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Old 05-17-2013, 05:16 AM   #12
MichaelJ
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Originally Posted by showerfan View Post
.. anyone know what i should expect from the weather in the ALPS?? i figure i can wear my perf leather track pants ad jacket from A*?
You will freeze your ass off at altitude with the perf gear (the pic in the last post was taken in July).

I'd recommend good "waterproof" textile gear. My personal choice is a FirstGear Kilimanjaro jacket w/liner and Aerostich Darien pants. I also carry two pair of gloves - a thin "summer" pair and a heavier set if I hit cold weather.

With the gear above, I've been comfy over a range of temps, and having the gore-tex material means that I don't have to mess with separate rain gear.

And it will be warmer on the southern (Italian) side of the Alps.
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