How To Layer

Layering clothing is crucial for the comfort and protection of any adventurer. Each layer has a function to maximise your comfort in the outdoors. This simple concept allows you to make quick adjustments based on your activity level and changes in the weather. Call it an art or call it science, when the cold weather rolls in you'll be glad you learnt how to do it right.

Before we get into the finer details, let's break the layering system down. The base layer manages moisture; the mid layer protects you from the cold and allows your skin to breathe; the outer layer shields you from wind and rain. When the weather changes, you simply add or subtract layers as needed.

Base Layer

This is the layer closest to your body and manages moisture and heat. This layer usually allows for freedom of movement whilst also retaining your body heat to keep you warm and toasty. The material of this layer avoids remaining damp and instead is extremely breathable with quick moisture evaporation. Depending on the location and expected temperature, you can opt for a singlet top or a long sleeved top for extra warmth.