Packing List Of Essential Gear
Long underwear: Breathable, light-weight tops
and bottoms provide warmth without bulk. We
recommend high performance capilene. Capilene wicks, dries quickly, and is a
great option if you are allergic to wool. We suggest
at least two sets, based on the length of
Buy Men's Base Layers | Buy Women's Base Layers
Expedition stretch top and bottoms: This lightweight
layer is worn over
your base layer and under
your waterproof outer layer.
Warmth and flexibility are
important for comfort when
sitting in Zodiacs.
Buy Men's Expedition Stretch | Buy Women's Expedition Stretch
Loft jacket, pullover or vest: The loft traps heat
with remarkable efficiency, even when wet. It is
feather light and compacts for easy packing. Loft
garments are water repellent
and windproof and double
as outerwear in mild weather.
Fleece is also an insulation
layer option but it tends
to bunch up when worn with
Buy Men's Nano Puff Pullover | Buy Women's Down Sweater
Waterproof pants: Breathable and
wide enough to fit over boots. Knee-high
side zippers are preferred so you
can get your boots on and off easily.
Buy a size larger than your base layer to
ensure you are comfortable sitting in the
Zodiac with one or two layers under
Buy Men's Waterproof Pants | Buy Women's Waterproof Pants
Rain jacket: Packable, lightweight,
waterproof rain jacket. The fabric should
be breathable so that moisture from your body can
escape. Pack this piece in your hand luggage so that
you have a windbreaker ready when you deplane.
Buy Men's Rain Jacket | Buy Women's Rain Jacket
Boots: Flexible, pull-on boots with sturdy
soles are ideal. As you will step into icy water
during Zodiac landings, boots are
essential and must be at least mid-calf
high (12-15 inches / 30.5-38 cm in height).
Buy Men's Boots | Buy Women's Boots | Buy Kid's Boots
Hats & Gloves
Hat: Fleece is excellent because it
is lightweight and extremely warm.
Wool is also recommended.
Choose a hat with a visor to
shade your eyes and flaps to protect
your ears, the best choice.
Buy Men's Hat | Buy Women's Hat | Buy Kid's Hat
Neck gaiter: A practical and stylish way to protect your
neck. Neck gaiters are more flexible than balaclavas and
don't fly around like scarves. You can wear a neck gaiter
around your neck or use it as a headband. For added
warmth, wear two and pull one over your face to protect
your mouth and nose.
Buy Men's Neck Gaiter | Buy Women's Neck Gaiter | Buy Kid's Neck Gaiter
Gloves: Windproof and waterproof ski gloves.
Gloves that keep your hands warm are expensive
but are a great
investment. Select gloves that
provide excellent warmth and
durability. A breathable lining is
Buy Men's Waterproof Gloves | Buy Women's Waterproof Gloves | Buy Kid's Waterproof Gloves
Glove liners: Recommended as
they provide extra warmth on
cold days. Some glove liners are wind-resistant
and will protect your hands when you slip off
your glove to take photos.
Buy Men's Glove Liners | Buy Women's Glove Liners
Backpack: Lightweight and water-resistant backpack
for carrying items ashore
and keeping your arms free for
embarking/ disembarking the
Zodiacs. If you have a lot of camera
equipment and do not intend
to use plastic seal-proof bags,
pack a waterproof backpack.
Buy a Waterproof Backpack
Trekking poles: A lightweight, collapsible, walking
staff (also called a trekking pole) provides a sense
of security, increased balance, and confidence
when walking on ice, snow and/or rugged terrain.
Buy Men's Trekking Poles | Buy Women's Trekking Poles
Seal-proof waterproof bags: Heavy-duty plastic
to use to store your camera, film, binoculars and
more in your backpack.
Buy Waterproof Bags
Mosquito Head Net or Body Net To protect against mosquitos and other insects. Especially recommended if your itinerary includes Iceland, Greenland and the Canadian Arctic.
Also recommended: A pair of good sunglasses or goggles with U.V. filter protection and protective lotion for lips, hands and face.
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