The Three Layers You Need To Stay Warm In Cold Weather

The Three Layers You Need To Stay Warm In Cold Weather

In cold weather, it’s important to protect your skin and eyes and dress effectively to stay warm. This infographic shows us the three layers that can keep you insulated outdoors.

The graphic was created by Column Five Media in tandem with Icebreaker, makers of Merino wool clothing. So it’s heavy on the suggestions for wearing Merino wool, but the graphic still points out the three kinds of layers you should consider: the base layer to wick moisture away, a mid layer to trap heat, and a waterproof outer layer for protection against the cruel elements. In addition to tips like avoiding synthetic fabrics, one important note is to use an outer layer with zippers and vents to let in air, lest you get too hot and perspiration gets trapped inside your jacket.

The Planet D offers additional advice on layering and packing for winter expeditions, and Survival Common Sense offers a review of different clothing materials best wearing outdoors in the winter (they recommend wool as well).


  • These guys really love their Marino fabrics, oh wait what’s that logo at the bottom, is this an ad for icebreaker Marino?

  • Wow, what a crock of poopies.
    What this basically says: “buy wool, buy wool, buy wool”
    Polyester is perfectly fine for all 3 layers.

  • In an Australian Winter?
    If you are anywhere near the coast then a Tee Shirt + Jumper is all you need, plus maybe a spray jacket if it’s actually raining.
    Any more and you just overheat.

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