Dress for Com­fort

Backpacker - - The Mountain Issue -

Moun­tains make their own weather.

Layer for ef­fi­ciency. On cold, windy days, hike in your shell and put your puffy on over the top at rest breaks.

Pre­vent chills. Stop and put on a layer be­fore reach­ing a windy ridge. Add lay­ers for the de­scent.

Stay dry on the in­side. Be­fore you start hik­ing, de­layer un­til you’re com­fort­ably cool. Mod­er­ate your pace so you don’t over­heat un­der a shell.

Don’t let rain sneak in. Wear gaiters. Snug your hood. Cinch cuffs and make sure no base­layer sleeves are ex­posed.

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