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gdinero senior
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Torso list on 10/26/2005 22:07:49 MDT Print View

I'm having some trouble deciding what to bring on my first fall weekend trip. I'm most fretting over Torso clothes, with the thought that I don't like being cold. I anticipate lows around 30 at night, with general hiking starting at 35 to 40 degrees with a possible high in the mid to upper 50's.

Gear Choices
Marmott Chinook Wind Shirt (3.8 ozs)
DropStoppers Rain Jacket (6.0 ozs)
Marmott DriClime Wind Shirt (14 "gasp" ozs)
Smartwool mid-weight L/S zip (9.8 ozs)
Montbell UL Down Jacket (6.9 ozs)
Patagonia Micropuff Vest (5.9 ozs)
Short sleeve tee (5.9 ozs)
Lighter less warm L/S shirt (weight unverified, but I'd guess around 8 ozs)

Ideas on combinations for a two night- two day trip?

I was leaning toward:
DriClime as main base layer
Montbell as main insulation layer
DropStoppers as sole wind/rain protection (durability?)
Patagonia Vest for expanded warmth in base camp
T-Shirt just in case it's abnormally warm (the DriClime will be too hot in the upper 50's, I'd switch to the T and DropStoppers).

Comments and help is mucho appreciated.