12 Things You’ve Gotta Pack For The Sochi Olympics

With the Olympic Games swiftly approaching, 230 American athletes have been making their way to Sochi. The schedules are set, the torch has made its global round, and the anticipation is at an all-time high. Since the games officially begin on February 6th, fans of winter sports are making their way to Russia this week. Every media report has been focusing on whether it’s safe to be in Sochi, so we do want every traveler to be cautious and be extra careful. But we’re reeling back to basics: what to pack?

Last winter, I traveled to Russia then compiled a list of things that I was stoked to have with me on the road. Key: double up everything and always moisturize!

Whether you’re an athlete, a media reporter covering the games, or a die-hard Shaune White fan, you’re gonna want to know what are the A-Z essentials to throw in your luggages. What I have here is real simple, just an easy list of 12 awesome must-haves you will be thankful for having in the freezing Russian cold.

1. Faux fur hats

Nothing else will keep your head warmer than these furry accessories. Bonus plus, every local will be wearing them too! No other hat wear will make you gel in with the scene better.

Via outfitters.ca

2. Uniqlo feather down jacket

Use this as an extra sweater, not as the only jacket you wear. Use Uniqlo’s famous jackets as an under layer will ensure you to be as toasty as your breakfast.

Via thegearcaster.com

3. North Face down jacket

Can’t go wrong with a classic! Investing in a North Face jacket is better than spending money on travel insurance. It safely insures your Russia trip to be completely cozy and sporty.

Via  solvetheprice.co.uk

4. Cashmere sweaters

These are It items in my suitcase for any winter travel, whether it’s in Europe to Russia. I highly recommend packing tons of cashmere sweaters, in every color!

Via eileenfisherampersand.com

5. Pashminas

The magic of goat neck hair! The stock that I have from India has kept me warm throughout the world. You can find pashminas in most department store. Although pricey, they are absolutely worth every penny.

Via elrincondemoda.com

6. Double up the socks

I’ve learned that wearing one pair of socks simply isn’t enough. According to however many number of days you’ll be traveling, double that number for your suitcase.

Via lucypatterson.com

7. Ugg boots

Yes! You’ll be thankful to have these around, even for guys! The grids on the bottom make walking in the snow do-able, and the interior fur is ideal for walks all day long.

Via  stylehive.com

8. Mittens

Whether you prefer leather or wool, you’ve got to pack at least one pair of mittens. At certain point on the trip, you’ll probably want to wear both: wool inside the leather. Smart idea!

Via  weheartit.com 

9. Chapstick

Your lips are going to be so happy! Without this item, they’re going to suffer from dryness and stay grotesquely chapped. One of my personal favorites is: Burt’s Bees.

Via  chiotsrun.com

10. Body butter, the intense kind

Notice I’m not mentioning body lotion but body butter? For Russia, you’ll need to intensely and aggressively moisturize your entire body. A favorite brand of mine is: Bliss Body Butter. Lather up!


Via  shop.nordstrom.com

11. Facial Sunscreen

Keep those wrinkles away and protect your skin at all times! Sunscreen isn’t just for summertime, it’s crucial to keep applying them during harsh winter as well, especially when you’ll be surrounded by mountains of snow.

Via  pharmacy7days.com

12. Heat packs

These will be your best friends when everyone else’s hands are black and blue. Heat packs are THE essential accessories for your trip. Completely underrated but they’ll be your secret weapon

Via  thinkgeek.com

Tags: , , , , ,

Categories: It List

Stay Connected!

Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s