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I am somewhat new to hiking. I plan on doing a lot of day hiking (including multiple days in a row) throughout the fall/winter in Northeastern Pennsylvania (snow and average temp: ~30 degrees F).
Any advice on clothing for women (features, styles or brands you'd recommend?)? Specifically: outerpants, middle layer fleece and gaiters.
Outer pants for women? I own base-layers that I use for winter running. So, I am looking for a good outer pants (not snowpant). Someone had mentioned arc'tercyx, which seem fancy but neat. Or, carhartt, which seems like it would be fine, but I do not see a style for women...though I'd consider a men's pair. I'd prefer to spend less than $100.
Some features I would like to have include durability and stretch/flexibility. Based on my summer/fall hikes, I feel I want cargo pockets... though perhaps in winter my coat pockets are sufficient? Any advice?
Middle-layer fleece? What about advice for fleece middle layers? I have a good base layer and a reasonable shell. I am wondering about good fleece as a middle layer.
Gaiters? I plan to wear my regular hiking boots that are decent in winter. Should I consider getting gaiters?
Thanks for any thoughts or wisdom you can pass along!