Mount Washington Observatory
Perched atop the tallest peak in the Northeast at the convergence of three storm systems, the Mount Washington Observatory has maintained a 24/7 watch of the most extreme weather conditions on the planet since 1932. The observers who venture out in these conditions every hour on the hour, every day of the year do so in EMS brand base layers, midlayers and outerwear. If our gear works for them, we're absolutely sure it will work for you
In winds gusting to 100 mph, minimize heat loss with a windproof, breathable shell over a moisture-wicking base layer and insulating midlayer.
In snow nearly 4 ft. deep, shield your legs in waterproof, breathable pants with internal gaiters. Wear these over mid- or heavyweight base layers for optimal warmth and flexibility.
When the thermometer hovers around zero, stay comfortably warm without overheating in layers of EMS hats and gloves. Wear a thin liner glove under an insulated work glove, and a thin balaclava under a Power Stretch hat.
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