Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Hoodie - I use Costco down puff jackets. 320g for a men's size large, warmer than a fleece and generally lighter. Only worn in camp (under a rain jacket if need be). They are in stock right now for under $50.
Long sleeved shirt - I go with Costco Paradox merino blend (about 18% merino). Big pro is they don't smell like fully synthetic shirts.
Socks and underwear - a daily set is overkill. If it's hot and sweaty you can wash and dry them, if it's cool and damp you don't need to change them as often (you're going to stink anyways).
Instead of soap I bring baby wipes.
I bring a good shammy, for wiping down tents, as a pack towel, drying dishes or whatever else. I find it works better than any expensive pack towel.
With luck I'll see you on the trail. Look for the tall skinny guy with the umbrella.