I am traveling to Oslo in June on business. I am trying to plan what outerwear to pack, but am struggling due to the quick-changing weather and my unfamiliarity with street clothes in Norway. Hoping someone might be able to provide suggestions. It is my goal to pack light with "universal" items, that can be worn with anything and used at home in the States when I return.
I plan to wear jeans for the duration of my trip (APC NS). I will have basic t-shirts, OCBDs, 1 navy sweater and 1 grey sweater to layer with. I expect to go on some trips to the fjords in the day, and to the clubs and bars at night.
I have been debating purchasing a Barbour Bedale for quite some time. I figure this would be the warmest jacket I would need for anything encountered in Norway at that time.
I have thought about a Baracuta G9, but have never had the chance to look at one in person. I am not sure about the jacket's suitability for rain, and ideally I do not need something as warm as the Bedale...
Ideally, I'd like to only pack 1 or 2 jackets to get along for the month. How do you feel about these options, and do you have any others that might be better?
Lastly - shoes... I would like to take one pair of shoes suitable for walking around town as well as hitting the clubs. Again, I'm aiming for something a bit water resistant, and universal - okay in Europe and okay in the states. I think brown would go with anything, and Chromexcel would be decent in the rain. Perhaps a brown Chromexcel PTB? Anything else that might be good?
Edited by mcass - 4/30/12 at 10:29am