We have long heard that layering is the key to keeping warm in the winter months BUT what does that mean exactly? It means finding the right balance between base layers, vests or sweaters, and jackets and pants without trapping in the cold or feeling like a dough boy. Your first layer should be snug fitting base layer top and bottom (not cotton-you know the old saying “cotton kills”). Look for base layers that have a quarter zip around the neck for easy heat venting, and thumb holes like those found in Hot Chilly’s (you would be surprised in the difference a few inches of fabric can make). Then add a thin vest (we love thin down vests) to keep your core warm. Top it off with either an insulated shell or a light weight shell (depending on the activity and how much body heat you will be generating. A good wool sock, like Point6, and a hat are key to keeping your body heat stable and toes warm!
With layering, the goal is to wick sweat and moisture away from your body while keeping body heat in. Come in and let our expert staff help you pick layers that are just right to keep you and your family active and warm this winter!