The key to staying warm is layering, and it’s really quite simple – the more layer you put on, the warmer you’ll be. This is because air gets trapped between each layer, acting as insulation.
Read more: The Layering System – How To Layer Clothing
When we talk about layering clothing, we usually refer to three layers – baselayers, mid-layers and outer layers, although you can have as many or as few layers as you need. We’ve provided a little more info about each layer.
This is the layer that goes against your skin and traps air against your body. Baselayers are usually made from stretchy, figure-hugging material that should also be breathable to allow material to escape away from your body. You shouldn’t wear a t-shirt as a base layer as this will likely retain moisture and make you cold.
Read more: What are Baselayers? A Guide to Thermal Wear