How Do I Choose Base Layers?
Base layers are one of the essential pieces of clothing when it comes to layering yourself in cold weather outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, snowshoeing, skateboarding, cycling, and any other winter sports. Outdoor resistance is important especially when you are on long trips. Hence, layering yourself with a proper clothing system keeps you going in an enjoyable and comfortable way.
the foundation for the rest of your garments. The best approach to protect you from the harsh cold weather is to wear three separate layers.
• Base layer that is worn against the skin
• Middle layer that could be a shirt or sweatshirt
• Outer layer that could be waterproof and windproof jacket/hoodies
Each layer serves a unique purpose, and if worn rightly, they all work together to keep you dry, warm, and comfortable while maintaining body heat. Shimano
, Gore wear
offer a huge collection of boxers, briefs, pants and tights.
There are lightweight, mid weight, and heavy weight base layers that you can choose according to your needs. Next, the material of the base layer is another important consideration. There are generally three materials that are widely used in base layers such as synthetic, wool, and silk.