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  1. Base Layers and Mid Layers for All Weather Adventures

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    As hot days and light nights give way to autumn, the cooler temperatures offer perfect conditions for sports, challenges and outdoor adventures.

    This seasonal change needn’t put a stop to the things you love. Getting active in the autumn and winter is energising, inspiring and essential for a healthy mind and body.

    Base layers that warm you up while keeping you fresh are an essential part of your winter wardrobe. The right thermal clothing helps keep you active all year round. Combine thermal base layers with mid layers for total protection against the elements.

    Sub Zero Store offer high performance base layers suitable for the autumn and winter months, whether it’s the daily commute, weekend sports or family fun. Sub Zero base layers are also perfect for wearing underneath motorcycle clothing.

    Our wide range of thermal clothing and underwear for adults and children suits all activities and any budget.

    Base Layers for Kids

    Children's Base Layer

    Children’s Base Layer

     

    Kids’ thermal underwear comes in long or short sleeved tops with a soft fleece lining.

    The base layers have a soft cotton feel but all the benefits of a synthetic fabric, these garments offer comfortable flexibility for action packed adventures.

    From toddlers to teenagers, the weather won’t stop them having fun!

     

     

     

     

    Base Layers for Adults

    Adult Base Layer

    Factor 1 Adult Base Layer

    For active adults, Sub Zero recommend the Factor 1 base layer thermal and the Factor 1+ seamless thermal underwear range.

    Thermal long sleeved and short sleeved vests and leggings are 100% Polyamide, this soft fabric creates a warm, dry microclimate next to your skin, but at the same time removes perspiration.

    Our seamless option is knitted in a single body section for maximum comfort. With no seams to chafe they are the optimum base layer for active sports such as running, cycling, skiing and more.

    Starter Adult Base Layer

    Starter Adult Base Layer

     

     

     

    Sub Zero offer the Factor 1 Starter Base Thermal Underwear for more leisurely pursuits such as dog walking, gardening and every day activities.

    This base layer range offers excellent value for money and is great for those who are new to cold weather outdoor activities. Short sleeved and long sleeved vests and leggings have a soft, fleece inner face for extra warmth.

     

     

     

    Mid Layer Clothing

    Turtle Neck Mid Layer

    Turtle Neck Mid Layer

    For very cold temperatures you may need to combine base and mid layers. Layering clothes traps air against your skin for maximum comfort and prolonged warmth. A well-fitting combination will keep you warm and move with your body giving you complete flexibility for any activity in cold climates.

    Sub Zero’s extensive mid layer range of clothing includes long sleeved and short sleeved tops, leggings and an all in one.

     

    Finish your base layer combinations off with our stylish outer layer range, which includes fleeces, waterproof jackets, down jackets, hats, gloves and thermal socks and get ready for a truly memorable autumn!

     

  2. Enjoy Easter Safely In The Scottish Mountains

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    It will soon be Easter, but it’s still full-on winter in Scotland’s mountains. That’s the message from the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) and the British Mountaineering Council (BMC). The MCofS and BMC advise that climbers and hill walkers need to be realistic about the seriousness of the Scottish mountains at this popular time of year, and of the need to match knowledge and experience to mountaineering objectives.

     

    The Easter warning is being issued because:

    • Easter in Scotland is popular with groups travelling from further afield
    • Easter is quite early this year
    • The current winter conditions could continue through and beyond the Easter weekend.

     

    Sadly, this winter has seen a significant death toll on Scotland’s mountains, many of them related to avalanches. Avalanche awareness should be a key component of planning a trip to the mountains over the Easter holiday period. Anyone heading to the Scottish mountains at Easter is being encouraged to give serious consideration to the following ten-point checklist:

    1. Check the mountain weather and avalanche forecasts.
    2. Follow the MCofS on Twitter and Facebook, and check the “Something for the weekend” #sftwe safety tips on Fridays and Saturdays.  These messages warn of likely hazards over the coming weekend.
    3. Be realistic about your ability to interpret and act upon weather and avalanche forecasts.
    4. Be prepared to lower your expectations if weather, visibility and pace dictate.
    5. Allow for the remoteness of many Scottish mountains.
    6. Plan routes carefully and consider likely hazards like avalanche-prone slopes, river crossings and steep cliff faces.
    7. Read the Winter Safety pages on the MCofS website and watch the Ice Axe Self Arrest video on the MCofS YouTube channel.
    8. Day length increases at this time of year, but it is still easy to be caught out after dark.  Everyone in a group should carry a head torch and spare set of batteries or a spare head torch with new batteries.
    9. Be aware of everyone else in your group and don’t allow your group to get separated in poor visibility.
    10. Never be afraid to turn back. The most important objective of a day in the mountains is for there to be more days in the mountains in the future.

     

    MCofS President, Brian Linington, said, “There are always more visitors to Scottish mountains at Easter and Whitsun and we urge them to act upon this advice.  Many are keen to get to grips with the mountains, but the pattern when I was part of the Skye Mountain Rescue Team was for a high number of incidents at Easter.  This was due to a number of factors, including loose holds after winter ice had loosened everything up, together with very icy old snow patches in critical shaded spots.  Both factors caused fatalities in the Cuillin at Easter.”

    BMC Deputy CEO, Nick Colton, said, “The mountains of Scotland are glorious places to walk and climb.  Go prepared, plan and heed the advice that is available.  Remember conditions can change quickly and you may need to adjust those plans and expectations accordingly.  Enjoy the challenges and spectacular scenery that Scottish hills have to offer but, most importantly, get back down safely.”

    The BMC runs training events and publishes good practice information, to enable climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers to develop their skills.  Read the ‘Essential winter know-how’ at www.thebmc.co.uk/winter-climbing-and-walking-skills.

    We would remind climbers and walkers of the need to dress warmly, comfortably and flexibly to make the most of winter days out by building layers of clothing – baselayers, mid layers and outer layers.

     

  3. Clothing Layers For Keeping Warm When Winter Walking

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    In a few weeks’ time, the clocks go back, temperatures start to fall, days get shorter and walkers need to take even more care in the hills. Clear blue skies can change rapidly and windchill can sap energy and will. It’s not only those tackling airy mountain summits and ridges who need to be thinking hard about what to wear and what to pack in a rucksack as winter wraps around us but also walkers choosing less exposed routes. It’s always tempting to wrap up warmly and head off smartly but, if you’re not careful, it won’t be long before you’re hot, sweaty and uncomfortable.

    The key to comfort is layers of clothing – a baselayer to shift moisture away from your skin where it would chill as it cools; a mid layer for insulating warmth and an outer layer that will offer protection from wind, rain and snow. As a cold wind can whisk away body heat carrying an extra warm layer makes sense as does a cosy hat and gloves. Avoid overheating by sticking to a comfortable pace and letting heat escape by quick simple ventilation options such as opening zips and cuffs and whipping off your hat.

     

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