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Clothing and insulation for hot humid hawaii help?
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michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
Clothing and insulation for hot humid hawaii help? on 03/19/2014 09:42:13 MDT Print View

lt. Thread merged please delete

Edited by M.L on 03/20/2014 16:47:47 MDT.

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: Clothing and insulation for hot humid hawaii help? on 03/19/2014 11:36:53 MDT Print View

If you're not the type to get cool shoulders, then the vest should work perfectly.

HK Newman
(hknewman) - MLife

Locale: Western US
Re: Clothing and insulation for hot humid hawaii help? on 03/19/2014 11:43:00 MDT Print View

Depends if hanging out around in a camp situation maybe the lighter vest but there is dampness; had a camp fire on one sorta rainy night with some sea kayakers and was happy to have a little insulation away from the fire. I didn't mind a little clothing since I didn't need a sleeping bag (actually just used a bag liner and my R1 fleece to ward off the pre-dawn chill (62F … brrr)

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
Re: Re: Clothing and insulation for hot humid hawaii help? on 03/19/2014 13:43:01 MDT Print View

I havent found a wool or fleece sweater I liked yet, otherwise I wouldnt mind carrying extra ounces for those. Thx for idea

Rick M
(rmjapan) - F

Locale: London, UK
Re: Re: Re: Clothing and insulation for hot humid hawaii help? on 03/19/2014 17:47:29 MDT Print View

Michael, just curious on where you plan to camp on Maui? The coastal and inland areas around Lahaina did not seem "camper friendly" in my experience.

David Moreno
(nerrek2000) - F

Locale: North East Ohio
Where exactly and for what duration? on 04/06/2014 00:59:37 MDT Print View

I lived on Oahu for 4 years. I've literally done it all there, from jungle, conifer, and mountain peak hiking and camping on most of the islands to scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and boogey boarding.

Depending on the elevation, time of year, and coastal breezes, you'll experience anything from 65 degrees to 89 degrees in the daytime and 65 degrees to 30 degrees at night.

Your biggest concern will be keeping dry since the forested interior of all the islands get lots of rain. I've spent 3 weeks in the Kahuku Mountain Range on Oahu were it rained 24 hours a day. I've also on rare occasions such as on Molokai spent 4 days with no rain. On the Big Island (Hawaii) I've had 30 degree consecutive nights.

The issue you'll probably have the most is dealing with the cool breeze coming off the ocean when you're wet from rain.

List your details as closely as you can and I'll be able to offer very experienced advice.