Post # 1
I leave for a vacation to Europe very very soon, as in the next few days. Weather report says the highs will be between 55-60 degrees (partly cloudy) throughout my stay. Trying to figure out what to pack.
What do you wear in that weather?
I have jackets like these 3 below and debating which to take… definitely the first one.
Post # 3
@Monkey786: First, I must confess that when I read 55-60 I thought Celsius, which is what most of the world uses, and my immediate answer was ” an air conditioned hotel room”!
It really depends on what you are used to. If you normally have hot weather, you will be that tourist wearing a parka. If you are used to colder weather , you will be the one in shorts and a T shirt.
You won’t need #2= the peacoat.
I would take a hoody, and a lightweight wind and waterproof jacket that you can layer if needed.
We were in Europe a few weeks ago. It was 16C= 60F and that combination was all I needed.
I wore a thin leather jacket on the flight over, but only wore it once on our trip.
Post # 4
I’m from california if that helps, so not used to real cold weather!
Post # 5
@Monkey786: I take the lightest and least possible clothes to leave room for bringing purchases home. If you find you need another layer, you can always buy something in Europe.
Post # 6
Layers! Not the big coat but definitely layers. I say #1 and 3 would both be ideal.
Post # 7
I’d take 1 and 3 if possible. Where are you going?
Post # 8
You’ll want sweaters and scarves. I am always cold but I like to wear layers in case I get warm while walking. The less bulk you have the happier you’ll be.
Post # 9
Are you going to be walking around alot? Because I run in a t-shirt in those temps and get sweaty!
Scarves are popular in Europe and come in handy.
I’d take jacket #1 ONLY and then layers underneath (fleece zip ups, long sleves, scarves, etc).