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mountaineering is one of my favorite sports I absolutely love the snow but admittedly it's cold shocker right so to combat that you got to dress this very specific way the best way to keep warm when you're doing sports outdoors in the wintertime or when it's snowing outside whatever season it may be is layers you're gonna want to dress in layers so today I'm gonna be going over how i layer my clothes when I go outdoors mountaineering so let's jump back [Music] [Applause] [Music] what's going on guys Trevor Long here if I saw that gear today we're gonna be talking about my layering system for winter activity I feel like the best way to show you that is to actually go layer by layer and I'm gonna talk a little bit about each one but there's a lot to cover so I'm gonna try and make it quick if you have any questions at all please leave them in the comment section down below and we may make specific videos about each of the different sections of layers if you guys are interested enough all right so let's jump in first of all I guess we'll go down to the base layers alright so this is what I typically use for my base layers this is a merino wool top made by smart wool as well as the merino wool bottoms made by smart wool both of them are pretty warm I like them smart will makes heavier versions if it's going to be colder out but I usually run hot and honestly this in and of itself pretty warm for me right now this is a merino wool soft base layer where you're going to tuck that underneath the leg of your base wool pants and put your pants on and your shirt on so that's layer number one all right so let's go on to the second layer alright so now we got layer to this layer consists of a softshell jacket in this case I'm using the Outdoor Research fur OC hoodie and some kind of soft shell pant this is the prana Bryan softshell pant they also happen to be the one that I use the most for rock climbing so versatile you're also going to be using a thicker sock than you were using before this one's gonna be on top of your light earth sock and it's going to be over your base layer that's an important note to take every time you put on a new layer of socks it goes over the previous layer of pants keep that in mind that helps keep the snow out and keep a warm air inside your pants and body in general just for the record this softshell jacket can also be replaced with a fleece jacket or fleece hoodie you gain a little bit more warmth but you sacrifice a little bit more breathability I know not many people think about it like this but when you're out there working hard climbing a mountain you actually get hot pretty fast even if it's cold outside which is why I typically go for something a little more breathable because it keeps me from overheating and you definitely don't want to overheat when you're outdoors because then when you stop you stop moving your sweat freezes and that's the best way to get yourself hypothermic so if it's gonna be really cold feel free to prefer place this with a fleece or you know do honestly whatever you'd like but I prefer a softshell jacket this is gonna be the layer you're spending the most time on usually if I'm climbing anywhere I'll throw on a pair of gloves and I'm just climbing like this the next thing that you're gonna want to consider is what you're going to do if it gets a little bit colder and you want a little bit of extra warmth so let's do that alright so if it gets a little bit colder you're gonna want to add an extra layer like this mid way insulation layer by Black Diamond it's a synthetic insulation layer which means it'll still retain this warmth even if it gets wet a couple of the features that it has it's got a chest it pocket that's going to be important you're going to want something to keep your phones or a snack in those are always useful hand pockets to put your hands in nice keeping them warm if you unzip it there's a drop pockets inside to keep extra layers of gloves speaking of gloves I also added this black diamond liner glove as well they're made of fleece but they have a leather palm to help you grip your ice axe or whatever equipment you might be using you're gonna want to bring an extra pair though because these get lost really easily and if it's cold enough that you're gonna need a pair of gloves you're not gonna want to be without them so bring two keep one in your jacket if you lose them you got a backup that's always useful you have any questions at all about gloves check out the other video that we did we'll put an annotation on the video and put a link down in the description but yeah if you check that video out you'll get a lot of information about gloves that you probably didn't know before so check it out so the next situation that you may have to deal with is if it's raining or snowing or if the snow on the ground is really wet in that case you're gonna want to add some weather protection to your layering system so let's jump into that alright so the first thing that you're gonna want to add if the weather turns sour is a rain bit you could use a rain pant which is just a pair of pants that are waterproof but I prefer rain bibs because they ride all the way up yes they look dorky but they do a really good job of keeping snow out of your pants and trust me you do not want snow in your pants some of the features of this one this one is actually a Mountain Hardwear rain bib it's got a full zip on either side with two zippers so you can meet the zippers in the middle and you can put your bib on without taking your boots off even if they have crampons on which is incredibly useful it's got a zipper in the front that you can bring down to perform your business if you're a gentleman or if you are a lady I'm sorry there is unfortunately no zip in the back which makes it difficult for women to use the restroom and men to use the second restroom if you understand what I'm saying it's got chest pockets on the front that you can use to store some of your gear it's got elastic shoulder straps to help keep it up and not sagging and it's got elastic cuffs around the heel to help keep snow out from your boots so now let's go ahead and have the other components of our weather protection layer and we'll go through those all right so we added a couple of new items so let's go through these one at a time obviously you can see that I've added a hardshell rain jacket if you need me help picking one of those we put we did a video on that we'll also link that in the description we'll put an annotation on the screen you just want something that's waterproof yet breathable something with venting pockets are always great check those out heavy pair of gloves something insulated it's got a dummy cord on the inside elastic Center around the wrist cuffs so that you can keep snow out of your pants and also for the record I added the insulation layer back over the rain bib finally I switched out my regular hiking boots for a technical mountaineering boot these are the Lola Mountain expert GTX Evo's they're great they're very warm insulated and they're waterproof which is important my hiking boots are gore-tex but they still get wet so I put those boots on I also added the smart wool mountaineering sock over my regular pants and underneath my rain bib so that's just a really heavy sock that'll help keep your toes warm inside your mountaineering boots ok so the last item that we've added to this weather protection layer are a pair of snow gaiters these will keep snow out of your boots out of your pants altogether they're amazing these are the Outdoor Research crocodile expedition Gators they've got a reinforced patch on the inside to protect your to protect the Gators from crampons cutting them and they'll also protect your pants underneath them speaking of crampons why don't we add the accessories and all the technical equipment that you're going to use if you're doing some actual technical mountaineering so let's do that all right so now I've added some of the technical gear that we might use this is the Black Diamond Raven Pro ice axe the Black Diamond vector helmet these are Smith io7 goggles I've also added the Black Diamond Sabretooth crampons as well on the bottom of my feet I've also added a buff around my neck that can help insulate my neck or I can pull it up over my mouth to use as like a makeshift so this is the equipment that you're pretty much going to be using the majority of the time you're climbing assuming that it's cold out and snowy the best part about the system is that you can customize it to your needs so you can take layers away if it's too warm you can add layers if it's too cold if it's raining you can use a jacket if it's not raining you take the jacket away you need a helmet you can use a helmet ice axe ice see it's really great because the layers make it easy for you to customize it the way you need it to be the final layer that I'm gonna go over is going to be the belay layer this is really only to be used in situations where it's really really cold out and you've stopped moving to belay your partner so you're not using you know you're not getting body heat from your movement and you want to add some extra warmth it's gonna be huge jackets and huge pants but I'll show you those right now so let's do that alright so this is the lasted final layer that you're ever gonna need these are the Black Diamond Stan's belay jacket black diamond Stan's belay pants and some Black Diamond mitts as well I have added these all for extra warmth right now this is way overkill I'm like really hot right now to be honest even though it's pretty cold out the only times you're ever gonna ever need these are if you're standing still be laying your partner in some really cold weather but you know in that situation they do come in really handy so if you expect that that's going to happen you're definitely gonna want to bring them so that pretty much does it for us today folks I hope you liked our video on layering I've got 32 million layers on my body right now but other than that I feel pretty good so if you liked the video please like and subscribe leave a comment down below if you have any questions about any of the layers or if you'd like to make any contributions to the video other than that I'm really glad you guys stopped by this has been trevor long for sawback gear and we hope to see you out time