Podcast Episode February 1, 2022

Episode 55 | Managing Perspiration in Layering Systems: Wicking, Evaporation, and Ventilation


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Summary

In this SKILLS SHORT, Andrew and Ryan discuss strategies and gear for managing perspiration in layering systems, including the processes of wicking, evaporation, and ventilation.

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  • Why is layering important?
  • What is wicking and is it good or bad?
  • Do I want my baselayer to wick in the winter?
  • Why is ventilation important in a rain jacket?
  • How can I manage effort and sweat production while backpacking?
  • Is wool warm when wet?
  • What is a good layering system for managing perspiration?

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    Backpacking Light
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    Companion forum thread to: Episode 55 | Managing Perspiration in Layering Systems: Wicking, Evaporation, and Ventilation

    Ryan and Andrew discuss strategies and gear for managing perspiration in layering systems, including the processes of wicking, evaporation, and ventilation.

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    Andrew Marshall
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    Locale: Tahoe basin by way of the southern Appalachians

    enjoy!

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    obx hiker
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    @obxer

    Very informative! Thanks.

    Say is there any chance you guys could do an outline or some sort of structure to show the hierarchy or connection.. whatever term is appropriate… of these articles and podcasts? How they are connected. Like a family tree? A flow chart? (haha appropriate) It can get pretty diverse like the earlier article describing the importance of mechanical air openings like pit-zips. It’s a lot to organize and digest and connect.

    PS one thing I learned in college is how to brown-nose so here goes ;) but Ryan you have a great teaching style. I was thinking about this the other day and it occurred to me that to some degree this is going to be a legacy. And a great one! Thanks again.

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    Paul G
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    @rocketdog

    Stream isn’t working – it just says “Oops!”

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