I’m going to Alaska in a couple of weeks to do some very remote canoeing for 1 week (110miles). I’m pretty much packed; and am including my “farmer John” type wetsuit, and my very small lightweight backpacking thermorest sleeping pad.
The temperature looks like it will typically be between lower 50’s and mid 70s, but could be cold and rainy (30s for lows; 50s for highs) The water temp will be cold (~lower 40s?). The wetsuit can also be used under the pad for added comfort when I’m sleeping, but won’t be as comfy as my bigger heavier thermorest pad. Your opinion please, Do I:
- keep what I have (wetsuit and small pad) or
- pull the wetsuit and small pad out, replace it with larger pad (and throw in a pair of long underwear)
The weight and space of both options are essentially the same.