02. LAYER PRINCIPLE LAYER PRINCIPLE

CLOTHING IS USED TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT SURROUNDING YOUR BODY THAT ALLOWS YOU TO CONTINUE TO FUNCTION AND STAY COMFORTABLE. YOUR CLOTHING SHOULD PROTECT YOUR BODY AND HELP MAINTAIN ITS OPTIMAL TEMPERATURE EVEN WHEN THE OUTSIDE CONDITIONS ARE VERY COLD, VERY HOT OR VERY WET.

The basic thought is that you want to sweat as little as possible and stay dry as much as possible. To generate this your clothing must transport moisture away from the skin, hold dry warm air close to the body and keep rain and snow out. The three-layer-system enables you to regulate your body temperature yourself by taking off or putting on garments as changing weather or intensity of work demand.

 

How it works from inside out:

 

 

Layer 1 - Base Layer

Layer 1 clothing keeps you both warm in the cold, cool in the heat and dry all year around. It transports moisture away from the skin and distributes it on the outside of the garment, where it either evaporates or is passed on to the next layer.

 

Layer 2 - Mid Layer

Layer 2 clothing helps you retain heat by trapping air close to your body. It provides insulation and warmth while transporting moisture and excess heat to the next layer or into the surrounding air.

 

Layer 3 - Outer Layer

Layer 3 clothing protects you from wind, rain and cold. At the same time it allows surplus heat and moisture from the layers underneath to continue its way from the body into the outside world.