Information about What to Wear in Alaska
If you are planning to visit Alaska in any season then it is better to do some homework about what to wear there as weather in this beautiful state is always a matter of great concern. You should know about the lifestyle of the people living there and their clothing and outdoors/weather before starting your trip to be prepared to face its ever changing and widely varying weather.
You should be prepared to face temperature ranging between 50 and 70 degrees in Alaska from spring to early fall. The possibility of rain and high winds anytime compel people to wear their clothing in layers to keep them warm when the outdoors/weather is wet or chilly. The layers of clothing can be peeled off easily with the change in climate anytime. They also focus on sewing coats to keep them warm in the changing climatic conditions.
Usually operators of many day tours in Alaska try to offer their customers access to shelter whether it is rainy season or sun shine. They provide special kit of their clothing to the tourists while going for fishing, rafting or hiking even for few hours due to the uncertainty of the outdoors/weather. You can not start sewing clothes at that time so it is better to be prepared in advance.
Brief information about the layers of their clothing to be worn in Alaska is given here under for your guidance…
The inner layer:
This layer of their clothing includes the under garments made of thin material which can absorb moisture from their skin. This layer of clothing can be worn alone on a hot day as it dries quickly.
But before going to Alaska you should prefer to buy a new set of inner layer clothing as they also absorb odor very quickly. You do not need to wear specific wears if you are going to enjoy on the deck of the ship or just roaming around the town.
The second or insulating layer:
This middle layer of their clothing may include a sweater or a fleece jacket which can cover the under garments adequately. This layer of clothing is normally made of synthetic materials mixed with cotton or wool so that it can keep you warm in outdoor/weather changes in Alaska, even after its lightweight.
The Outer layer:
It is one of the most important layers of their clothing which should be right according to the outdoor/weather conditions in Alaska. When it is rainy and windy your outer layer should be made of waterproof and breathable material to keep you warm and dry. You should keep it ready in your suitcase so that you can immediately use it when needed.
Locals also go on sewing such waterproof coats for the tourists as brand is immaterial while facing the unavoidable climatic conditions. You should also wear a pair of nylon pants which can be converted into shorts when needed while going out for kayaking or hiking as it will dry faster if it gets wet due to splashes or rain.