The layering principle is the smart solution for every outdoor activity. Simply add or remove layers depending on your level of physical exertion or the weather. This allows you to react flexibly to changing conditions and regulate your body climate. The basics of layering:
The outer layer protects you from wind and rain. A hard shell jacket should be waterproof and windproof. Breathable materials wick moisture to the outside when you start to sweat during strenuous activities.
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The middle layer stores body heat when you start to cool down. A mid-layer or an insulating jacket should be lightweight, compressible, and dry quickly.
The base layer is in direct contact with the skin. Look out for functional textiles that wick sweat away from the body. They should dry quickly to prevent you from chilling as well as being skin-friendly and odor-inhibiting.
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The right equipment and clever accessories for protection against sun, wind, and rain can make the difference between turning back and pushing on.