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Layering Deconstructed, part 1

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As winter turns to spring, layering is the best way to stay comfortable. With just a few key pieces, you will be prepared for any activity level or temperature outdoors. We've pulled together an outfit to show you some of the things to look for when equipping yourself with multiple layers. Enjoy!

Let's start at the baselayer, arguably the most important part of the layering system. We chose the Icebreaker Tech Top LS Crewe here, which is 260 grams per square meter of merino wool. Merino wool does everything that you need in a baselayer; it wicks moisture, keeps you warm (or cool!), and also resists odour very well. Darrell is rocking the Cadet/Midnight colour here. The baselayer is always on, providing a next-to-skin layer that is perfect for any outdoor activity. 
Up next, we have the midlayer. The midlayer is added for extra warmth, comfort, and can even be used as the outer layer if you get to warm. We're a huge fan of Icebreaker's Mt. Ellio LS Hoody. This is the same merino wool used in the baselayer, but it's used to make a thicker fabric that feels a little more like a fleece on the interior. Again, merino here adds a lot of warmth, and it also still has that wicking capability that can still come into play in in the midlayer.
Finally, we have the outerlayer. On the outermost layer, you want something that can resist the elements. This could block wind, stop rain, or be abrasion resistant. Darrell's got the Nano Puff Jacket from Patagonia on. The colour here is Glades Green. This piece is a little bit water resistant, and blocks the wind out quite well. 

We didn't talk too much about the bottoms, but Darrell is wearing the OR Ferrosi pants, in black. These pants are a favourite among staff, because they are water resistant, abrasion resistant, breathable, and stretchy. What more could you ask for? If you want some extra warmth, you can also slide a baselayer underneath to keep your legs warm.

We've linked all the products we've mentioned to the images, so if you want to see those, just click and away you go!

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