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Free Factor 2 gloves with orders over £100

October 27th, 2010

Free factor 2 gloves with orders over £100We are now giving away a free pair of Factor 2 Gloves with every order with a total value (excluding shipping charges)  in excess of £100.

To take advantage of this offer just add your products to the cart in the normal way. A message will appear at the top of the cart telling you how much more you need to spend to take advantage of the offer. Once the order value reaches £100 the message will change and will allow you to add a free pair of factor 2 gloves.

You can always rely of Sub Zero for some great offers!

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Gore-Tex Gaiters New to Sub Zero Store

October 20th, 2010

Novagaiter Goretex breathable walking boot gaiter by Terra Nova

Novagaiter Goretex breathable walking boot gaiter by Terra Nova

Gaiters are useful  in wet and muddy conditions to keep your feet and lower legs dry and clean. They can also be used in the spring/summer months and during dry weather  to prevent dust, small stones and vegetation from entering your shoes amd boots. They also protect your lower legs and ankles from sharp rocks and crampon spikes. There are a wide range of gaiter brands available but breathable gaiters are best as they help prevent the lower leg becoming wet from condensation.

Novagaiter by Terra Nova

Novagaiter by Terra Nova is a very breathable gaiter using Gore-Tex XCR in the upper, designed to fit virtually any boot. Durability is retained with the use of 1000 denier Cordura at the ankle and a replaceable, highly durable ‘Polytex’ underfoot strap. Easy front entry with zip and Velcro seal to prevent water penetration. Stainless steel fittings are used to prevent rusting and a handy, reflective, tab makes removal in the dark a simple operation. Use in conjunction with Sub Zero thermal underwear base layers for warm and dry winter walking and backpacking.

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Thermal Underwear Base Layer Special Offer

October 18th, 2010

Save £10 when you buy a set of Sub Zero thermal underwear Factor 1 base layers. The pack consists of a unisex thermal long sleeve top and a pair of unisex thermal bloo john leggings, both in colour black. Sizes range from XSmall to XXLarge and will fit most body shapes with their unisex design.

Thermal Underwear Factor 1 Base Layers

Manufactured in the UK by Sub Zero, this thermal underwear is one of the most technical range of base layers available. They are produced from a lightweight rib 100% Polyamide fabric designed to be worn next to the body. Each fibre is impregnated with a hydrophilic finish that transports moisture away from the skin and disperses it over a large area of the outer layer of the fabric so it can easily evaporate. This provides a warm dry micro-climate next to the skin that gives you greater performance and activity longevity. An ideal thermal base layer system for cycling, walking & hiking, skiing, running, golf and climbing.

Thermal underwear base layer Factor 1 long sleeve and bloo john leggings by Sub Zero

Thermal underwear base layer Factor 1 long sleeve and bloo john leggings by Sub Zero

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Thermal Underwear to Keep the Elderly Warm

October 16th, 2010

With winter fast approaching the elderly are especially at risk from health complications caused by cold temperatures. Keeping warm is a priority, but with high energy costs a lot of pensioners on limited incomes worry about heating their properties.

Keeping warm is not just about having your central heating on 24 hours. There are a number of practical and cost efficient techniques that the elderly can employ to beat low winter temperatures:

  • Try and move at least once an hour to generate body heat.
  • Wear lots of thin layers of clothing rather than a few thick layers to trap body heat.
  • Eating a hot meal or drinking a hot drink will also help maintain your core temperature.
  • At night use an energy efficient electric blanket in bed.
  • Insulate your loft to reduce the amount of heat lost.
  • Wear thermal underwear during the day and at night.

Meraklon Thermal Underwear

Here at Sub Zero we have been manufacturing thermal underwear in the UK for over 40 years and we know a thing or two about keeping warm. We are best known for our technical base layers and mid layers for outdoor adventure sports but we also produce a range of mid layer thermal underwear ideal for the elderly who need to keep warm in a sedentary environment.

Meraklon thermal underwear long sleeve top by Sub Zero

Meraklon thermal underwear long sleeve top by Sub Zero

Our Meraklon thermal underwear range does not have an athletic cut synonymous with our other ranges that make it suitable for pensioners. The inside face of the fabric is heavily brushed  providing a super-soft fleece lining next to the skin, whilst the outer face of the fabric has a handle not too dissimilar to brushed cotton. All of our tops are cut long and our leggings have a high waist to avoid lower back exposure when sitting down.

Washing instructions couldn’t be more simpler. The water temperature should not exceed 50C or 120F and either line dry or pop close to a radiator. Due to the synthetic nature of the yarn, Meraklon thermal underwear dries very quickly and does not need ironing.

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Thermal Underwear & Accessories for Early Morning Commuting

October 14th, 2010

With the summer officially over and the threat of early morning frosts ever present, you would be wise to wrap up warm before attempting your journey in to work. This is especially important  if you are walking or braving the roads on your bicycle.

Thermal Underwear to Keep You Warm

The key to keeping warm is to wear a number of thin layers of clothing – the layering system. The idea is to trap layers of warm air inbetween the different layers, as it is the air that is actually the insulator not the fabric. If you get too warm you can easily remove an item of clothing.

The first thing to remember is not to wear cotton thermal underwear in your layering system. Cotton absorbs many times its own weight in water but requires a lot of energy to release it – this is why you have cotton towels and why it also takes them so long to dry. You may be warm whilst you are walking but as soon as you stop you will start to get very cold as your body heat is used to evaporate the moisture stored within the cotton fabric.

To keep warm without a chill you want to be wearing synthetic thermal underwear such as Sub Zero Factor 1 base layer.

Thermal underwear base layer Factor 1 long sleeve unisex top by Sub Zero

Thermal underwear base layer Factor 1 long sleeve unisex top by Sub Zero

These are manufactured in the UK from a polyamide yarn that is extremely soft but very durable.  It has a moisture loving treatment impregnated in to the yarn that actively transports moisture away from the skin to the outer layer of your clothing so it can quickly evaporate. If it is really cold then use in conjunction with Sub Zero Factor 2 Mid Layer thermal underwear, one of the warmest thermal underwear ranges available on the market today.

Stay warm, arrive safely!

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