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Packing Question: Should I even bother with a jacket

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Packing Question: Should I even bother with a jacket

Hello Thailand Forum

I'll be in Thailand in February. I'll travel to Bangkok, Ayatthua, Kanchanaburi, Chiang Mai, and Hua Hin. My research on weather patterns indicates it's very warm and there is minimal precipitation.

I appreciate these are statistics and not guarantees. I'm trying to pack lighltly. Is there a need for a light jacket in the evenings or early early morning and is a rain jacket also a good idea?

When there is rain, does it take the form of a light shower or is it typically a downpour?

Thanks for your anticpated help.

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1. Re: Packing Question: Should I even bother with a jacket

I think that you would be wise to pack a light jacket. It can get quite cool in Chaing Mai, mornings and evenings.

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Hi

As said above in Chiangmai the weather are cooler at night / early morning. I would suggest some cotton/linen jacket its also good for travel on the planes too.

Happy holiday :-)

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3. Re: Packing Question: Should I even bother with a jacket

You could wait and buy a light jacket when you're there if you need one.

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4. Re: Packing Question: Should I even bother with a jacket

A lightweight foldable raincoat of the "pack a mac" variety would serve both purposes. My wife takes a pashmina for cilly evenings/early mornings. Cheap to buy after you arrive.

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5. Re: Packing Question: Should I even bother with a jacket

If you plan to rent and ride a motorbike, jacket is a form of protection.

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6. Re: Packing Question: Should I even bother with a jacket

And if you plan on seeing a movie in a Thai cinema, you're really gonna need that jacket! They only seem to know of 2 air con settings. 'Freezing' and 'really really freezing'.

Cheers.

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7. Re: Packing Question: Should I even bother with a jacket

If you are going to go out at night to a good restaurant, then I would take a light jacket.

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8. Re: Packing Question: Should I even bother with a jacket

I would definately take a light jacket or cardigan, have had many episodes of being cold in Thailand, recently cold enough to borrow a fleecy jumper for a couple of hours:)

Cathy

Edited: 7:28 am, December 21, 2012
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9. Re: Packing Question: Should I even bother with a jacket

Thank you all for your contributions. I appreciate the input. I will definitely take a couple of "covers" .

Best of the season to everyone. Safe travels.

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