When it comes to the outdoors, there are three principal layers: Base, Mid and Shell/Outer.

Each layer has its own function.

  • The Base Layer is the layer closest to your skin and manages moisture.
  • The Mid Layer keeps you warm.
  • The Shell/Outer Layer protects you from wind, rain and snow.

Simply mix and match the layers to suit the conditions. If it’s cold and wet, wear all layers. If it’s raining, but it’s warm, wear the Base Layer and the Shell/Outer Layer. If there’s chill in the air, but it’s not windy and/or wet, wear the Base Layer and the Mid Layer.

Experiment with the layers. When it feels good and comfortable, you will know you got it right.