Men's Polypro Thermals

Ask any seasoned adventurer if they've ever kept themselves warm and comfortable in a pair of Polypro thermals, and you're almost guaranteed the answer will be yes. Why? Because polypropylene has long been used in the outdoor industry because of its reliability in delivering warmth-without-weight and value-for-money. It is an extremely lightweight and hard-wearing fibre, that regulates body temperature, wicks moisture and is fast drying. Look to our range of men's Polypro thermals if you want a dependable base layer for your adventures without stretching the budget.

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What is polypro and what are the benefits?

Polypropylene is a reliable, hard-wearing material that has been used for manufacturing thermals for decades. It is an extremely lightweight fibre with a high warmth-to-weight ratio, and has excellent resistance to tearing and abrasion, making it well suited to garments designed to be worn as a base layer. It is also moisture-wicking and fast drying, keeping you warm and comfortable while you adventure into the great outdoors.

Are men's polypro thermals suitable for wet weather?

Thermals are designed to be worn next-to-skin as a base layer under the rest of your adventuring get-up. While polypropylene is fast drying and wicks sweat from your body, its performance will be diminished in direct contact with rain. So you can wear them in wet weather, as long as you have a hard-shell outer-layer, like a rain jacket or softshell jacket, with waterproof properties.

Are men's polypro thermals good in cold weather?

Polypropylene provides thermal regulation, due to its low thermal conductivity that protects from external temperatures and reduces body heat dispersion. It also draws moisture away from the skin for ease of evaporation, and is quick drying so you don't' get that damp feeling during activity. With these properties, it is an excellent fabric for base layer undergarments in cold weather activities where you need extra warmth, from everyday use to alpine adventure.

Do men's polypro thermals make a good base layer?

Our men's Polypro thermals deliver best results with a close fit so they are most effective when they are worn as the base layer in your layering system. Use them as thermal underwear. Once you're snug, layer on a mid-piece (like a fleece top or down vest) then a hard-shell outer-layer if you're venturing into conditions that require a protective shield.

Are men's polypro thermals good for outdoor activities?

Polypropylene helps to regulate your core temperature so any time you are venturing outside, especially in cold weather, our men's Polypro thermals will keep you warm and comfortable. They will also draw moisture away from the skin and are fast drying, so if you're hiking the trails, climbing that rock face or just busy around town, you won't get that damp feeling from activity.

Are men's polypro thermals lightweight?

Polypropylene is an extremely lightweight fibre and has the lowest specific weight (0.91g/cm) of all textile fibres. It is 40% lighter than cotton. This is what gives it such a high warmth-to-weight ratio and makes it an effective base layer.



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