a baggy of other cold weather goodies.

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