I'm heading up to Mt. Mansfield in Vermont in a few weeks to spend a few days snowshoeing, and I'd like to hear some opinions on clothing, both for when active and when resting/in camp. Weather during the day will likely be in the single digits and teens without windchill, and the potential for lots of wind. At night I'm planning to stay in shelters, and temps likely in the low single digits. For snowshoeing, here is what I'm thinking I'll be wearing:
rab aeon l/s shirt
maybe smartwool l/s shirt (unknown weight)
100wt fleece pullover
thin smartwool longjohns
For footwear I just ordered a pair of 40 below light energy overboots, paired with some think wool socks.
Questions: should I be trying out a vbl sock? I'll be out for three days at most at a time.
I'm thinking I should track down a balaclava in addition to the hat, and I might want to find some warmer gloves to wear during the day, or at least more windproof gloves. Top and bottom layers look good for when moving? I'm thinking I should carry a full rain suit for when it really starts blowing? Like 35-40mph.
When in camp and stopping, I'm not so sure. I have a pair of fleece pants that I'll bring. I have an oldish synthetic MH jacket, which I think has some sort of primaloft in it, but I cut the tags off. I don't think it would be suitable, and I'm in the market for a puffy jacket.
The NB Fugu looks like a good deal, and according to richard's charts is quite warm, but they are hard to find, the only place I can find them (recreation outlet) has them in large short, large, and large. I'm 170-75lbs and 6'2" anybody of a similar build have a comment on the sizing?
Any and all comments, advice, etc is welcome.