Tassie clothes

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Going to Tassie next month and will be there until Easter,need some advice on clothing,i need to buy a waterproof jacket, any ideas on other clothing would be very helpful.
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Reply By: Australian Landscape Jewellery - Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015 at 19:11

Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015 at 19:11
More info needed. What will you be doing in Tasie?
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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015 at 19:58

Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015 at 19:58

We were there mid winter last year, being from WA we had never experienced such cold weather.

Think thinner layers - rather than thick clothing. It is more versatile and it is easier to pack.

E.g. Singlet/t-shirt, shirt, windcheater/thin jumper jacket. If it gets warm you take off layers, if it gets cold you add them.

The idea is it creates layers of warm air which insulate you.

I never wear a jumper and all I wore was a thermal singlet, shirt and jacket (did wear mole skins on the bottoms). The thermal singlet was the best - got it from LOWES around $20 bucks. Kids wore similar and never felt cold. Wife wore thermal leggings under her jeans, and the same as us on the top.


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Reply By: Member - Wildmax - Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015 at 20:51

Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015 at 20:51
Yep, layering is the trick....in that period of your planned visit (or even in one day) you can experience all four seasons in Tas, and many people who go bushwalking have come to grief by not being prepared for all conditions.
It can get really hot (seriously!) and then turn to cold rain and sleet all on one day - we went from knee deep snow to clear skies and warm sunshine and then sleet and slush in one six-day hike through Cradle Mtn.
Tasmania is fantastic place to visit - or to live as we do - and is blessed with the most amazing scenery. Glad to see you are taking the time to see the place thoroughly, as so many people have the false impression that it is a small island and can be toured in a few days.
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Reply By: Member - johnat - Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015 at 21:44

Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015 at 21:44
Probably best to wear some ... and the layers are the answer.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Thursday, Sep 03, 2015 at 03:30

Thursday, Sep 03, 2015 at 03:30
Tassie shows a lot of variation.

Uses the Places page here to get av. mins & maxes by month for a given location.
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Thursday, Sep 03, 2015 at 07:45

Thursday, Sep 03, 2015 at 07:45
Good trick is to buy locally when you get there. Shops will stock suitable clothing and you'll be talking to people who know what is required.

As stated layers are the go and thermals are a great place to start. Need awindproof outer layer as that ice wind will go through you.

Enjoy - great place and I think you have picked the best time of year for weather. Don't underestimate it though.

I have been snowed in at xmas in lake St Claire and another time made snowmen on Mt Wellington on xmas day

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Reply By: Member - John and Lynne - Thursday, Sep 03, 2015 at 08:00

Thursday, Sep 03, 2015 at 08:00
Don't forget a hat for sun and a beanie for cold. You might need both in one day. It is worthwhile to invest in a really good quality rain proof jacket. You will wear it a lot and cheap ones are going to be hot and sticky and tear at vital times. Make sure it is roomy enough for all those layers! Also try to buy thermal layers that are machine washable. Some can be tumble dried as well. If you are travelling you don't want complicated laundry! Lynne
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Reply By: humpback - Thursday, Sep 03, 2015 at 08:06

Thursday, Sep 03, 2015 at 08:06
Thankyou to everybody who took the time and replied great feedback.
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Reply By: Australian Landscape Jewellery - Thursday, Sep 03, 2015 at 11:27

Thursday, Sep 03, 2015 at 11:27
Ditto for what everyone has said re layering. Check Uniqlo online for Heattech stuff. Very reasonable prices, well made, dries fast.
microfleece stuff is excellent warmth for weight but often lets some wind through so needs a nylon jacket over the top for windy days.
Think about shoes. I like walking sandals plus lightweight waterproof runner like shoes for cold wet weather. Those with goretex in them are good but pricey.
This mob have good sandals for serious walking at good prices.
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