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.
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!