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. Deb Dutta on April 9, 2020 at 2:11 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…!!!

  2. Karl Striepe on April 9, 2020 at 2:13 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.

  3. Scott Gibson on April 9, 2020 at 2:20 pm

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

  4. Forest Green on April 9, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Nice and concise. Thank u!

  5. Roulette Travel on April 9, 2020 at 2:29 pm

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

  6. fordhouse8b on April 9, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    So, no pants?

  7. Trailflea MLangdon on April 9, 2020 at 2:31 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….

  8. Kelsey Hawkins on April 9, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    Can you make a video on hypothermia and hyperthermia please?

  9. Craig Apelbaum on April 9, 2020 at 2:38 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.

  10. azmp1990 on April 9, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    What about pants!?!?

  11. Sue Thomas on April 9, 2020 at 2:51 pm

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

  12. hb8dinwa on April 9, 2020 at 2:53 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.

  13. Billy Garfield on April 9, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Great ideas and delivered well.

  14. HikeVentures on April 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm

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

  15. Klyde on April 9, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Hiking pantless?

  16. 21trips on April 9, 2020 at 3:03 pm


  17. backwoodstrails on April 9, 2020 at 3:05 pm

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

  18. Kelp Farming on April 9, 2020 at 3:07 pm

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

  19. WhatAmIDoinOutHere on April 9, 2020 at 3:08 pm

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

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