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  • Baden Powell October Weather Cold Weather Gear question?

    Posted by Joyce on October 22, 2021 at 8:54 am

    So I’m back to wrap up my six pack of peaks after a break for marathon training (Virtual Boston, wooo!) and unexpected time off due to family stuff.

    I want to hike Mt. Baden Powell for my 5th peak, but I see it’s 40s to 20s on the forecast. I have not actually hiked in anything that cold before. Should I sport a thick fjallraven parka or will a wool layer plus down puffy and shell do? (Of course I’ll have gloves and beanie). I’d never thought to wear a parka for a hike usually, but 20s seems pretty cold.

    Joyce replied 2 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Jon

    October 25, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Hi Joyce,
    Keep checking the weather the temps can change quickly from day to day. I do not see any thing in the 20’s coming up.


    For the colder weather bring 2-3 layer types.

    1 – insulation layer like a fleece or thermal

    2 – Puffy jacket – not a bulky parka

    3 – Shell/windbreaker to go over the puffy

    Beanie and gloves (lightweight)

    I usually carry the fleece and a puffy and a beanie and that will keep me nice a warm.

    If there are chances or rain I bring the shell.

    • Joyce

      October 29, 2021 at 11:54 pm

      Thanks! I went with the down puffy plus shell option. Thankfully it ended up being 50-60s and almost no wind today when I did the hike, so it was quite pleasant. (20s was forecast for last weekend, but I just overslept so I went today instead).

      I’m glad I didn’t pack the 5 pound parka XD I like being prepared but I would have been really salty if my hauled my backpacking bag just to fit the parka in there.

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