questionswhat is your recommendation on fabric for snow…

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For rainy hiking, you need Gore-Tex jacket and boots. If it's cold, Gore-Tex pants as well. Snowy hiking, a good pair of boots, possibly crampons if it's icy, or snow-shoes if it's really snowy.

Dress in layers. So you can shed them as necessary. NO COTTON! wear a good wicking layer on the bottom (think Under Armour), then a looser warmer layer, possibly a wool sweater or polar fleece sweatshirt (synthetic), finally, if it's really cold (a good Gore-Tex one).

The best advice I can give is from the Boy Scouts. Remeber the acronym COLD.

Clean
Over Heating (avoid it)
Layers (use loose layers)
Dry (keep dry)

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No cotton. Ever. Waterproof shell with zippers under the arms that allow you to vent hot air. Fleece if it's really cold. I actually prefer wool myself but sometimes it can be a little heavy, especially if it gets wet. All that tech gear that you see hikers wearing? It's for a reason. Being out in the elements in the wrong clothes can kill you. Jeans and a hoodie is just about the worst possible combination but you still see some people tempting fate hiking around in those.

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Wool...tape a sheep to your back!

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i agree Gor-tex is where it's at, plus adding a good first layer if it's real cold will do wonders for keeping you warm. Also, a good pair of socks always helps, and never where multiple layers of socks. You don't want your piggys to sweat.