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    I plan on traveling to Alaska June, July and August. I will have Helly Hansen Impertech rain gear. But I do not know what I should have for under the raingear. So I'm looking for opinions.
    Thanks

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    What part of Alaska? S.E. has a lot of rain. Some coastal areas like Seward get their share, but a lot of Alaska gets less rainfall than many places in the lower 48. The Kenai Peninsula only gets 18" per year and that is counting the snow if you melt it. Regular wicking clothing under your rain gear is what you will want if you do happen to need to layer up. Often just a light waterproof shell is all you'll need with your clothing choice of the day that meets the temps and breeze.
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    • #3
      i normally wear lightweight to mid weight merino wool depending on temps.
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      • #4
        Really, anything but cotton or down is fine.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kwackkillncrew View Post
          i normally wear lightweight to mid weight merino wool depending on temps.
          Indeed, merino wool is some great stuff. Love the socks too!
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          • #6
            Hi Again,
            As I may have mentioned I was told to get Helly Henson outer ware. for my trip this coming June, July and August to, Deadhorse, Denali, Rainy Pass, fishing one or two days on the Kenia, and McCarthy. I cannot find any place locally to purchase Helly Henson. Cabela's has Guideware Gore-Tex and 100 MPH Gore-Tex, How do these compare to Helly Henson?
            I need it locally to get best fit and then I know I will need some alterations done.

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            • #7
              Why not order it online from the manufacture direct?
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              • #8
                I would if I knew how it feels, looks and fits. then to see if I can have it altered. I can do this from the local Cabals

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pvision View Post
                  Hi Again,
                  As I may have mentioned I was told to get Helly Henson outer ware. for my trip this coming June, July and August to, Deadhorse, Denali, Rainy Pass, fishing one or two days on the Kenia, and McCarthy. I cannot find any place locally to purchase Helly Henson. Cabela's has Guideware Gore-Tex and 100 MPH Gore-Tex, How do these compare to Helly Henson?
                  I need it locally to get best fit and then I know I will need some alterations done.
                  I think the Cabela's Guidwear is a bit overkill for your needs. I love my set and it's the best raingear I've ever owned. Tough, durable and with regular washing it still works like new. But it has a light fleece liner so it's not summer or hiking gear. It's also bulky and will eat up a lot of space in your suitcase.

                  In the spring & summer I swtich to my goretex shell (Cabelas Rainy River model???). It's just a goretex shell so I can wear layers underneath depending on weather and activity. Both the top and pants pack down to about the size of a softball. It's my go-to travel raingear. And, again, with regular washing it still works like new.

                  Go with a lightweight, packable goretex shell & pants. Easy to pack/carry for day trips and versatile for any weather condition by tailoring what you wear under it.

                  As far as what I wear under it, since my raingear is breathable I stick with breathable clothes that will wick away any moisture from my body. Light/heavyweight (depending on conditions/activity) polypropelene thermal underwear and fleece are my go-to's. As others have said, no cotton.

                  Regarding brand (Helly Hanson, Cableas, North Face, etc.) as long as you stick with a reputable brand you'll be fine. So don't feel you must get a specific brand. Although I avoid goretex copycats. It never seems to work as good or last as long as "official" goretex material.

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                  • #10
                    That time of year your temps can be 40-90 degrees. So a simple outer shell with layers is best. You really don't need a special gear for the trip, just good gear that works. I have most everything mentioned in the previous posts. I love the Helly Hanson gear for fishing cleans up easy and warm. For the rest of the summer flying, driving, camping I usually just use a light gortex jacket and pants. DENNY

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