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Hire clothing for Antarctica in Ushuaia

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Hire clothing for Antarctica in Ushuaia

Hi,

We are sailing to Antarctica in early Jan 2011 on a cruise ship which does not supply parkas. We will be travelling through hot countries before the cruise and do not want to carry a heavy parka and waterproof pants etc. with us. We don’t have any use for this type of clothing at home so do not want to buy it.

We arrive in Ushuaia on New Years day when I assume the shops will be shut? We sail the next day so that would leave us with only one morning to try and hire clothing (if it is available). We would like to organise our clothing hire in advance before we get to Ushuaia.

I have found one only website called “Antarctic Equipment” www.antarcticequipment.com.ar/equipment.htm that hires clothing but it has very little information available so it is difficult to judge the quality. Can anyone recommend “Antarctic Equipment” ?

Are there other shops in Ushuaia which hire clothing? Will the shops be open on New Years day in Ushuaia? A lot of questions I know but any help gratefully received.

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1. Re: Hire clothing for Antarctica in Ushuaia

As for Parkas, layer up. You do want a weather proof outer layer. You will likely have snow or some type of precip daily. The weather changes every 10 minutes and who wants to be wet in 35 degree temp? As for pants, if you are NEVER going on shore, or in a small zodiac, your call. But when you are within a few feet of the water, take them You land in part water (no docks to get off on in Antarctica) and in tiny zodiacs are susceptible to splashing waves/water. The weatherproof pants are very thin. And if you go on land, expect to have penguin poop on your shoes and pants. Part of the reason for the parka and pants is to protect your under clothes from the poop! Do take a turtle neck and layer up. The

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2. Re: Hire clothing for Antarctica in Ushuaia

Hola espero tomar bien tu inquietud ,estarias en Ushuaia ,Y NECESITAS ROPA DE ABRIGO EXTREMO.

En USHUAIA tenes uno muy completo El Galpon de don EMILIO.

visita su pagina ,y ves todo lo que ofrece.

esta en el centro mismo ,en el Paseo de los Pajaros, 9 de julio y San Martin.

SALUDOS.

Edited: 07 March 2011, 02:27
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3. Re: Hire clothing for Antarctica in Ushuaia

Thank you. I cannot find Emilio's website. Do you have any more details please?

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insisti por su pagina ,ellos estan en CALAFATE , lejos de Ushuaia ,pero pueden tener una sucursal o conectarte con gente conocida d e ellos ,que son muy completos, y tambien se podra comprar por catalogo.

El centro de Ushuaia tiene gran cantidad de negocios para ese tipo de ropa igualmente.

Te mando por privado mail d egente en USHUAIA QUE CREO TE PODRA AYUDAR.

CARIÑOS.

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5. Re: Hire clothing for Antarctica in Ushuaia

Hola MUN.

te doy algunas direcciones de lugares de ropa que averigue.

Poper Store. San Martin 740 (2901) 430815

Extrema Patagonia San Martin 858 (2901)433311

Campamento Base San Martin 818 -----

No encontre mail de estos lugares,todavia,voy a insistir y si consigo algo mas te digo.

Comunicate con MARTIN al mail:

Info@hotelelviejolobodemar.com ,yo me comunique y te va a ayudar seguro-

SALUDOS .

Edited: 07 March 2011, 18:56
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6. Re: Hire clothing for Antarctica in Ushuaia

Thank you.

Do you think shops will be open on New Years Day in Uhsuaia?

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7. Re: Hire clothing for Antarctica in Ushuaia

PERDON RECIEN LO VEO HOY, me comunique con MARTIN al hotel y me mando eso que te copie.

comunicate con ellos via mail.y te diran todo LO QUE NECESITES,te repito son muy amables todos .

yo vivo lejos no s e si a bren para las fiestas pero supongo que siendo un lugar turistico ,lo haran.

cariños !!!!

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