While it's mostly very hot in southeast Asia, I plan to do some hikes that can go up and above 3000m. Considering some of these hikes will be at night in order to catch the sun rise, it'll be pretty cold I assume.

I also plan to rent a motorbike every now and then, and again, probably ride it at night in some occasions, so I'll probably freeze if I don't have anything warm to put on.

Any tips on what to pack to avoid being cold in those circumstances? Anything compact is welcome.

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    Some countries also have very wide temperature range and high humidity, that's different than just altitude cold.
    – blackbird
    Jun 26, 2015 at 2:47
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    A light fleece and a windstopper should do.When you hike you move and hence warm yourself up. On a motorbike the windstopper is what saves you from being cold.
    – JoErNanO
    Jun 26, 2015 at 11:24

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For upper body, you’ll need a windproof, breakable jacket and a medium jacket full of down or synthetic fill.

For lower body, you'll need a pair of gore-tex windproof, waterproof and breathable trousers. Some medium weight polar fleece trousers, some medium weight thermal leggings, a pair of walking trousers (not cotton), some nylon shorts (not cotton) quick-drying and finally, some lightweight long-johns.

And don't forget to protect your head and feet as well with a lightweight warm hat and plastic boots.

Safe hiking! :)

  • Protect your hat? I think you meant head.
    – bobbyalex
    Jun 26, 2015 at 8:08
  • Sorry. It's my typing mistake. I mean head. Thanks!
    – TristaKim
    Jun 26, 2015 at 8:14
  • @TristaKim Nice answer, will definitely investigate all this. +1 for the sexy long johns :D
    – Adrien Be
    Jun 26, 2015 at 13:57

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