Upper Body Insulation & Layering: Members Favorite for High Sierra Backpacking

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 07 February 2016

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Upper Body Insulation for High Sierra Backpackers

Proper layering to remain comfortable on the trail and camp is vital for High Sierra backpackers. Each hiker being different requires different combos of base and insulation layers. Though each hiker is unique, our range of selections to choose from is not.

It behooves us to get the best materials in the proper quanities and combinations to meet our needs for warmth in camp and on the trail.


Layering Discussion

Gear List: Upper and Lower Body Insulation Layers for Four Seasons



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Tpack                     Anything Smartwool



North Face

Polvito1977            North Face down jacket *


Mountain Hardware

abramrodd               Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer



* I have met a lot of hikers over the years who were very surprised at how cold the High Sierra was during Summer nights. These folks were either real happy they brought their light down coat, or wished they had...

Nonetheless, the trend over the last fifty years is pushing higher seasonal temps. 


Post up your favorite pieces of insulation layering you will not hit the trail without.


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