Essential outdoor principal
Being as dry and comfortable as possible is key to enjoying the outdoors, and layering your clothing properly will help you balance your temperature throughout your activities.
Understanding and planning your layering is vital because:
- Too little clothing will make you cold, and possibly put you in danger
- Having too much clothing will make you overheat
- Layering incorrectly or with the wrong materials will not allow perspiration to escape which will make you uncomfortable and eventually cold as the perspiration condenses and cools on your clothing.
The layer closest to your skin which helps ‘wick’ sweat (see wicking) away from your skin. In very warm weather a base layer may be all you need.
You may add or remove a warmth layer depending on the weather you encounter or your activities. A good warmth layer should be: lightweight, warm, quick drying and let perspiration escape from your base layer while still being insulating
This layer will protect you from the worst of the weather and it should be: Waterproof, windproof and highly breathable to allow perspiration to escape form the base and warmth layers.
When choosing your clothing it is important to think about:
What weather you are likely to encounter – you may not need an outer layer if the weather is good and you aren’t far from comfort if it does change.
What activities you are going to be doing (have a look at our products and you will see suggested activities to give you an idea of what the product is suitable for) – high aerobic activities may only need a base layer and outer layer if the weather is bad as you will be generating a high level of warmth, but you may need a warmth layer for periods of rest.
How much weight you are willing to carry – you can prepare for every eventuality but you may find you don’t get far because of the weight.
To help regulate your body temperature you may also think about core venting.
- 1 | Men's Technical Short Sleeve Crew Neck Tee
Stay cool in the heat and warm in the cold with this close-fitting Men's Technical Short Sleeve Crew Neck Tee.
- 2 | Men's Akka Down Vest
Keep your core body temperature warm and stay protected against the biting cold in this Men's Akka Down Vest.
- 3 | Men's Paclite® II GORE-TEX® Jacket
Whatever your passion, wherever it takes you, tackle it in this lightweight, multi-activity Men's Paclite® II GORE-TEX® Jacket.
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