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    Default Please rate my prospective clothing?

    I'm departing May 1st (Springer->MD) for a 3-month solo hike (can't thru-hike due to time constraints).
    Please rate my clothing choices; please offer suggestions/substitutions.
    Thanking you so much,
    Magus

    So far:
    1 Short sleeve silk shirt purchased at Goodwill
    1 Patagonia Capilene long sleeve shirt
    1 TNF Varius Guide jacket
    1 TNF Khumbu fleece
    1 Nylon running short
    1 Polyester short
    2 Pair nylon "dress" socks
    2 Pair SmartWool socks
    3 Pair Icebreaker boxer brief
    1 Yomiuri Giants baseball hat
    New Balance MT481

    Sideboard:
    1 Red Ledge Thunderlight Pant

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    IMO, since you asked:

    swap the fleece for a down filled jacket
    add one pair of sox
    drop one pair of underwear
    swap one pair of shorts for a pair of convertible pants
    leave the rain jacket and buy a DryDucks jacket, save over 1 lb.
    you won't need rain pants
    "Chainsaw" GA-ME 2011

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    Thank you so much, Don. I know the Varius is hefty, but I'm a creature of habit sometimes, I guess. You're completely right, though; I should swap it for a Dri Ducks (but I hate losing the pockets). I always debate bringing convertible pants on extended hikes as I rarely use the bottoms; better safe than sorry, I suppose. Sometimes I'll bring the rain paints as they also double as sleepwear on chillier evenings.
    Thanks so, so much again.

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