The lads at GearWeAre.com have had our Factor 1 long sleeve thermal base layer top for the past few weeks and have put it through a set of rigorous independent tests.
“I’ve taken my time testing the Factor 1 in a variety of conditions from bitterly cold and damp to sunny and warm – as such changes can happen on any given day in the UK – and I’ve been impressed by the results.”
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
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
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.
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
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.
On Sunday 19th September 3 intrepid but stupid people from the Sub Zero Thermal Underwear team ran The Beast trail race. The event consisted of 2 laps of a 5 mile cross country course that included steep hills, water, mud, and 32 obstacles usually tackled by horses!
Thermal underwear was our secret weapon!
After a tentative start the team soon got up to speed. Usually the water jumps at this time of year are warm after being baked by the summer sun but for a few days prior to the event the temperature had been very cool and the water was freezing. Luckily we were wearing Factor 1 Plus Long Sleeve thermal underwear tops that at least kept our top half warm. Our legs on the other hand were left open to the elements apart from Rach who wisely wore Factor 1 Bloo John thermal underwear leggings. A lesson learnt for next year.
With adrenalin pumping through our system we managed to complete the second lap quicker than the first. A few tumbles were witnessed as the obstacles were harder to negotiate with heavy trainers and tired legs, but we jumped back up and plodded on. The final finish times were reasonable for the event – 1:24:15, 1:28:39, 1:28:39.
Sub Zero Thermal Underwear team
If you fancy running The Beast next year then visit the organisers website at The Beast Run
We don’t want you to get left out in the cold this winter (unless you want to!) so to make sure you have the best thermal underwear and kit around we are giving you 10% off your next order from subzerostore using code frost10. You can use this code on any product on the site, so if there’s something you need then use the search above, if not there are some ideas below!
Keep out the cold with our technically advanced products!
10% discount code frost10 is valid for one transaction only per account and will expire on the 31th December 2009. Discount applied to order before calculating shipping.
Thermal underwear seamless base layer Factor 1 Plus long sleeve and leggings by Sub Zero
Meraklon thermal underwear base layers by Sub Zero are ideal for keeping your children warm and dry on cold winter days. The fabric has a fleece inner fabric face that is extremely soft and comfortable next to the skin. The range is currently comprises of long sleeve and short sleeve in colours black, white and navy.
Sizes start at ages 2-3 years and go up to ages 11-12 years. Some older children may well be better suited to our smaller sizes in the Factor 1 and Factor 2 thermal underwear ranges.
Either click on the images below for further information or click here
Sub Zero Meraklon Childrens Long Sleeve Thermal Underwear
Sub Zero Meraklon Childrens Short Sleeve Thermal Underwear
The Mag Pole 2010 team are planning to ski and walk to the 1996 Position of the Magnetic North Pole covering a distance of 360 nautical miles. The team will travel from Resolute Bay in the high Canadian Arctic across the sea ice to the Magnetic North Pole. The expedition is unsupported which means that the team will be pulling all their food and equipment in other words there will be no resupplies or checkpoints. The route will take the team through the high Canadian Arctic on the sea ice where they will experience temperatures as low as -35°C and will be travelling through the home of the polar bear. This is one of the harshest yet one of the most beautiful environments in the world.
Sub Zero have supplied sets of Factor 2 Long Sleeve and Factor 2 Bloo John heavyweight thermal underwear for the expedition. Sub Zero would like to wish the team the best of luck for the challenge.
For further information on the expedition please click here
Thermal underwear mid layer used by the magnetic pole expedition
We’re always thinking about our customers! To make sure you’ve got the right thermal underwear and kit for the upcoming winter season we’re giving you 15% off your next order from subzerostore using code season15. You can use this code on any product on the site www.subzerostore.co.uk.
The 15% discount code is valid for one transaction only per account and will expire on 30th November 2009. Discount is applied to order before calculating shipping.
Thermal underwear mid layer Factor 2 Zip Turtle by Sub Zero
15% discount code season15 is valid for one transaction only per account and will expire on the 30th November 2009. Discount applied to order before calculating shipping.
Camouflage Store, based at 264 Torquay Road Paignton, now stocks Sub Zero Factor 1 Plus range of base layer thermal underwear. The company specialises in military products for the professional soldier and cadet forces, tactical products for the police and security services, and outdoor clothing and accessories for hunting, fishing, survival, bushcraft, airsoft and outdoor leisure activities.
Steve will always give you a warm welcome and share their extensive knowledge with you if you pop in to their store.
Thermal underwear base layer Factor 1 Plus by Sub Zero