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Old 09-03-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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We will be visiting the Denver/Colorado Springs area in mid October. What type of coat should we bring? Goose down or something lighter? Thanks.
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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We will be visiting the Denver/Colorado Springs area in mid October. What type of coat should we bring? Goose down or something lighter? Thanks.
I really had to laugh here. (Not at you, OP.) This is at least the third thread on the Denver/Colorado boards in the last few days about October weather.

Unless you are planning to go up to the top of Pike's Peak, you will not need a down jacket. Even for that, you will either be in some sort of conveyance (cog railroad/car) or hiking, so you'll be warm enough. Even if it snows in Denver/COS, it will be fairly warm, and likely gone in a day. Bring a lightweight jacket and some sturdy waterproof shoes, e.g. leather hiking boots or similar.
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Weather in October can be really nice or really cold. You'll need to wait until about a week before you travel before you visit and check out the forecast. Bring clothes to layer as the (usually) warm day will turn into a cool to cold night.

It also depends on where you are from. Cold is a relative measure. If the temps are in the high 30s or low 40s (which is the normal nighttime temp.), people from a warm climate might find it frigid, while people from Colorado will be wearing just a medium-heavy jacket.
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Centennial State
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It also depends on where you are from. Cold is a relative measure. If the temps are in the high 30s or low 40s (which is the normal nighttime temp.), people from a warm climate might find it frigid, while people from Colorado will be wearing just a medium-heavy jacket.
And some people are just more susceptible to the cold than others. If I was moving from a place like Phoenix, Arizona to Denver, Colorado, I would make sure to buy a reasonably priced goose down coat (first time I've heard those words; had to Google), a jacket with middle ground between a windbreaker and the goose down, and then something itself on the windbreaker level.

I get sleepy with it's cold and I'm more active when it's really hot. Some people are this way, some people are the opposite, some people aren't sleepy in either condition. Sometimes I have to wear my near-goose down coat inside because companies keep their A/C on at such a high rate.

This is the first week I thought I might need my coat that is at a near goose down insulation scale. It was the mid 60's or high 50's yesterday morning. The highs only in the 70's (Fahrenheit of course). That winter's chill is definitely here ;D.



That's kind of similar to something I wear but it's a bit shorter and hugs my body less. ;D And I'm a tiny Asian girl so it's oversized for my comfort.
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