It's important to choose gear that is suited to your activity, climate, and intended use. Use our Buyer's Guides to help you find the right gear for your next adventure!
Everything makes a bit more sense when it's explained to you, so grab some handy 'how to' tips for your next exploration.
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Layering your clothing is essential to maximize your comfort in the outdoors. This simple concept allows you to make quick adjustments based on your activity level and changes in the weather.
Each layer has a function. The base layer manages moisture; the mid layer protects you from the cold; the outer layer shields you from wind and rain. You simply add or subtract layers as needed.
1. Be weight conscious -- wear lightweight,
current-technology fabrics specifically designed for outdoor use.
2. Integrated fit -- Mountain Designs
clothing systems have been designed to integrate and allow dynamic movement, even when wearing many layers. Always try on the full system.
3. Expect to be comfortable -- Our garments and their fabric functions are designed to appeal to your sense of comfort. You will feel comfortable if your skin is warm (or cool) and dry.