A padded jacket is quite an important clothing when it comes to trekking. It forms an essential layer to keep you warm on any Himalayan trek, especially on winter or high-altitude treks where temperatures fall below freezing.
This particular padded jacket is a 150 GSM jacket, filled with polyfill. Polyfill means that it is filled with small balls of the hollow fibre, like a bean bag. This ensures the insulation is much better than the normal padded jacket. This jacket is an Indiahikes custom design. You will find baffles in the jacket to give you that extra warmth on a cold day on the trek.
Use this jacket as the topmost layer. You need another two layers inside this to weather the winter cold. In case it is raining, use a raincoat on this jacket. This jacket is not waterproof. It is just water-resistant.
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Points to Note
- Choose one size larger than your normal size since it’s the last layer of clothing, worn above the other layers.
- The rental cost mentioned is for the full duration of the trek.
- An extra deposit amount of Rs.1000(in cash) is charged at the base-camp.
- The gear should be collected at the base-camp.
- Warm padded down-jacket
- Standard fit
- Stowable hand pockets
- Water repellent material