“Dampen your headwear with water to keep yourself cool and provide protection from UV rays!”
— a daily travel mate
Preparation for the activity It’s better to be too warm than too cold
When it comes to your clothing, apply the multi-layer principle. You can then leave your breathable, waterproof jacket and sweater at home and lighten the load in your rucksack. The multi-layer principle protects you from the wind and weather by using several layers of clothing stacked on top of one another. Ensure that all three layers are breathable. Things will quickly become uncomfortable if you don’t. You can put on or take off layers to match the weather conditions.
1st layer – dry and flexible
A closely fitting functional shirt made of polyester is a suitable undergarment.
2nd layer – thermal insulation
The second layer, something like a fleece sweater, will keep you warm.
3rd layer – Against wind and rain
You can wear a third, weatherproof layer on top of that. Your jacket should be lightweight, windproof and water-repellent.