Brave the Cold with Military Base Layers
If you are looking for added protection from the elements, you can’t beat military base layers on quality and performance. When you are out on the battlefield, you have to face a variety of different climates and military base layers are designed to offer resistance to extreme temperatures. Base layers are not exclusive to military personnel and are often worn by civilians to ensure they stay dry on outdoor pursuits.
If you are a keen outdoor enthusiast, you will know that the key to keeping warm is layering. Creating a layering system out of a few thin layers is more effective than one heavy garment. You can do this with regular civilian clothing but you will get a better result by using military base layers. Layering your t-shirts and sweaters can lead to an outfit that is both bulky and uncomfortable whereas layering your clothing on top of military base layers will give you the warmth that you need without the weight.
The First Layer
This is the base layer that sits directly next to your skin, wicks away moisture and provides the first layer of insulation.
The Second Layer
This is called the insulating layer as it trapped between the first and third layer and is designed to keep the heat in. A great example of the second layer is a performance fleece. Lightweight but boasting great insulating properties, a performance fleece is an affordable and indispensible item for an outdoor enthusiast.
The Final Layer
When choosing a final layer to throw on over your protective fleece, it is essential to opt for a protective garment that is waterproof. This will not only keep you warm but it will keep the other layers and your body dry.
Some great uses for military base layers include:
There are base layers out there by various brands but the most important aspect when choosing base layers is fit. Nightgear stocks a great range of base layers and other military surplus gear to meet your specific requirements.