The layering principle is the smart solution for changing weather conditions in fall. Simply add or remove layers depending on your level of physical exertion or the weather. This allows you to regulate your body climate and enjoy your adventure in any weather.
The outer layer protects you from wind and rain. A hardshell jacket should be waterproof and windproof. Look out for breathable materials: these wick moisture to the outside when you start to sweat during strenuous activities.
HARDSHELL JACKETS MEN
HARDSHELL JACKETS WOMEN
In cool temperatures or when you stop for a break, an insulating jacket will store your body heat and keep you warm. It should be light and compressible so that it doesn't take up too much room in your backpack. Natural down is warm and durable. Synthetic fiber is easy-care and still keeps you warm even if it becomes wet.
INSULATED JACKETS MEN
INSULATED JACKETS WOMEN
When a T-shirt is not enough and an insulating jacket is too much, the ideal choice is a cozy mid-layer. A mid-layer should be quick and easy to put on and take off again. Lightweight, quick-drying and easily stowable garments are a particularly good choice.
The base layer is in direct contact with the skin. Where possible, opt for functional textiles that will wick perspiration away from your body. They need to be quick-drying to stop you from chilling. Look for skin-friendly and odor-inhibiting materials.