Feb 28, 2017 at 7:56 pm #3453571
Sangre de Cristo range in northern New Mexico
Elevation 6,500 – 12,400. Only a couple of camps at highest elevation.
First half of August
10 days, 100 miles
Highs 80’s, lows in 30’s when at elevation
Rain in afternoon
(yes, this is a Boy Scout trip to Philmont with two of my boys. I got good feedback from the Philmont forum but want more opinions)
Couple of things I’m trying to decide on:
Do I want the l/s button up hiking shirt or just have a lightweight long sleeved wicking t-shirt to put on over my short-sleeved shirt in morning or for sun?
On lightweight long-sleeved shirts, is the half or quarter zip worth it? I can see it making a difference on medium weight, or 100 weight fleece, but less so on lightweight baselayers.
Looking for a better pair of zip off pants (~$50-60). Open to recommendations.
Is the Nano Puff needed if I have the 100-weight fleece? Trying to follow Shurka’s Core 13, which includes both. I will have a 20-degree bag so not critical I have the Nano Puff as an extra layer for sleeping. Will make a nice pillow inside my ZPacks fleece lined stuff sack. I sleep warm and am generally warm natured, so can likely get by without it for 90% of the trip.
short sleeve poly t-shirt
long sleeve hiking shirt (actually a World Wide Sportsman from Bass Pro)
Zip off pants (have Magellan’s from Academy but will probably try REI Sahara or Columbia Silver Ridge)
Boxer briefs (Under Armour)
Darn tough socks
Merrell Moab Ventilators
Wide brimmed hat
1-2 pairs extra socks
1 pair extra underwear (UA)
1 extra short sleeved wicking t-shirt
100 weight fleece jacket (Eddie Bauer First Ascent)
Patagonia Nano Puff pullover (cold evenings and pillow)
Marmot Precip or OR Helium II **
Lightweight long base layers (either Terramar or REI, open to other options) **
** Have not purchasedMar 1, 2017 at 9:37 pm #3453806Greg FBPL Member
@gregfLocale: Canadian Rockies
You have too many shirts
2 short sleeve shirts, 1 long sleeve shirt, 1 base layer. I think you get by with a button up loose fitting short sleeved hiking shirt and a base layer/wicking layer long sleeve that you sleep in and wear when it’s cold and you won’t be sweating.
i don’t get the 100wt fleece and the nanopuff. The purpose of the 100wt fleece is to be worn while active when it’s cold. For me it would have to be 0 or below and wet for an extended period of time before I would want an active layer. For me your Helium and long sleeve and short sleeve is warm enough for zero degrees and rain while moving and when you stop you toss on the nanopuff.Mar 1, 2017 at 9:43 pm #3453810Paul S.BPL Member
At elevation you definitely want sun protection. A long sleeve button up works great and many provide enough wind reisitence to work double duty as a wind shirt too.Mar 2, 2017 at 3:09 pm #3453989
Recommended zip off pants? Would prefer no sit zips to more easily remove the lower legs without removing shoes or having to pull legs over shoes. REI Sahara has them, but the shorts are only 8.5″ inseam. REI Screeline has them as well, with a 10″ inseam. I prefer somethings around a 10″ inseam. What other options are out there?Mar 2, 2017 at 3:13 pm #3453991
For this trip, long sleeve poly shirt / baselayer vs. long sleeve nylon button up shirt? The poly shirt will be more breathable, the button up more wind resistant but hotter during the day hiking.
I don’t think bugs will be an issue in August??
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