Why Is Dressing In Layers Recommeded When Hiking?

Why is dressing in layers recommeded when hiking? An explanation of what dressing in layers means. You want to start with a comfortable layer next to your skin. That's going to whip the moisture and sweat...

You want to start with a comfortable layer next to your skin. That's going to whip the moisture and sweat away from your body. The next layer would typically be a little heavier. In colder weather conditions, you might want a light weight shell jacket to prevent water or rain getting to your body or to act as a wind breaker. Basically as it gets colder, the more layers you will need to protect yourself from the elements. Hiking in the wintertime you are going to need a hat, gloves and a thicker outer layer to keep you warm. Here in Northern California we don't hike in the snow or in the areas that get really cold.

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