Layering Explained (The 3 Layer System)

  • katma 24 Oca 2018
  • Knowing how to choose your layers could make all the difference.

    A basic layering system has three important functions: to wick sweat away from the skin; to trap body heat; and to protect you from the weather.

    Each part of your clothing serves a different purpose, and works with the other layers to keep your skin dry, warm and comfortable.

    An effective layering system allows you adjust and regulate your body temperature when active or resting or as weather conditions change.

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  • Kevin Haynes
    Kevin Haynes 14 gün önce +5

    As a hiking newbie, this has been one of the most informative videos I've come across. Thank you...

  • Karen C
    Karen C  +6

    easy video as a reminder of what to wear for layers. Living in Wisconsin, we see temp drop quickly and it's nice to be reminded of what works and what does not.

  • Gerard
    Gerard Yıl önce +18

    Exactly the video I've been searching for. To the point and easy to follow. Cheers from a Kiwi in Korea🇳🇿🇰🇷

  • Chess Gator
    Chess Gator 14 gün önce +1

    Well Done! You might want to replace this video every year with updated suggestions for specific professional quality products! No junk!! Thank you :)

  • Corpus Aesthetics

    Hey! I loved the video! It's so informative! I added it to one of my blog posts. Feel free to check it out.

  • Vitalie Mitul
    Vitalie Mitul 2 yıl önce +23

    The best video watched so far, thx !

  • Bram Verweij

    My base layer wicks moisture, gives the needed warmth when active and is windproof, water-resistant and dries quickly. I bring a second layer for extra warmth when I'm not active.

  • André Deketele 'AstuteComplexTheory'

    This is just the 'official' trekking/mountainering vision of the system. Personally, I use the 7-layer system for the homeless, which I invented based on the insufficient 3-layer system. Simply use thinner layers to trap more hot air. This way also allows for 'poor' clothing to be incorporated, homeless people after all aren't millionaires, and extensive use destroys all clothing, even expensive gear.

  • Saket Narayan
    Saket Narayan 2 yıl önce +9

    As a person who's new to Canada, this was a very helpful video. Thanks for making this!

  • Helskrim

    What would you recommend for people who naturally sweat more? I drip in sweat while only shirt as base, fleece sweatshirt and softshell jacket.

  • Christopher Franklin
    Christopher Franklin 2 yıl önce

    Would you still recommend a 3 layer system above 20,000ft? Or would you put your parka over the 3 layers?

  • Matt
    Matt 3 yıl önce +3

    Good video.

  • TerrorFahrer
    TerrorFahrer Yıl önce +2

    where can i find this red shell layer? looking for a shell on my down jacket 😕

  • Larry Thompson
    Larry Thompson 16 saatler önce

    I wish they would dial back on the sleeve length. I get that we need a bit of over hang but like 5-6 inches? Look at those sleeves.... My arctyrx shell was was too long. To the point it got in the way when uncuffed. And when cuffed it would trap water I honestly have never needed more than an inch or two extra.

  • kwahi greinke

    Should you buy the outer shell a little bit bigger than your normal size?

  • David
    David  +1

    As a guy who lived in Sweden most northern part "norrbotten" and "lappland" all my life, I do understand this system. It's amazing for hiking. Still, for me I'm like... uh, why? Just get a jacket. Anything will do.

  • Jesse Nelson
    Jesse Nelson 2 yıl önce +12

    If you are reading this, just know that you are special. Lets someone know that you love them. Love yourself, love others, and smile. <3

  • WHBJR.
    WHBJR.  +1

    Do I need 3 layer on my lower body?

  • The Devil

    I feel cold only by watching this

  • solmyr2
    solmyr2  +3

    Hey what about pants and extremities ?