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A&K Le Boreal cruise in Dec. 2013 - Cold weather gear

Bangalore
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A&K Le Boreal cruise in Dec. 2013 - Cold weather gear

I live in India, and there lies the rub! I don't want to buy cold weather gear that I'll never use again, but I don't want to freeze on the zodiac excursions. Also, paying a whole lot of excess baggage is a concern. My questions are (1) what kind of parka do you get on this cruise? How bulky? Waterproof or water resistant?(2) where can I rent or buy clothes that will be delivered to the ship? (3) Are there inexpensive retail outlets to buy clothing, like K-Mart, Target, etc, for some stuff? Do you need to get specialised clothing.

Will be grateful for all advice and suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: A&K Le Boreal cruise in Dec. 2013 - Cold weather gear

If you take a look to the right side of the screen at the Top Questions - you will find many of the answers to your questions.

Bangalore
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2. Re: A&K Le Boreal cruise in Dec. 2013 - Cold weather gear

Thanks for the tip - however, no response on the point (1) A&K parka, or point (3) on retail outlets that might work out for me.

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3. Re: A&K Le Boreal cruise in Dec. 2013 - Cold weather gear

Retail outlets where ? In your own country ? Or in Ush ?

There are plenty of adventure camping stores in Ush that you can stock up on supplies before a trip.

The website you have booked your trip on has a downloadable brochure that gives details about the parka.

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5. Re: A&K Le Boreal cruise in Dec. 2013 - Cold weather gear

The A&K parka is plenty warm and water resistant. 95% of all passengers on our tour used the A&K jacket. I honestly don't think you need another jacket.

Most people bring snow pants, hats and gloves along with a pair of long underwear and fleece top and/or sweater for underneath the jacket and snow pants.

I am not aware of any easy way to rent the personal warm clothing for underneath the jacket that I mentioned above.

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