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Layer up and go with Hi-Tec’s essentials

by Tania Griffin

Layering is a crucial aspect of dressing during outdoor adventures, no matter the season. The materials and fabrics used may vary, but the importance of layering is always constant. It comes in handy during winter when the weather changes rapidly.

Being able to adjust clothing layers enables individuals to adapt to changing conditions. For instance, hikers or runners can easily remove a layer if they feel hot to avoid overheating. Similarly, if the temperature drops or the wind picks up, they can add extra layers for additional warmth.

It’s also advisable to wear long-sleeved shirts, pants and UV-protective clothing to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays. By layering strategically, you can stay cool, protected and enjoy your outdoor activities.

“It’s important to be prepared for any weather condition when it comes to dressing up. Layering is an art that allows you to add or remove clothing items as needed, whether it’s to keep warm in the cold or stay cool in the heat. Hi-Tec has a great selection of apparel that provides the flexibility to dress appropriately for any occasion,” says Louise White, brand manager at Hi-Tec.

Hi-Tec has curated a list of ideal tops and bottoms for layering on outdoor excursions, providing both comfort and protection:

Tops

Layering is a practical way to stay comfortable in different weather conditions. By adjusting the number of layers worn, one can adapt to changes in temperature, wind, precipitation and activity level.

Fleeces and puffer jackets are great mid-layer options for any season, as they provide warmth and functionality and are beneficial as they offer an optimal fit, weatherproofing and durability. Whether it is a drizzly day or a windy evening, you can always rely on a fleece or puffer jacket to keep you comfortable and adaptable during any outdoor activity.

The Men’s and Ladies Tech 1/4 Zip Fleece is a great addition to your wardrobe if you’re looking for comfort, performance and exploration. It is the perfect mid-layer to wear under your puffer or rain jacket, but also can be used as a light outer layer on warmer days or after workouts. With THERMO-TEC fabric and microfleece lining, this fleece will have you staying warm during outdoor activities such as hiking or running.

The Nova Puffer Jacket is the ultimate choice for outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to stay warm and comfortable during their adventures. With its neutral colourways, it is versatile and perfect for any outdoor activity. The THERMO-TEC technology used to insulate the jacket is unparalleled, and it guarantees to keep you warm even in the harshest conditions. (It’s impressive that the jacket is made using 140g/m2 recycled polyester, produced using Repreve technology that turns plastic bottles into high-quality polyester.)

Bottoms

Finding the perfect pair of pants for outdoor activities can be a daunting task. It’s essential to consider your specific needs and preferences, as well as the type of adventure you’ll be embarking on, to decide which fabric will provide the most comfort. Whether you prioritise durability or breathability, selecting the right pants is a personal decision that can make all the difference in your outdoor experience.

The Men’s and Ladies Trail Zip Off Pants are an absolute must-have for any avid outdoorsman or woman. They offer an unbeatable combination of long pants and comfortable shorts in a single style, making them the perfect choice for anyone who wants to stay prepared for any weather. With an elastic inset at the waistband and quick-drying 100% nylon fabric, these pants are designed to provide maximum comfort and flexibility, even on the longest and most challenging hikes.

In order to keep yourself warm and dry, it’s crucial to layer your clothing in a way that caters to your specific needs. By understanding the importance of layering effectively, you can equip yourself with the ability to maintain your body temperature and stay comfortable in any type of weather. Whether it’s a blistering winter day or a sweltering summer afternoon, proper layering can help you adjust to the elements and keep you feeling great all-day long.

To help you stay comfortable and perform at your best, check out the range of layers available online or at any Hi-Tec store near you.

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