As the snow line begins to creep down the mountains, it’s valuable to know how to layer appropriately for the brisk weather. Key word: LAYER!
1. NEXT TO SKIN: Your first layer’s main objective is moisture management. Synthetic fabrics and wool are ideal choices because, unlike cotton, they wick your body’s perspiration away from your skin and maintain their insulating properties while wet. Synthetic fabrics tend to dry faster, but wool has a natural anti-microbial property that prevents it from holding odors. Keep your eye out for wool-synthetic blends as they’re becoming increasingly popular! Also, be sure to fit your next to skin layer snug so that the moisture wicking properties are maximized.