Need access to a heavy winter coat at Incheon for Seoul day-long transit
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Jan 8, 2013 9:27 PM Last Post By: Hanguk
Jan 6, 2013 9:44 AM
Sure I can always throw away the coat at ICN if I leave with it from LAX or buy it there in ICN, but that is neither sensible nor economical. Just wondering if anyone had any ideas cuz I ain't got no mo.
Jan 6, 2013 1:34 PM
1I'd actually go with layers. Have various sized clothes accessible in your hand luggage/carry-on and at least two with long sleeves and some type of heat/hood.
Layers are usually more effective tan big heavy things anyway, as you can vary them as you need, and they trap warm air in between the layers.
It will depend a bit on the weather of the day, but I found Seoul in winter mostly dry-cold.
Jan 6, 2013 11:16 PM
Jan 7, 2013 1:24 AM
Jan 8, 2013 10:51 AM
4Just bring a light Gortex type of Jacket , this will keep the wind out and have a cheap long sleeved thermal top and a light fleece , along with a cheap throw away set of thermal hat and gloves you should be fine ..
I brought similar with me for the Indian Himalayas last January and it was more or less perfect ...
I also found the Gortex Jacket great during Monsoon downpours later on in South East Asia ...
So it's just a case of leaving the cheap thermal stuff in Seoul as somebody else mentioned with somebody who needs it , just because South Korea is an affluent Country , there are still people who are poor and would welcome such Winter clothing , you should be able to donate what you don't need via a local charity ...
Jan 8, 2013 9:27 PM
5CMBurns has a good idea, buy a thriftstore coat at home and give it to someone.
In fact, the best way for you to/from Seoul and the airport is to take the AREX. It travels between the airport and Seoul Station. Around Seoul Station, there are quite a few homeless people (hard to miss, though they mostly keep to themselves). So, give your coat to one of these guys and hop on your train.
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