The Long Dark - Complete Clothing Guide

A complete guide to clothing in The Long Dark, including stats.

This complete guide to clothing in The Long Dark will give you all stats for every clothing item in the game at 100 percent condition. This will allow you to see how certain items stack up against others, and decide what builds you want to put together. 

Your clothing in The Long Dark is responsible for protecting you against several things.

  • Air Temp: This is what the air temperature is in whatever location you’re currently in, be it inside or outside.
  • Warmth Bonus: This is a bonus you’re getting from your clothing, and the Cold Fusion badge that you can earn for staying outdoors for 100 days.
  • Wind-chill: This is the wind-chill factor, which should be 0℃ if you’re indoors. If you’re outside and it’s windy, this will impact the temperature you feel.
  • Windproof Bonus: Clothing can also provide protection from the wind. This reading is a direct counter to the wind-chill reading.
  • Feels Like: Tells you what your character feels like. If it’s above 0℃ you are warm enough. If it’s below you will begin to lose warmth until you freeze. 
  • Protection: This is the amount of protection that your clothing offers against predators. Higher ratings and you are more likely to survive struggles.
  • Sprint: If naked, your sprint will be 100 percent. As you add clothing it begins to drop. If you value running this reading is vital to your ability to do that.
The Bearskin Coat in The Long Dark offers great warmth and protection, but is heavy and hinders mobility.
The Bearskin Coat in The Long Dark offers great warmth and protection, but is heavy and hinders mobility.

Below, you will find a table that gives you every clothing item in the game and its values when the item is at 100 percent condition. We’ve separated it the same way it appears on the clothing screen in-game. Please note that all values are in ℃ and kilograms. Additionally, the warmth/weight ratio is calculated using only the warmth bonus and the weight. There is a seperate category for wind/weight.

Torso - Top Layers

Body Part Clothing Item Weight (kg) Warmth Bonus (℃) Warmth/Weight Ratio (℃/kg) Wind Protection (℃) Wind/Weight (℃/kg) Water Protection (%) Predator Protection (%) Mobility Loss (%)
Torso (Top) Bearskin Coat 5.00 6.00 1.20 5.00 1.00 80.00 18.00 20.00
Down Vest 0.50 1.00 2.00 1.00 2.00 10.00 1.00 0.00
Expedition Parka 1.50 4.00 2.66 6.00 4.00 50.00 6.00 5.00
Light Shell 1.00 1.00 1.00 3.00 3.00 30.00 3.00 2.00
Mackinaw Jacket 1.50 2.50 1.66 2.00 1.33 40.00 5.00 3.00
Mariner's Pea Coat 2.00 3.00 1.50 4.00 2.00 75.00 7.00 6.00
Military Coat 2.00 3.00 1.50 3.00 1.50 40.00 8.00 5.00
Old Fashioned Parka 2.00 3.00 1.50 3.00 1.50 20.00 5.00 7.00
Simple Parka 1.25 2.00 1.60 2.00 1.60 30.00 3.00 4.00
Ski Jacket 1.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 30.00 3.00 2.00
Sport Vest 0.50 0.50 1.00 0.50 1.00 5.00 1.00 0.00
Urban Parka 1.00 2.50 2.50 2.00 2.00 10.00 2.00 2.00
Windbreaker 0.50 0.50 1.00 3.00 6.00 50.00 1.00 0.00
Wolfskin Coat 3.00 4.00 1.33 4.00 1.33 60.00 15.00 15.00

Torso - Bottom Layers

Body Part Clothing Item Weight (kg) Warmth Bonus (℃) Warmth/Weight Ratio (℃/kg) Wind Protection (℃) Wind/Weight (℃/kg) Water Protection (%) Predator Protection (%) Mobility Loss (%)
Torso (Bottom) Cowichan Sweater 1.00 2.50 2.50 2.00 2.00 50.00 5.00 2.00
Dress Shirt 0.25 0.50 2.00 1.00 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Fisherman's Sweater 0.50 2.00 4.00 1.50 3.00 40.00 5.00 1.00
Hoodie 0.25 0.50 2.00 0.50 2.00 10.00 2.00 0.00
Plaid Shirt 0.25 0.50 2.00 0.50 2.00 20.00 1.00 0.00
Sweatshirt 0.25 0.50 2.00 1.00 4.00 10.00 2.00 0.00
Thick Wool Sweater 0.50 1.50 3.00 1.00 2.00 30.00 3.00 1.00
Thin Wool Sweater 0.25 1.00 4.00 0.50 2.00 20.00 2.00 0.00
T-Shirt 0.25 0.50 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wool Shirt 0.25 1.00 4.00 0.50 2.00 40.00 2.00 0.00
The Expedition Parka is one of the best clothing items in The Long Dark.
The Expedition Parka is one of the best clothing items in The Long Dark.

Accessories

Body Part Clothing Item Weight (kg) Warmth Bonus (℃) Warmth/Weight Ratio (℃/kg) Wind Protection (℃) Wind/Weight (℃/kg) Water Protection (%) Predator Protection (%) Mobility Loss (%)
Accessories Wool Ear Wrap 0.25 1.00 4.00 0.50 2.00 20.00 1.00 0.00

Head

Body Part Clothing Item Weight (kg) Warmth Bonus (℃) Warmth/Weight Ratio (℃/kg) Wind Protection (℃) Wind/Weight (℃/kg) Water Protection (%) Predator Protection (%) Mobility Loss (%)
Head Baseball Cap 0.10 0.50 5.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Balaclava 0.25 2.00 8.00 1.50 6.00 30.00 3.00 0.00
Cotton Scarf 0.10 0.50 5.00 0.00 0.00 5.00 0.00 0.00
Cotton Toque 0.10 1.00 10.00 0.50 5.00 10.00 1.00 0.00
Fleece Cowl 0.25 1.50 6.00 1.00 4.00 20.00 2.00 0.00
Long Wool Scarf 0.25 1.50 6.00 1.00 4.00 30.00 1.00 0.00
Wool Scarf 0.10 1.00 10.00 0.50 5.00 20.00 1.00 0.00
Wool Toque 0.25 2.00 8.00 1.00 4.00 30.00 2.00 0.00
The Balaclava and Wool Toque is the meta for clothing items on your head in The Long Dark.
The Balaclava and Wool Toque is the meta for clothing items on your head in The Long Dark.

Hands

Body Part Clothing Item Weight (kg) Warmth Bonus (℃) Warmth/Weight Ratio (℃/kg) Wind Protection (℃) Wind/Weight (℃/kg) Water Protection (%) Predator Protection (%) Mobility Loss (%)
Hands Driving Gloves 0.10 0.50 5.00 0.50 5.00 0.00 1.00 0.00
Fleece Mittens 0.10 0.50 5.00 0.50 5.00 5.00 1.00 0.00
Gauntlets 1.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 40.00 6.00 3.00
Ski Gloves 0.50 1.00 2.00 1.00 2.00 30.00 3.00 1.00
Wool Mittens 0.10 1.00 10.00 0.50 5.00 20.00 1.00 0.00
Work Gloves 0.25 1.00 4.00 0.50 2.00 0.00 4.00 2.00
Rabbit Skin Mitts 1.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 50.00 5.00 5.00

Legs - Top

Body Part Clothing Item Weight (kg) Warmth Bonus (℃) Warmth/Weight Ratio (℃/kg) Wind Protection (℃) Wind/Weight (℃/kg) Water Protection (%) Predator Protection (%) Mobility Loss (%)
Legs (Top) Cargo Pants 0.75 1.50 2.00 0.50 0.66 0.00 3.00 1.00
Combat Pants 0.75 2.00 2.66 0.50 0.66 10.00 5.00 1.00
Deerskin Pants 2.00 2.00 1.00 2.00 1.00 60.00 10.00 5.00
Jeans 0.50 1.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 1.00
Snow Pants 1.00 2.50 2.50 2.00 2.00 50.00 5.00 5.00
Work Pants 1.50 1.50 1.00 1.00 0.66 10.00 8.00 3.00

Legs - Bottom

Body Part Clothing Item Weight (kg) Warmth Bonus (℃) Warmth/Weight Ratio (℃/kg) Wind Protection (℃) Wind/Weight (℃/kg) Water Protection (%) Predator Protection (%) Mobility Loss (%)
Legs (Bottom) Thermal Underwear 0.25 1.00 4.00 0.00 0.00 20.00 0.00 0.00
Wool Longjohns 0.50 2.00 4.00 0.00 0.00 35.00 1.00 0.00
Put two pairs of Climbing Socks on your feet in The Long Dark and harvest whatever else you find.
Put two pairs of Climbing Socks on your feet in The Long Dark and harvest whatever else you find.

Feet - Socks

Body Part Clothing Item Weight (kg) Warmth Bonus (℃) Warmth/Weight Ratio (℃/kg) Wind Protection (℃) Wind/Weight (℃/kg) Water Protection (%) Predator Protection (%) Mobility Loss (%)
Feet Climbing Socks 0.25 1.00 4.00 0.50 2.00 25.00 0.00 0.00
Sports Socks 0.10 0.20 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wool Socks 0.25 0.50 2.00 0.00 0.00 20.00 0.00 0.00

Feet - Shoes

Body Part Clothing Item Weight (kg) Warmth Bonus (℃) Warmth/Weight Ratio (℃/kg) Wind Protection (℃) Wind/Weight (℃/kg) Water Protection (%) Predator Protection (%) Mobility Loss (%)
Feet (Shoes) Combat Boots 2.00 1.50 0.75 1.00 0.50 20.00 10.00 7.00
Deerskin Boots 2.00 2.50 1.25 2.00 1.00 50.00 7.00 5.00
Insulated Boots 1.50 3.00 2.00 2.00 1.33 50.00 4.00 12.00
Leather Shoes 0.50 1.00 2.00 0.50 1.00 10.00 2.00 3.00
Mukluks 2.00 2.00 1.00 1.50 0.75 40.00 5.00 3.00
Running Shoes 0.50 1.00 2.00 0.50 1.00 0.00 1.00 0.00
Ski Boots 4.00 3.00 0.75 4.00 1.00 30.00 12.00 20.00
Trail Boots 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 30.00 5.00 3.00
Work Boots 1.50 2.00 1.33 1.00 0.66 5.00 7.00 10.00

Now that you have a list of every clothing item in the game and its stats, you can go about deciding what you should put on your character. If you’d like to continue reading about The Long Dark on Tank War Room, we have several guides that might interest you.

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