Thanks!!I agree about the socks and chose accordingly, I have the same issue with gloves...I buy liners a larger size and layer if necessary, maybe putting a mitten over them...For me, snug = worthless. I'm afraid I just have really cold extremities. My hands and feet stay cold even when I'm inside. I'm the one at work with a heater under my desk and my office door shut to keep the heat in. Which is why this test was important.
I guess I'm new enough to the forum that I didn't realize about the complaints, simply posted for advise, then reported back; no intention of offending or stirring the pot. I just don't go out without trying gear at home first, to do so IMO, at least for me, is to court disaster, and just plain foolish, as I said, for me.
Also, as a newbie, reading others reports has helped me to gauge at least somewhat my own direction.
He who would travel happily must travel light.
Antoine de St. Exupery