WHAT I BRING TO WEAR BACKPACKING
Here's a comprehensive list of what I bring for a 3-4 night backcountry pack trip in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
With a weight of 240 grams, this piece is comparable to the Arc'teryx Cerium SV Jacket (which I also own). Fabric is similar to the Cerium. Lofting pattern of the down on the Microtherm is different and includes a breathable stretch fleece insert in the armpit which I find beneficial. Fits true.
With a weight of 180 grams, and waterproof/breathable construction this ultra light jacket is great to bring backpacking as a wind shell and just in case rain jacket when wet weather is not in the forecast. Fits true.
High rise fit, zipper pockets and durable seams - there's a reason I own multiple pairs of these tights. Fits true.
Quick dry and very comfortable - restocked online often. Fits large.
I like to wear high neck tanks (to protect my chest from the sun). This tank has FreeShade® UPF 25 and the
Polygiene® adds extra odour control, which is great for multi day backpacking adventures! Fits large.
Designed by Pacific + Moss, this hat comes in green and yellow. Made in Canada of 100% organic cotton.
Lightweight and comfy, perfect for giving your feet a rest after a long day in hiking shoes or boots!
Lightweight Primaloft fill mittens with a cosy merino wool lining - perfect for keeping the digits warm at sunrise! I also bring a pair of thin fleece gloves.
Needs no explanation.
I find that this 287 gram soft shell mid layer cuts wind quite well when paired with the Super Sevens Jacket. When paired with my merino base layer, the fleece inside of the jacket keeps me nice and warm. Because of its stretch, I can sleep wearing it in a pinch, but because I use the 0ºF/-17ºC Karakoram Sleeping Bag, I rarely need more than my base layers and warm socks for sleeping.
I wear a long sleeve and tights.
SOCKS, BEANIE, SUNGLASSES
I bring two pairs of synthetic fabric hiking socks, a pair of cotton camp socks, and a pair of wool socks for sleeping. A beanie is a beanie and I don't bring a wool one. Polarized sunglasses by my buds at SunGod are a must!
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