For the ultimate in lightweight warmth, without having to rely on a bulky jacket to do all the work, think about three layers to take you through the day, whatever the weather and terrain. With a skin, mid and outer layer you’ll be able to regulate your body temperature, to stay cool through bursts of activity and warm when you slow down.
Silky-soft and luxurious, a breathable skin layer will wick moisture away from your body and regulate your temperature. Merino and merino-blend fabrics are naturally odour-resistant and quick-drying.
Handy hint: icebreaker skin layers come in a range of weights. The bigger the number, the warmer you’ll be.
Wrapping your body in comfort, an insulating mid-layer will add a buffer zone for moisture and a shield from the cold. Vests and tops in innovative fabrics such as RealFLEECE® offer natural, lightweight insulation, and pack away easily.
Warm and lightweight, a protective outer layer will provide a barrier from the elements, while still allowing your body to move and breathe freely. A jacket in a technical fabric such as MerinoLOFT™ will provide a warm, breathable and natural alternative to synthetic insulation, with a durable protective finish.
Different snow sports call for different layering strategies. For endurance activities, choose technical design elements that combine core insulation with zoned heat-dumping. Or for short bursts of activity in-between cooling down, choose layers in heavier weights that will wick moisture away when you sweat but keep you warm in-between.