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Layering guide

How to dress in layers - tips for staying warm in all weather conditions
 

Layer 1 - base layer

The layer closest to your you body, such as long underwear, underwear, or socks.

Layer 2 - mid layer

Insulated garments that you wear between layer one and layer three.

Layer 3 - shell layer

Protects you from wind, rain, and snow while evaporating moisture from the layers underneath.

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Dress in layers on your winter adventures!

Whether you're climbing mountains, wrestling bears, or walking the dog, we have the perfect clothes for your adventures. Learn how to stay warm with these simple tricks.

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Layer 1 - base layer

– The garment you wear closest to your body, such as base layers, underwear, or socks. The base layer's primary job is to help wick moisture and keep you warm whatever temperature.

Remember: 
icon-checkmark.svg The garment fit should be snug without being too tight
icon-checkmark.svg The garment's ability to transport moisture
icon-checkmark.svg In colder weather, choose our warmest base layer - Hiball Waffle Baselayer
icon-checkmark.svg In warmer weather, bamboo, wool or synthetic material are preferable.

Avoid:
icon-checkmark.svg Cotton because the material absorbs moisture and is an extremely poor insulator when damp.

We recommend

Base layers

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For: those who want a cool, lighter long underwear

Bambooskin™ is a durable year-round underwear from RVRC® in a super comfortable bamboo and spandex blend. Bamboo is naturally odorless. Airy and light, really comfortable against the body.

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For: highly active people who need a year-round long underwear with excellent moisture transportation.

The Fuse Merino Base Layer is a super comfortable base layer-set with a hood. The soft merino wool mix is super stretchy, fast-drying, and moisture-wicking, perfect for chilly days in the mountains.

The Sneaky Balaclava is a versatile base layer with a built-in balaclava. The balaclava can be used in many different ways.

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For: those who need a warmer base layer on cooler days.

The Hiball Waffle Base Layer - The waffle pattern on the inside forms small air pockets that retain air for excellent insulation, making it one of our warmest base layers.

Top picks: base layers

Layer 2 - mid layer

– Layer 2 is worn between the inner layer and the protective shell layer. The perfect mid layer transports the moisture further away from layer 1 while keeping the body heat so you wont get cold.

Think of:
icon-checkmark.svg The insulation of the mid layer comes from the air that the material contains.
icon-checkmark.svg In cold weather - use double mid layers.
icon-checkmark.svg In warmer weather - use a thinner mid layer.
icon-checkmark.svg Can be used as a lighter jacket.
icon-checkmark.svg Adjust layer 2 according to the temperature and activity.
icon-checkmark.svg Both synthetic and wool materials are suitable in a mid layer.

Tip! Down heats extremely poorly when it gets wet and takes a long time to dry. Therefore, have a rain jacket ready to put over the down jacket on rainy days.

We recommend

Sweaters, fleece, hoodies & down jackets

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For: active people who want lighter layers for their adventures. They are also easy to pack.

The Trekker Fleece with half-zipper is a versatile fleece suitable for all adventures. It is light and easy to pack and provides great warmth in cold weather. Insulates well against the cold despite its lightness.

The Illusion Hoodie is a sturdy, durable, great-fitting fleece made from Hypershell® Prostretch ™ fabric. This fleece is suitable for demanding outdoor activities such as climbing and hiking.

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For: those who need a little extra warmth and great comfort.

The Tornado Hoodie is a durable knitted fleece and softshell combination and offers both comfort and warmth.

The Bigfoot Fleece is an exceptionally soft pile fleece made from a durable, wool-like material. Adjustable at the bottom and with 5 zip pockets. Bigfoot Pile Fleece is a warm and snuggly everyday fleece that’ll become your best friend during a hiking trip, in the city, or at home.

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For: those who feel frozen and need extra warmth during their adventures.

 The Flex Down Jacket is made in a durable 4-way stretch fabric, making it super comfy, and it follows your every move during outdoor adventures. Filled with RDS-certified down and protected with a PFC-free DWR for water repellency. Equipped with 3 outer pockets with zipper closing and 2 larger inner pockets.

Top picks: mid layer

Layer 3 - shell layer

– Clothes that protect you from wind, rain and other elements, while retaining heat from the inner layers.

Think of:
icon-checkmark.svg Buy a size too big so you can fit all the layers underneath.
icon-checkmark.svg Ventilation zippers release excess heat and moisture from the body.

Tip! A hood is valuable when the rain and the wind are whipping.

We recommend

Shell jackets & shell pants

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Light water repellent 

For: those who need a durable all-around garment with extra storage that protects you from light rain.

The RVRC GP Pro Jacket 2.0 - The hood, shoulders, sleeves, and elbows are made of water repellent, fast-drying Hypershell® Reinforced™ material, with the remaining areas in four-way stretch fabric for optimal flexibility.

The Wander Pro Jacket is the perfect hybrid hiking jacket. With reinforcements, overexposed parts, and 4-way stretch panels the Wander Jacket is durable and flexible. The versatile design allows for long hikes in diverse terrain. It features 2 hand pockets, 2 extra long chest pockets, and a zippered pocket on the sleeve. The jacket is pre-waxed for water repellency. 

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Water repellent 

For: highly active activities that require good ventilation and water repellency - can withstand heavier rain.

The Hiball Jacket & Pants are made from HyperShell®. It's a softshell with extremely good breathability and really good water repellency. The entire set in 4-way stretch with a thin fleece lining. Hiball has the perfect balance between ventilation and water repellency.

The Silence Proshell Jacket & Pants is a waterproof set with fully taped seams and 4-way stretch. The taped seams together with a Hypershell® Pro membrane makes the set waterproof. The membrane in 4-way stretch it’s both quiet and smooth.

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Waterproof 

For: those who need a completely waterproof jacket or pair of pants with good ventilation. Withstands heavy persistent rain.

The Typhoon Jacket & Pants Packable, lightweight and easy to drag over your clothes on rainy days. The minimalist design does not compromise on features such as full side zippers on the pants and ventilation zippers under the arms on the jacket. This fully waterproof and breathable set is perfect to bring everywhere as it easily stows in its own pocket!

The Cyclone Rescue Jacket & Pants are waterproof, windproof and ventilate extremely well. Cyclone Set is part of the Rescue® series and is equipped with a RECCO® reflector

Top picks: shell layers

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