Short days, seasonal merriment and sub-zero temperatures – some of the best and worst things about these dark December months. But don’t let the latter ruin the rest; come prepared and turn the other cheek when icy winds come knocking with this handy guide to layering.
1. Base Layer
Your base layer is your very own secret weapon. Without it, you’re going to sweat a whole lot more while active, and be as cold as Christmas when stationary, so choose wisely. All base layers have different qualities, but they all share one vital function, which is to regulate your body temperature by wicking away moisture and keeping you comfortable and dry. An ordinary t-shirt will not keep you warm in the same way, and when you start to sweat, a good base layer will never let you down. Mountain Warehouse offers great base layers and you can choose from synthetic thermal material or merino wool. These are available with either zip necks or round necks and are the key to feeling winter-wonderful in the Great Outdoors this season. Pair with matching base layer pants for unbeatable defence against the cold.
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2. Mid Layers
An effective mid layer will provide great insulation by working hand in hand with your base layer to trap air between layers, resulting in enhanced warmth and comfort. Mountain Warehouse stock a great variety of fleece mid layers designed to keep you warm when the weather isn’t. Microfleece is the ideal mid layer, as it is lightweight and highly breathable. Warmth without weight is important, especially during active use, and fleece is ideal for keeping you warm without restricting your movement. Our popular fleeces are a highly versatile choice, performing just as well in active use as it does on those lazier days.
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3. Outer Shell
Last but certainly not least, you’ll need a great outdoor jacket. This snowproof or waterproof layer is your main defence against the elements, keeping you insulated and dry at all times. Mountain Warehouse offers a variety of stylish, feature packed ski jackets and ski trousers to keep you comfortable and dry at all times. Our versatile 3 in 1 jackets and waterproof jackets are the last word in truly practical style this season. Anyone at any level of experience and budget can experience true winter warmth this season, with Mountain Warehouse’s great prices and varied outdoor essentials. For even more warmth and style, check out our superb selection of accessories – from brilliant beanies to lovely gloves, you’ll be spoilt for choice this winter.
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