Originally Posted by TorontoAlex
What kind of gear were you guys wearing? How did it hold up in the cold wet rain?
Each had waterproof pants and a jacket over jeans and a mesh riding jacket. It was warm enough for the summer. Sometimes we put the rain gear on just for wind protection on colder days, even if it was not raining. His jacket was a BMW made one, mine and both our pants were just generic lightweight rain gear from MEC - packs reasonably small. I might reuse the same pants in the winter as over pants for snowboarding. Two sets of gloves - mesh and warmer waterproof ones. BMW Allround boots for both of us, they took a beating on the hikes but stayed comfortable throughout all the temperature ranges.
It's a bit of a challenge to get a good seal between the jacket and the glove and the first few times I didn't do it right and water seeped in that way :(
I've been away the last week but now on my way home, will soon post another day's update AND will be working on another trip report (this time something nice and warm)! It's 30° where I am now and I hate the thought of Toronto's balmy 0°. People here put on sweaters when it's 27° 'cause it's cold, oh well.