Temperatures inside Fiordlands huts in November

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Temperatures inside Fiordlands huts in November

Postby nwphil » Tue 09 Oct, 2018 4:51 am

Unpredictable as weather is, one can only guess-estimate either by previous years and/or experience - that's why coming here asking for local folks about their own regarding bringing the right temp rating sleeping bag
We will be walking Kepler and then Milford and Routeburn starting on November 13th - my question is should a bring a 40F / 4C synthetic bag plus a liner that gives maybe increase the range another 10C (we will have merino underpants too) or just go for a 20F/ -6C down bag? Sure everyone is different regarding cold tolerance, but the concern here is a bit more with volume and weight of choosen bag
Any input/feedback will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Temperatures inside Fiordlands huts in November

Postby nwphil » Tue 09 Oct, 2018 10:59 pm

PS: I will not hold anyone accountable if I end taking the wrong/less suitable rating bag; after all still is my decision. 8)
Just trying to get amore accurate description of temps of hut's forms.
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Re: Temperatures inside Fiordlands huts in November

Postby wayno » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 3:19 am

i go +6 comfort rating, with a down jacket for backup, but never needed the jacket, but you still might. if the forecast is good, +8. but i'm used to the weather. people from hot climates notice the cold more
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Re: Temperatures inside Fiordlands huts in November

Postby nwphil » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 8:33 am

Thanks Wayno
I can handle most weather, but my wife not so much.
hmm.... that means the 40F bag will be at its limits.
Well, good to know from 1st hand experience hikers. Thanks
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Re: Temperatures inside Fiordlands huts in November

Postby wayno » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 8:44 am

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Re: Temperatures inside Fiordlands huts in November

Postby nwphil » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 9:24 am

Thanks - I use it quite often too
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Re: Temperatures inside Fiordlands huts in November

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Sat 13 Oct, 2018 9:10 am

Those great walks huts are heated if the temp drops too much I think?

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Re: Temperatures inside Fiordlands huts in November

Postby wayno » Sat 13 Oct, 2018 9:41 am

Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:Those great walks huts are heated if the temp drops too much I think?

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there is a stove in the main eating area but its doesnt heat the whole space well on a cold day at all...
the bunk rooms have no heating and are often seperated from the main room by at least a wall orare on a different level , or are in a completely seperate building in bigger huts.
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Re: Temperatures inside Fiordlands huts in November

Postby nwphil » Sat 13 Oct, 2018 12:03 pm

wayno wrote:i go +6 comfort rating, with a down jacket for backup, but never needed the jacket, but you still might. if the forecast is good, +8. but i'm used to the weather. people from hot climates notice the cold more

I doubt Oregon can be called a hot climate....but all depends when and where in Oregon too 8)
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