Since I'm getting into touring I will soon want to start looking at touring specific clothing that may make longer tours more enjoyable.
I am wondering how much, and what types of clothing you carry on tour. My first thought is to get a few pair of nice wool biking socks and (since I'm in a hammock) a nice thin wool jacket/hoodie. Any idea on the best options for these two would be awesome.
Opinions on wool vs synthetic?
I want to be ready for most conditions. Obviously if I tour in Florida it's going to be different gear than I carry in New York, but I've been in Florida when it's 50 degrees outside and not been prepared with what I carried. It made for a miserable trip.
Would your opinions of what to bring change if you were sleeping in a hammock with only a sleeping pad for insulation?
A little off topic, but how does everybody handle washing clothing on tour, I can find a water spicket, but how often and how to bring along soap, etc would be nice to know. I'm sure this also depends on weather.