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Thread: Layering for Tours
08-04-2012, 04:15 PM #126
Who was bored and resurrected this thread?
But why in hell didn't ANYBODY mention seasons....temperature??? Mid-winter touring? Spring? Summer? and WHERE? Spring touring in Ak is like mid-winter touring in a lot of other places....or it could be raining like fuck. Changes things big time.
XXX-er...your dad gave you some damn fine advice!!! Good one!
I sweat a LOT. All 4 seasons if working hard. So layering and wicking is super important to me.
+++ on the merino wool base-layer. That stuff is worth the $$$. Also, +++ on the Pataguchi capilene...that stuff lasts for decades...literally I've got one set from 1989 that is STILL going strong but getting a tad threadbare. I also have various weights of Doufold...well-made stuff as well.
Here's my go-to layering combo for touring lately:
Base layer = Helly Hansen Lifa lightweight tops and bottoms
2nd layer = My one piece patagonia Ice Nine trilaminate climbing suit. A highly compressible light down liner is rolled up in my pack for nights and storms and cold.
When hot during early afternoon uphills, I'll simply shed the top of climbing suit, and fold the arms around waist and pack back on....I'll also undo the full-length leg zips as needed. This combo works great!! The lightweight lifa wicks decently....though I haven't found ANYTHING that wicks like they advertise.
If it's just one descent...I'll change out the base layer top for a dry one when I get to top. Same with socks, if need be.
I'd really be interested to try this Norwegian Aclima system...spun wool netting?
Onward....care to do a review on that Aclima stuff??
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08-05-2012, 12:01 AM #127