It's pretty obvious but a thick, padded, warm coat is absolutely crucial. I have a Parka with a hood that I usually wear up.
I have quite a few beanie hats, and the one pictured above has a thermal lining.
You have to keep your neck warm, obvs.
I have various gloves and I particularly like leather if it's raining as they don't get soaked. Thin thermal gloves underneath leather is also a must.
Thick, fluffy, preferably thermal socks - my feet get so icy cold.
I thought I'd look like a little old woman with a blanket but it's seriously worth it to keep the chill away. I also plan on investing in a wheelchair cosy, which is pretty much a sleeping bag for your wheelchair with a fleece lining - it'll be perfect for winter.
- Heat pads/hot water bottle
I swear by Cura-Heat, they stick over clothing and stay hot for eight hours
This multi-functional headwear is lightweight and breathable. It can be worn in a variety of ways, cap, mask, scarf, neckerchief, to name a few. I like wearing it as another scarf underneath my conventional scarf, and if I get too cold, will pull it up over my mouth to keep my face warm.
Wearing double layers is highly recommended.
Do you have any wheelchair essentials that I have missed off my list?
* Disclaimer: I was sent the * item free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I received no payment for this post and all opinions are 100% my own.