- Nov 8, 2019 at 4:28 pm #3617788
Thomas HoodBPL Member
Hello- planning to hike this weekend. Days will be in the 20’s when starting out and get up to about 40.
UA t shirt
100 weight fleece 1/4 zip
darn tough wool socks
My main conundrum is should I wear nylon trekking pants or tights and shorts?
at what temp are nylon pants alone not enough and you have to add long underwear?
any other critiques are welcome!
TomNov 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm #3617797
20 – 40 degrees, I have hiked in Patagonia silk weight base layer and a pair of light weight running shorts over them. I was fine. I tend to run warm.. So take it with a grain of salt.
I have also hiked in a pair of marmot scree soft shell pants in those temps.. Which had me very warm on my climbs.. But cozy and comfy while hiking at a leisurely pace, across the peaks, and on breaks.
The question you asked is tough to answer because everyone is different..Nov 8, 2019 at 10:08 pm #3617834
@mhrLocale: San Juan Mtns.
Either pant set-up would serve me well in the 30’s. I suspect prolonged hiking in the 20’s would push me to wear both tights and nylon windpants (but I use very light windpants and tights). Hope it helps.Nov 10, 2019 at 3:08 pm #3618016
MJ HBPL Member
I would add a neck gaiter. I find them very warm and, excepting a hat, it is the easiest thing to adjust as you get warmer. I would also have my base layer be long-sleeved because when it gets warm, I’ll still want something over my arms even after I’d set aside the windshirt and fleece.
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