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Mastering the Art of Layering for Outdoor Adventures

by Jason Crowley 06 Feb 2024

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Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a weekend warrior, understanding the art of layering is crucial for any outdoor enthusiast. Proper layering keeps you comfortable and protects you from the elements, enabling you to enjoy your adventures to the fullest.

Why Layering?

The concept of layering is simple: wear multiple layers of clothing that you can add or remove as weather conditions change. This adaptability is key to maintaining your comfort and safety outdoors.

The Three Essential Layers:

  1. Base Layer: The base layer sits next to your skin and manages moisture. Merino wool base layers are perfect for this, as they wick sweat away from your body, keeping you dry and warm. Visit our friends at Woolove for some of the best 100% merino base layers on the Canadian market. 

  2. Mid Layer: The mid-layer provides insulation, helping to retain heat by trapping air close to your body. Consider our Systems Jackets with a removeable lightweight fleece built in. 

  3. Outer Layer: The outer layer shields you from wind and rain. Our Systems Jackets are also waterproof and breathable to ensure that you stay dry without overheating.

Layering for Different Conditions:

  • Mild Weather: A simple base layer and a breathable outer shell might suffice.
  • Cold Weather: Add a mid-layer to keep warm. For extreme conditions, consider thermal insulated options.

Understanding and adapting your layers based on your activity level and the weather is essential. Always prepare for sudden changes in weather by packing an extra layer.

Explore Our Layering Essentials

Visit our collection of layering pieces that combine functionality with comfort and style, ensuring you're prepared for any adventure.

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