What to Wear Backpacking and Hiking in the Winter || REI

What to Wear Backpacking and Hiking in the Winter || REI

Traipsing through a winter wonderland isn’t so magical when you’re freezing your bum off. In this video, Liv breaks down your layering and accessory options so you can make sure to stay warm on your cold-weather hikes. Check it out, then head to your local REI to get the gear and advice you need.

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  1. Forest Green on March 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Nice and concise. Thank u!

  2. Sue Thomas on March 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    I hike in the forest in winter with my kids and we are alway warm

  3. Trailflea MLangdon on March 4, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Hi, I have some trouble knowing when I go from worm to sweat. If I sweat I get a little cold and then I need to cover up and then more sweat. Is it just me?
    Thanks, Trail Flea….

  4. backwoodstrails on March 4, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    What about a baklava, in case we get hungry on the trail!

  5. HikeVentures on March 4, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    I like to wear a thick woolen pullover. Breathes really good!

  6. Billy Garfield on March 4, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Great ideas and delivered well.

  7. dklyde on March 4, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Hiking pantless?

  8. Brian James on March 4, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    You did some great work on the edit. Can I ask what you use?

  9. Kelsey Hawkins on March 4, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Can you make a video on hypothermia and hyperthermia please?

  10. Karl Striepe on March 4, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    As noted below, that she goes pantless in the winter is pretty badass, but not for beginners. Also, for men, I’d advise against it in general.

  11. hb8dinwa on March 4, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Personal favs: Patagonia thermal base layer, Darn Tough wool socks, Eddie Bauer First Ascent windproof pants, Kuhl thin wool shirt, Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer down jacket, Outdoor Reasearch Helium II rain jacket (and pants if needed), 2 wool buffs (one for neck seal around the jacket, one for the face), a wool beanie, and Marmot waterproof snow gloves. Add in Julbo photochromatic sunglasses to protect the eyes against snow glare, and Keen snow boots (if needed, or Altra Lone Peak 3.5 trail runners if not). With that, I’m good down to around 0 Fahrenheit when moving unless the wind is truly awful.

  12. Kelp Farming on March 4, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    naturally youd pick an afro american woman to tell us about the outdoors and snow. BW ha ah ah

  13. 21trips on March 4, 2020 at 2:43 pm


  14. azmp1990 on March 4, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    What about pants!?!?

  15. WhatAmIDoinOutHere on March 4, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    No one discusses pants in layering systems . Think of all those cold tooshies.

  16. Craig Apelbaum on March 4, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Very good. I know about hiking on the trail. And wearing layers that wick away moisture from the skin and keeping warm. I’m an old hiker.

  17. Deb Dutta on March 4, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Please do consider doing a review for your down jackets.. 650 and the 850 one… There isn’t a single decent review for that…!!!

  18. fordhouse8b on March 4, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    So, no pants?

  19. Scott Gibson on March 4, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    What exactly was that light fleece? My R2 seems too long and may go back.

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