Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Winter Hiking - Layering Your Clothing has a fine article about layering your winter clothing.  This is post is a follow-up to "Base Layer Clothing Selections."

Many winter hikers use a four layer clothing system:
  1. A base layer, consisting of a synthetic wicking long sleeved shirt and long underwear.
  2. A fleece sweater as an insulating midlayer.
  3. A hard shell jacket and pants as a wind-proof/waterproof layer.
  4. A puffy down or synthetic jacket and pants for even more warmth.

During the day when you are active, you’ll most likely be wearing layers 1-3, in addition to gloves and one or more hats, although during periods of high exertion you may take off layers 3 and 2 to vent as much extra heat as possible in order to avoid sweating.

To read the rest of Section Hiker's post go here.

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