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Clothing is the primary means that wilderness backpackers have to protect themselves from illnesses and injuries that can occur while hiking in the cold. Currently, backpackers are recommended to dress in clothing layers; however, when hiking in the cold, this system may not meet backpackers’ simultaneous, yet conflicting needs for thermal insulation and heat dissipation.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

The Effect of Textiles on Perceived Physiological Comfort While Backpacking in the Cold

Clothing is the primary means that wilderness backpackers have to protect themselves from illnesses and injuries that can occur while hiking in the cold. Currently, backpackers are recommended to dress in clothing layers; however, when hiking in the cold, this system may not meet backpackers’ simultaneous, yet conflicting needs for thermal insulation and heat dissipation.

 

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