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babs1 April 4th, 2009 09:45 AM

coats/jackets in alaska
 
what kind of jacket/coat should I bring? I am cruising Alaska 7/4-11, and need to know if a spring coat will do, or a winter jacket?
thanks

Yukon April 4th, 2009 09:51 AM

You should dress in layers so you can be comfortable in everything from low 40s to high 70s. A bulky jacket isn't needed when you layer properly.

Donna April 4th, 2009 07:51 PM

If you are planning any kind of glacier hike, then the warmer jacket may be needed. Sometimes, they will profide the real warm jackets, otherwise just layer like the previous poster suggested. Pack some t-shirts and sweat shirts and you should be fine. Don't forget some kind of rain gear as well.

Mary Kay Gibson April 6th, 2009 05:42 AM

I will be on the same cruise and wondered the same thing. Thanks!

Mary Kay Gibson April 10th, 2009 06:00 AM

I have never been but all I read they say to wear layers. My Mom and I will bring just a light jacket.

Rev22:17 April 14th, 2009 08:26 PM

Re: coats/jackets in alaska
 
babs1,

Quote:

Originally Posted by You
what kind of jacket/coat should I bring? I am cruising Alaska 7/4-11, and need to know if a spring coat will do, or a winter jacket?
thanks

1. In Ketchikan and Juneau, and along the associated segment of the inside passage, you are likely to encounter temperatures in the upper 50's to middle 60's F (middle to upper teens C) and rain, so you'll need a waterproof windbreaker or spring/fall jacket.

2. Calving of glaciers provides a steady supply of ice into the bays where they meet the ocean, ensuring that those bays remain full of ice water, which has a temperature of 32 F (0 C), and the air above them is not much warmer. While viewing glaciers, you will want a winter jacket, hat, and gloves. The same is true of any shore excursion in which you fly in a helicopter that lands on a glacier.

3. In Anchorage and Fairbanks, clear weather and temperatures in the 80's are common.

Norm.


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