In Alaska, the secret is dressing in layers- so that you can adjust your comfort level as the temperatures rises or falls (which it does- sometimes daily!) Long underwear (on cool days), then pants, then a waterproof shell (rain gear) completes the package. Remember that Great Alaska provides rain gear on our fishing boats, but you must bring your own for the balance of your day or for our other activities! Quick drying “Travel & Adventure Pants” that zip off to make shorts are one of our travel secrets (Your favorite Levi’s are OK at home, but not our recommendation for the wilds of Alaska- they don’t keep you warm when wet and take forever to dry!)
Consider a set of new generation Long Underwear, Add to that a warm sweater and/or fleece jacket and a few t shirts or fishing/adventure shirts. And for those morning powerboat trips and a down (or synthetic) vest, which will keep you warm without taking up too much space. A heavy parka is seldom the best choice!
NOTE: For those planning on overnight at one of remote camps, or joining us in early June or late August/September, plan on having warmer clothes- perhaps an additional sweater or fleece layer for when the temperature drops.)
Bring a couple caps with you- a billed baseball cap and a stocking cap and (plus a rain hat, or make sure your raingear has a hood!). Even July trips can mean a chilly morning followed by a 75 degree afternoon! A wide brim rain cap is an added bonus with the extra benefit of a little flair, but good rain gear has a hood so you're fine without.
OUTER SHELL/RAIN GEAR:
This is a more in - depth topic, and you can spend literally as much as much money as you choose on this category, so just pick which of the categories describes you best and you'll see an example. there are a myriad of websites and places to get this type of equipment, so by no means is this the only place to do that. Provided as a sample of what you are looking for.
Fishermen: If you have gore tex style waders you can use them as rain gear for the lower body. Rubber style raingear won't work if you are hiking in somewhere, but if you are staying on the boat all day they work great and are affordable. If wading is in your itinerary, go for the breathable gore-tex style rain jacket.
Safari guests: if you are on the Kenai Multi Sport, or one of our more active trips, then high end breathable rain gear is important. Staying warm and dry is paramount! Go for the best raingear you can reasonably afford- it's an investment in a fun trip.
For fishing, just simple outdoor boots or "Pac" boots (the best) are great for being out in the boats. Anything with a good solid sole, medium high ankles and repels water will work. If you are on a more athletic adventure (safari or Multi Sport) then hiking shoes are a much better idea- just make sure they are waterproof. Tennis shoes, sandals or deck shoes are a great second pair for around camp.
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