Three Winter Layering Essentials: A Guide For Staying Warm In Winter

  • Jan 21, 2020

Being prepared for winter weather is a critical part in keeping you comfortable and safe in frigid winter months. Whether you are on a winter hike, a skiing trip or other outdoor winter events, layering with apparel essentials will help ward off frozen toes and fingers and keep hypothermia at bay. 

These cold-weather apparel items will help you stay active during those cold to the bone days, but will also keep you looking fashionable while you're at it!

Base Layer

Your base layer should lay next to your skin and helps regulate your body temperature. Base layers should have dri-wick technology that helps pulls moisture away from your body. This helps you to stay dry so you can avoid that damp feeling that will most certainly cause you to get quickly chilled. The thickness of your base layer really depends on how hot you normally get, so if you tend to heat up quickly, a light synthetic material may be best for your base layer. If you tend to warm up very slowly, then a thicker, fleece-lined layer would be best for you. 

 

Base Layer Suggestions:

Quadra Long Sleeve Top:  Offering a modern fit and lightweight comfort, it combines a trendy heather look with the technical performance of a breathable micro polyester fabric.

 

Unisex Performance Long Sleeve Winter T-shirt: lightweight Full sleeve Tee shirt is made of 146 gsm Polyester & Cotton and weighs only 4.3 oz.

 

 

Insulating Layer

Your second layer should be your insulating layer. This layer helps maintain your body heat by enclosing the air around your body and insulating you. The insulating layer consists of fleece 1/4 zip or full zips as well as synthetic thermal pants. 

 

Insulating Layer Suggestions:

 

Briggspoint Roots73 Microfleece Jacket: delivers lightweight warmth with anti-pill microfleece construction. 

BRIGGSPOINT Roots73 Mflc Jkt

Cima Knit Jacket: Whether you are warming up, cooling down, taking a walk or running errands, the Cima lets you do it in style.

 

Cima Knit

 

Shell Layer

The shell layer is the outer layer of clothing, meant to repel wind and moisture. This layer helps protect you from the elements, should it be raining or snowing. Your outer layer needs to be water resistant but also includes a lightweight and breathable membrane. You also want to find a piece that offers insulation that keeps the heat from escaping your body. 

 

Shell Layer Suggestions:

 

Beechriver Roots73 Down Jacket: The Roots73 Beechriver Down Jacket is designed with on-trend channel quilting and insulated with an 80% down/20% feather fill for lightweight warmth and comfort. The jacket features easy grip zipper pulls and packs away into a stuff sack for ultimate convenience on the go.

Beechriver Roots73 Down Jacket 

Fernie Hybrid Insulated Jacket: The Mens Fernie Hybrid Insulated Jacket offers superior lightweight warmth for an active lifestyle. A water repellent finish keeps you dry, while reflective details on the sleeve and back add visibility. 

Fernie Hyrbid Insualted Jacket

 

Other Accessories: 

Making sure you heave warm hats, gloves and socks are also of utmost importance when it comes to dressing for the weather. The majority of heat you lose is through your head. Here are some of our favorite cold weather accessories:

Mighty LED Knit Toque: Featuring a removable LED headlight, the Might LED Knit Toque definitely gets your attention. The headlight - which has three brightness settings - pops out of the turn-back cuff for washing and can be charged with a USB cable.

Mighty LED Knit Toque

Maplelake Roots73 Mittens: Bundle up in style with the comfy Maplelake Knit Mittens. Designed for decoration, these fully fleece-lined mittens feature fold-up cuffs that are ideal for your brand.

Maplelake Roots73 Mittens

Do you need ideas for cold weather gear? Our team at Pica Marketing Group has hundreds of layering options to fit any need, budget or style with a wide variety of on-trend decoration options! Contact us at paul@picamakretinggroup.com and let us know how we can help!