Layering systems are customizable and interchangeable. Your layering system will vary based on activity, season, and your personal comfort.
Not everyone will layer the same. New Englanders might be wearing shorts at 40 degrees, while Floridians are reaching for their winter coats. Some people’s hands and feet get colder easier. Some people just plain run hot.
You may need to experiment to figure out what will work best for you and your activities. A good layering item in your pack is better than one left at home.
Before heading out, you should always consider:
- The weather forecast – which can change with elevation
- How long you will be out
- If you will be stationary, active, or a combination of both