I know clothing is talked about at length in Articles and Forums. It has lead me to this current setup
I had that setup out last saturday for a day hike up to the top of Bear Mt. NY. I never put on the Down Jacket. I was only slightly cool. (40* snow/slush on the ground and raining)
Did not wear my hat or bring gloves. Also I wore Vibram Five fingers (Testing my limit with them in bad weather) So that was removing quite a bit of warmth.
Between work, weather and traveling on weekends I have not gotten to test this setup as much as I would have liked before my departure. Just Seeing what other peoples experince is with similar setups (Smokies in Aprl), and if I should bring another layer, top and bottom.