A Clothing Layer Guide for Every Outdoor Activity
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Travel(Hot Weather) - What Should I Wear?
I have found several very useful guides relating to travelling in hot weather conditions. Each of these guides also includes other useful information about travel abroad. The first one can be found at: http://www.verber.com/mark/travel/packing.html about half way down the page.

This post: http://ask.metafilter.com/22843/Is-travel-clothing-worth-it goes into some specifics as to what types of clothing materials work better than others in hot weather. For instance, you don't want something that takes forever to dry or does not breathe well.

This site: http://www.activetravelapparel.com/ is a great resource for hot weather travel clothing.

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2 Comments:
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hot Weather Clothing. After living 3 years in the tropics and spending some time in the mid east here is what I have found.

The best way to dress for the really hot weater is with light loose fitting clothing. You should wear long sleeves and long pant and a wided brimmed hat. This will help protect you from the suns rays which besides causing sun burn, heat your bear skin more what it will through clothing.

I have found I am usually most comfortable in a button up shirt and the pants that convert into shorts. You can opem the zippers that are used to remove the legs about 1/3 of the way and get ventilation and still be protected from the suns rays. You can also unbutton the shirt when you are not facing into the sun. Remember the idea is to get as much air flow as possible whithout exposing skin to the sun. Another trick is to wet down you hat which will help take heat away (do not use your drining water to do this unless you have an unlimited supply)

Besides dressing right remember to drink plenty of watter and seek shade where ever you can. I remeber growing up in the mid west that I always thought of shade comming from a building or big oak tree. I have since learned that any shade helps even if it doese not cover your whole body. Even a light post helps.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hot Weather Clothing. After living 3 years in the tropics and spending some time in the mid east here is what I have found.

The best way to dress for the really hot weater is with light loose fitting clothing. You should wear long sleeves and long pant and a wided brimmed hat. This will help protect you from the suns rays which besides causing sun burn, heat your bear skin more what it will through clothing.

I have found I am usually most comfortable in a button up shirt and the pants that convert into shorts. You can opem the zippers that are used to remove the legs about 1/3 of the way and get ventilation and still be protected from the suns rays. You can also unbutton the shirt when you are not facing into the sun. Remember the idea is to get as much air flow as possible whithout exposing skin to the sun. Another trick is to wet down you hat which will help take heat away (do not use your drining water to do this unless you have an unlimited supply)

Besides dressing right remember to drink plenty of watter and seek shade where ever you can. I remeber growing up in the mid west that I always thought of shade comming from a building or big oak tree. I have since learned that any shade helps even if it doese not cover your whole body. Even a light post helps.

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