Please note: thanks to technological advances, materials are becoming available, which allow certain garments to fulfil several different functions: a modular jacket for example, which combines the functions of a second and third layer, or even a technical T-shirt which is both breathable and insulating. Consequently, the clothing used as a second layer in winter may be used as a first & second layer in summer… This allows you to mix and match your own outfit in order to find the best compromise to keep warm and save space.
What's more, you will also need to get the right equipment for your legs and feet with a pair of zip-off trousers in summer and waterproof trousers in winter coupled with some warm and breathable socks. In the case of extreme cold or for those who are sensitive to cold, a pair of gloves or a hat will also come in very useful.
DID YOU KNOW? In order to keep your hands and feet warm, you should wear a hat Indeed, the human body prioritises the flow of blood to the brain. If the latter is nice and warm, it will consume less energy in keeping warm and therefore allow a good flow of blood to the rest of the body, including the fingers and toes.
You should now be properly equipped from your head to your toes. We hope you enjoy some excellent hiking outings!