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The Basics : It's all about the Layers
The “layering system” is essentially a way of layering clothes together to ensure you are comfortable during outdoor activity.
This could be to keep you warm or to cool you down. Layering often only refers to tops and jackets but you can layer leggings and trousers in the same way. The ulitmate goal is to regulate you body temperature to remain comfortable during changing conditions.
The reason wearing multiple thin layers will keep you warmer than a single thicker layer is because warm air is trapped between the layers acting as an insulator. If you were then to remove a layer you would reduce the amount of heat trapped which would cool you down.
The benefit of using a layering system is that you can prepare for many eventualities that may arise. If the weather is nice before you set out then you can pack you bag with clothing that can keep you warm and dry whilst wearing a base layer. You won’t overheat and if the temperature was to drop, or it started raining, you have what you need.
The base layer is the first layer that sits directly against your skin. A base layers two main function are to regulate your body temperature and wick away moisture from the skin.
A base layer is your first layer of protection against the elements and will provide a small amount of warmth. A base layer should also ‘wick’ or ‘transport moisture or sweat’ away from the body. This will help to regulate your body temperature as any moisture build up can draw warmth away from your body.
Cotton clothing is not much use as a base layer. Cotton will soak up any moisture that may build up but won’t dry out making you feel very cold. Check out Forcefields Tech 2 Base layers which utilise Be-Cool fabric and Dry yarn technology to offer the ultimate in comfort and performance.