I will be trekking/travelling/volunteering in South America for 6-8 months early next year. I am looking for what to wear and bring. Ideally, comfortable, water resistant, fashionable, lightweight things.
Skinny, medium height, young male here.
I am good on rain jacket and pants, camera, light down jacket, backpack and underwear. (Exofficio boxers are exactly the kind of thing i'm looking for. Lightweight, drys quick, two pairs and I'm set. Plus, the boxer briefs double as a swimsuit!)
I don't plan on encountering very cold weather but I would like to be prepared for those chilly Patagonian nights.
I am most interested in:
-slim fitting, don't look like hiking pants. Ideally, I could walk into a bar with them and no one would bat an eye.
- same as above. NOTE: no convertable pants please (for fashion and function reasons)
- I've never seen a pair of hiking shoes that look particularly fashionable, but that would be great. More important is that they are comfortble, dry quick and are durable.
- compass, soap, towel, whatever saved your ass when you were traveling for months!
Socks, gloves, shirts, baselayer, beanie style hat recommendations would be great too as well as any other things you think of.
Lists like this
and these two
previous AskMefi questions are awesome. Any resources like those are excellent.
Let's say money isn't an issue (obviously cheaper is better but I'm willing to pay for quality.)
Basically, if you were to live in more or less one outfit and with just a few things on your back for the better part of a year, what would you bring?