Men's clothing for leisure activities in winter

Everyone who is going hiking for the first time, and maybe not for the first time, asks himself a question about how to choose the right clothes to wear while hiking. Men's clothing for leisure activities in winter is not fundamentally different from women’s; the main thing is to adhere to the three-layer concept.

As it becomes clear from the title of the post, it will be a three-layer concept of clothing. Comments for cons attached. The post will be photos of different products, and they should not be considered to be advertising.

A small digression, no matter what brand of clothing you choose, whether budget or premium, the three-layer concept works regardless of the brand.

It is also necessary to report that clothing for hiking is mostly made of synthetic materials, this is due to the fact that synthetics dries faster than natural materials (wool or cotton).

And the meaning of this is very simple:

  1. The clothes, selected on the principle of a three-layer concept, remove moisture from the surface of your skin to the surface of the clothes. Make no mistake, you will perspire as you did before, just the feeling you will be more comfortable;

2. If you dress yourself using several layers, you overlap different temperatures, and weather conditions.

Men's winter clothes: three layers

Now let’s proceed directly with three kinds of layers.

Base layer (thermal underwear)

The task of thermal underwear is to remove moisture from the surface of your skin to the surface of thermal underwear.

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Thermal underwear can be:

Outdoor activities (with moving a lot) and for Passive outdoor recreation (with moving a little);

Summer, spring and autumn, or winter clothes (is being made from Merino wool, the Polartec or Primaloft);

All-synthetic or with the addition of cotton;

Insulation (insulating) layer

Everything is clear here, as the main task is to provide you with heat. And the extra task is to hold moisture from the surface of thermal underwear on the surface of the insulation (fleece manages with this task best of all, softshell also works well), but I note that in contrast to the thermal underwear, insulation and protective layers should not sit tight, there should be an air layer (everything in moderation).

As a warming layer, fleece, synthetic and down jumpers, or softshell are used.

Protective (top, “your hide”) layer

The protective layer is designed to protect you against rain and wind.

The protective layer is membrane windbreakers, jackets and softshell jackets.

The membrane fabric protects you against rain, wind and at the same time it “breathes”.

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There exist a huge variety of membrane fabrics, the most famous are represented by the brand Gore-Tex, the brand name has become a household name as a Jacuzzi or a jeep, when they say Gore-Tex, they mean membrane fabric.