The Effect of Textiles on Perceived Physiological Comfort While Backpacking in the Cold

Authors
  • Lynn Baker (Oregon State University)
  • Hsiou-Lien Chen (Oregon State University)
  • Brigitte Cluver (Oregon State University)

Abstract

Clothing is the primary means that wilderness backpackers have to protect themselves from illnesses and injuries that can occur while hiking in the cold. Currently, backpackers are recommended to dress in clothing layers; however, when hiking in the cold, this system may not meet backpackers’ simultaneous, yet conflicting needs for thermal insulation and heat dissipation.

Keywords: textiles, comfort, backpacking

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Baker, L., Chen, H. & Cluver, B., (2013) “The Effect of Textiles on Perceived Physiological Comfort While Backpacking in the Cold”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 70(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2013
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