HOW TO CHOOSE A PADDED JACKET, PULLOVER, FLEECE FOR HIKING?

Choosing a warm second layer for hiking depends on three criteria: intensity of the exercise, outside temperature and windproofing and water repellency of the layer. So down jacket, pullover or fleece? We take you through them!

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CHOOSING A WARM SECOND LAYER FOR HIKING DEPENDS ON 3 CRITERIA: INTENSITY OF THE EXERCISE, OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE AND WINDPROOFING EFFECT.

INTENSITY OF EXERCISE

Are you getting ready for a hike on the beach or in the woods with your family? If there is no gradient, your effort will be less intense, you can choose a nature walking pullover, comfortable and suited to this type of exercise.

If you prefer hikes with gradient, your effort will be more intense and you will perspire more. Mountain walkers, if you do not want to wear a damp fabric or be too hot, choose a fleece or breathable pullover. 

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OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE

If you are hiking in the snow, the air will be cold and your body will need more warmth. In this case, we recommend you choose a snow hiking fleece, suitable for temperatures below 4°C.

Between 4 and 13°C, mountain hiking fleeces will be more suited to your need for heat.

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WINDPROOF & WATER REPELLENT EFFECT

Are you hesitating between a down jacket and a fleece? The down jacket will be more windproof and water repellent than a fleece. If you are hiking for several days and are worried about varying weather conditions, a trekking padded or down jacket will probably be more suitable!

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