Winter Layering System by Sticks blogPosted by Claire Walters on Dec 8, 2012 in Hammock/Backpacking Tips | 0 comments
Chad from Sticksblog.com recently wrote up a great article about what he uses for a winter layering system.
here’s what Chad had to say about the gear he uses..
When the temperatures drop, it’s all about staying warm. Of course I can overcome the cold weather by simply throwing a coat on, like I would when at home, however, I found that by using a single coat/jacket to keep me warm is not the best idea while out on the trail. In order to account for the changing conditions, along with my level of exertion, I have found that (for me, as well as many others) using a multiple layering system has been a much wiser, and more comfortable, choice. By layering multiple items of clothing, I have more control over the amount of warmth on me and can more easily adapt my layers to match the surrounding environment.
So which layers work? We are all different, hike in different areas and conditions, as well as have different expectations. Not to mention all the different brands and options that are available. Saying this, I have found that the best way to figure out which layers work best is by simply getting them and then using them.
But, where to start? In my opinion, there are 4 basic layers to think about when it comes to layering clothing in cold weather to stay warm.
For me, my blog is a journal, but for others, I hope that it is an interactive learning tool to aid them in their own progression towards lightweight backpacking.