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Stay Warm When the Temperatures are Low: What to Wear While Backpacking a Winter Without Snow - Womens Clothing [20°F+] -- Mountain Matron

Posted on February 26, 2018 at 7:35 PM

Stay Warm When the Temperatures are Low: What to Wear While Backpacking a Winter Without Snow - Women’s Clothing [20°F+] -- Mountain Matron

High 50°F - Low 20°F

Backpacking into Havasu Canyon via Hualapai Hilltop in February; campfires are prohibited, intermittent wind is expected, chances of rain are predicted, and low evening temperatures are prevalent. This can prove extremely difficult for someone that gets cold quickly. The list below allows preparation for cold weather; highlighting multiple layers, and fundamental fabrics.

If you leave your home ready for a backpacking trip without considering the weather you’re going to be miserable, and possibly, in some serious danger. The women’s clothing recommendations below can be utilized for backpacking with a tent in winter lows without snow [20°F+]. (affiliate links are included as they do not apply cost to our audience, do allow for a visual reference, and additionally, help this website offer articles as this one.)

Head - to - Toe 

  • North Face Knit Hat + Trucker Hat
  • Icebreaker Merino Long Sleeve Half Zip
  • Minus33 Merino Expedition Heavyweight Crew
  • White Sierra Fleece Vest
  • Columbia 650 TurboDown Hooded Jacket
  • Soft Shell Jacket or Plastic Rain Poncho
  • Eddie Bauer Flux Pro Touchscreen Gloves
  • Under Armour ColdGear Compression Leggings
  • Arctix Mesh Lined Snowboard Cargo Pants
  • Farm to Feet Midweight Wool Boot Sock
  • Ahnu Montara Boots
  • Missing Item: Wool Scarf or Neck Gaiter - Bring one.


Cost, performance, weight, and weather are all factors when considering clothing for your outdoor experience. This list is intended only as a guide. View our Amazon link for the best price available for each item above.


Down and wool fabrics are not for everyone in our audience and we would appreciate any choices available as an alternative. Please leave all recommendations in the comment section below.

Disclosure: As with any outdoor activity you need to plan properly and adhere to all National, State and City ordinances. We only offer an insight to our own experiences and do not take any responsibility for you or any persons accompanying you on this or any outdoor recreation activities listed on this website or any other Mountain Matron Social Outlets.

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