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This automn I am planing trip to a mountain region in the outbacks of China - walking about 2 weeks, most of the time in the wild. The area is quite high (up to 4500 metres) and I should expect close to freezing temperatures the higher I get. The area is also very humid - it is expected to be foggy, and rain practically every day. The terrain is also quite difficult - hard to find hunters trails, walking practically in the jungle and so.
Picking the right equipment is crucial for success, and this is where i should ask for your help. I am looking for the best stuff to take with that fits the conditions, preferably to be as light as possible. Money is not a problem, expensive stuff is fine as long as it's good.
So my questions are:
1. What kind of a jacket should I take? Is a goose down jacket with poliyester outlining good enough for these conditions or should I go for something else? I prefer goose down as it is very light, however I'm afraid it's just not going to as effective when wet.
2. Ditto for sleeping bag. I have a polyester sleeping bag with a comfort level of -2 celsius degrees. Considering that I will not encounter any sub-zero temperatures, do you think it should be enough? From my limited experience, the companies are quite "liberal" in their ratings.
3. Any more advice on good equipment to take? Especially on what materilas, which companies etc.
Thank you for any advice you might provide! Ari