I have horses so I have no choice but to brave the cold. My husband calls me Nanook of the North, the way I dress in the winter. Layers and layers and the best thing I ever got was a one piece jumpsuit & ski face mask. After a few minutes of doing some chores or pedaling I usually feel toasty warm. I love when the dogs get frost on thier whiskers & face fur when we're out there running a trail. Life was good for me with 2 older dogs, something tells me that Lakota, who will be 1 in January, wont be so content hybernating during a big freeze. It could be a long winter for me. My house is too small for any physical activities.