Dec 14, 2006 at 10:03 am #1220813
@romandialLocale: packrafting NZ
To save weight, do you sleep in your hiking clothes, or do you have a special set of clothes to sleep in, like camping pajamas?Dec 14, 2006 at 10:31 am #1370994
@pjLocale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Hiking clothes + any insulating layers if they are required to extend the range of the sleep system on cold nights.
i like to have a balaclava or beanie available, even if i didn't need it on the trail, just in case. Not much hair up there (either shaved or buzzed, but thinning quite a bit anyways) and my head gets cold.
sleep socks. often just a spare pair of socks which i change into and then may also place a pair of damp trail socks over them to dry them (or place the damp trail socks on my chest). sometimes, when it's colder, a dedicated pair of down socks are worn over my sleep socks – i really hate cold feet; it wakes me up.Dec 14, 2006 at 10:38 am #1370995
Casey BowdenBPL Member
@clbowdenLocale: Berkeley Hills
Last summer I hiked from Sonora Pass to Tuolumne Meadows and went to sleep in wet/clean clothes each night. Specifically, I put on my damp/clean underwear and shirt before bed, plus dry sleep socks, dry pants, and a dry Micropuff. By morning my clothes were always bone dry, even when the temperatures dropped below freezing and I camped well after sunset. I can not say that I was comfortable at night prior to falling asleep, but I wasn't cold and didn't have to change into cold/stinky clothes in the morning.Dec 14, 2006 at 10:58 am #1371001
@pivvayLocale: Rocky Mountains
Whatever I was wearing. Bikes shorts are fine for 3-4 days as long as you don't take them off :grin:Dec 14, 2006 at 10:59 am #1371002
Sam HaraldsonBPL Member
@sharaldsLocale: Gallatin Range
More than one set of clothes while hiking? Faux paux! Two sets of socks if you're doing big miles but that's about as "clean" as I get.Dec 14, 2006 at 12:12 pm #1371019
Eric NobleBPL Member
@ericnobleLocale: Colorado Rockies
Nothing special here. I sleep in whatever I had to put on to stay warm before I went to bed. The quilt goes over that, if I'm not already wearing it.
My three season layers are:
Head: nylon sun hat, fleece balaclava hat.
Torso: wool hoody, hooded windshirt, synthetic insulation.
Legs: wool briefs, wool long underwear, nylon pants.
Feet: shoes, wool socks (2 pair, only wearing 1).
I've debated bringing sleeping socks, but I haven't felt the need yet.
My winter layers are in a state of flux and my experience level is low so I haven't included them. It largely boils down to, thicker versions of the above.Dec 14, 2006 at 12:44 pm #1371022
@foodLocale: Colorado Rockies
I sleep in long underwear.
I can rinse my hiking clothes and they mostly dry overnight.
I don't feel safe when I do not have dry clothes.
I carry three pair of socks. One pair stays dry and the other two are rotated daily. I also carry three pairs of gloves in the winter.
Except for extra underwear and socks I can wear all my clothes at the same time.Dec 14, 2006 at 2:02 pm #1371036
@geekguyandyLocale: New York State
Most of my trips are just one or maybe two nights, so I never pack more clothes than needed to stand on a peak for 5 minutes. I rarely would have any extras of anything, and for sleeping I usually just crawl in the bag with everything still on (minus shoes, fleece for a pillow). I had wet socks last time in 20F and kept them on and they were bone dry in the morning, wasn't expecting that!Dec 14, 2006 at 3:27 pm #1371045
@dangLocale: Pacific Northwet
I generally end up with dedicated sleepwear. The reason, however, isn't because I don't want to wear wet clothes to bed. Most of the time I sleep in a Patagonia silkweight long underwear and a long sleeve lightweight or microweight merino wool top. These are usually too hot to hike in, so I'll use either a short sleeve merino T or hiking shirt during the day.Dec 14, 2006 at 3:28 pm #1371046
John S.BPL Member
I put insulation and wind suit over my clothes for all seasons. No changing into a different base layer.
Head- put on 100 wt fleece balaclava and montane lightspeed hood (nunatak down balaclava added in winter)
Torso- put on insulated vest/jacket and montane lightspeed windshirt
Legs- put on montane featherlite pant
Feet- take off socks and put on 200 wt fleece socksDec 14, 2006 at 3:49 pm #1371052
Laurie Ann MarchMember
@laurie_annLocale: Ontario, Canada
I sleep naked most of the time (with my clothes tucked into the bottom of my mummy bag) unless it is winter, late fall or very early spring… then I sleep in what I was wearing when I headed for bed. In winter I also wear socks and a toque (Canadian for winter hat) to bed.Dec 14, 2006 at 4:05 pm #1371055
Sarah KirkconnellBPL Member
@sarbarLocale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
I usually carry bottom long johns and sleep in those, as I cannot stand sleeping in a tight cut mummy with my legs pressed together. In summer, if it is hot, I just sleep in my shorts. Usually I wear a tank top under my hiking shirt, so often I sleep in that also. That and the layer of clothing keeps my sleeping bag a lot cleaner inside.
In winter, I many time sleep with my down jacket on, inside my bag, with hat, liner gloves and down socks on.Dec 14, 2006 at 4:54 pm #1371058
@daneLocale: Western Washington
Every peice of clothing I have, wet or dry, with the exception of dirty pairs of spare socks.
I don't like waking up cold at night and having to disrupt my sleep for several minutes to throw on more clothes…so I start out with everything on and just lay my quilt over myself loosely, tucking it in tighter if I get cold.Dec 14, 2006 at 5:10 pm #1371060
@vickrhinesLocale: Central Texas
A change of dry, warm clothing is one of the so-called 10 Essentials. I use my sleeping/camp clothing for that, so it does double duty. This consists of:
wool socks – 1 pair
balaclava – 1
silk scarf (to cover face and nose) – 1
wool/silk base layer top – 1
wool/silk base layer bottom – 1
In cold weather, I don't sleep in the clothing I hiked in. In moderate weather, I may sleep in my day clothing if I have washed it and it is getting a little dry – so it will dry out overnight… the old sleeping bag/clothes dryer trick. In warm weather, I wear the long underwear to keep my sleeping rig clean and to keep from sticking to it.Dec 14, 2006 at 6:30 pm #1371078
Douglas FrickBPL Member
I sleep in my hiking clothes + camp insulation. Since the outside of the insulation stays clean this keeps my bag clean. I always change into dry socks (Possumdown). However, if my nylon hiking shorts are soaking wet when I go to bed then I usually take them off rather than bring that much moisture into my bag.Dec 14, 2006 at 6:35 pm #1371080
Dondo .BPL Member
@dondoLocale: Colorado Rockies
Generally, I just sleep in my hiking clothes. The one exception is a warm, dry pair of sleep socks. A couple of times I wished for an extra base layer but survived O.K. without it.Dec 15, 2006 at 3:32 pm #1371174
(WildChild) spaketh: I sleep naked…..
too much information!Dec 16, 2006 at 9:16 am #1371220
Mark VerberBPL Member
@verberLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
I don't bring camping pjs.. but on some trips I will have a an additional base layer that mostly gets worn at night. If the weather turns colder than I expect, the "sleeping" base layer gets used for extra warmth during the day. I have found that powerdry dries quickly enough that I don't worry about carrying "dry" clothing for camp. My trips are almost always less than 8 days, so I don't worry about getting my quilt/bag dirty cause I can clean them when I get back home if they need it.
Hot: I typically use a supplex shirt which I don't like sleeping in. I bring a featherweight base which I sleep in or wear if it is surprisingly cool during the day. I will typically sleep in my hiking pants, or just briefs depends on temps and how dirty the pants are.
Modest: Sleep and wear a Sekri Level 1 zip-neck base layer shirt made from Polartec Power Dry with X-static. Sleeping in my hiking pants.
Cool/Cold: I typically sleep in my hiking clothing, sometimes with additional clothing to keep me warm in the face of the night time temps.
–MarkJan 12, 2007 at 8:10 pm #1374176
Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
Lots of people sleep nekked! What's the big deal?
In summer I sleep W/ only a "nighttime" T shirt.
In winter it's long johns, head/face gear & heavy sox.
In spring fall it's light long johns to keep my bag cleaner.
All sleeping clothing is for sleeping only OR emergency clothing if other clothing gets soaked.
I like to sleep clean.
When I worked as a professional trail builder on the Snow Creek section of the Pacific Crest Trail in '80 I took a bath EVERY night.
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