Winter wear for BCMC - ClubTread Community

User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-27-2018, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
Hittin' the Trails
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Greater Vancouver, BC
Interest: Softball, Poker
Posts: 34
Default Winter wear for BCMC

Hi All,

Looking for advice for clothing for the BCMC which I want to hike all winter. I already have a toque, long johns, and hiking boots.

What I'm looking for is clothing that will keep me from freezing while hiking the trail. It should take me 1.5- 2 hours to hike in the snow.

I'm thinking I need non-knitted mittens, a pair of snow resistant pants, and a jacket which will keep me dry in rain/snow, and also moderately warm.

My order of importance is:

1. Staying dry
2. Price ($100 or less for the 3 items)
3. Staying warm

Thanks so much!

Doug Worden is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-27-2018, 07:30 PM
Summit Master
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: NorthVan
Interest: I enjoy hiking
Posts: 2,960

Hi Doug,
For hiking BCMC you don't need any fancy gear, just a synthetic shirt and some kind of simple track pants that you can get at wal mart. A warm coat that you can wear when you start hiking, I usually wear a coat for the first 5 minutes then take it off, and put it on again at the top. For staying dry, if it's really raining hard I'll use an umbrella which keeps me dry and I don't overheat in a jacket. I will also carry a spare shirt in my pack that I can put on once I'm at the lodge. It would also be a good idea to invest in some spikes like these:
Most of the time you don't need them but when it's icy they come in handy.

Hope this helps,
martin is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1