Clothing in the Amazon

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Clothing in the Amazon

Postby annietraveller101 » Mon May 12, 2014 8:21 am

Hi there,
can anyone tell me why we're asked to wear loose long pants in the Amazon & will cargo pants be ok? Thanks!
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Re: Clothing in the Amazon

Postby helen&dwight » Mon May 12, 2014 6:56 pm

the reason for loose pants - would be because if your pants are tight you will be hot. And the reason for long pants its because if you do the jungle walk there are plants that could rub on your legs and you might get some kind of reaction to them.
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Re: Clothing in the Amazon

Postby graybeard » Tue May 13, 2014 6:16 pm

Lightweight, quick dry long pants and long sleeve shirts are actually cooler b/c they protect the skin from the intense sun, plus if the bugs are biting, they also help with that. Avoid cotton as it seems most "cargo" pants are. When you are in your lodge, shorts and T's can be fine. But when out hiking or in the boats along the river, the long pants/long sleeve work.

This worked fine for me for a 5 day trip. Some of the folks that wore cotton T's regretted the decision.
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Re: Clothing in the Amazon

Postby annietraveller101 » Thu May 15, 2014 7:22 am

Thanks so much for your feedback Helen&dwight & greybeard! This is very helpful :)
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