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Things to Consider When Buying Thermal Underwear Online

Jan 15th 2015 at 10:38 PM

Bitter cold winter days call for some serious layering, especially when doing outdoor activities. Layered clothes don’t have to be uncomfortable if you know the right type of clothing and garments to use on top of the other. Instead of dressing yourself in bulky items, use a thermal base layer to make sure your body is kept warm without having to resort to bulky insulating layers.

Layering garments have many advantages over wearing bulky items. First is warmth because different layers work well to trap body heat. Two to three thin layers of garments will provide you greater warmth than a single thick layer, which only creates bulk and make you feel uncomfortable. Second is customization as you can select layers that complement each other to create an ensemble that is fashionable and that meets the demands of the activity or sport you have in store as well as the climate expectations. Last is versatility as layering allows you to adjust and adapt to the changing climate conditions by adding or removing garments as needed.

When shopping for a thermal base layer or underwear, remember that it is precisely this layer that will provide you the most comfort as it is worn right next to your skin. Thermal underwear serves several purposes, including keeping the skin dry throughout the day, keeping you comfortable through several layers of clothing, and making sure that the body is kept warm.

Thermal underwear comes in a wide variety of materials, including synthetic materials that offer moisture wicking and insulating properties. Synthetic fabrics like polyester promote breathability and helps manage perspiration effectively. Base layers also come in many weights to match different environments and provide different levels of comfort. They also come in varying styles, including pants and long-sleeve pullovers, short sleeve tops, mock-neck tops, and shorter pant bottoms that only provide coverage up to the thighs.

Other considerations when purchasing base layers include the activities you plan to do as well as the climate. The top layers you have available should also be a consideration, especially if you want to conceal your thermal underwear effectively. Because the base layer sits right next to your skin, choose a material and weight that you think will be most comfortable to wear under all the layers you plan to wear, and make sure the fit and tight and follows your form so you can freely move.

About the author:

This article is written by Universal Textiles Content Team. Universal Textiles supplies a diverse range of clothing and home textiles products since 1986. They sell a variety of hosiery products ranging from socks, thermal underwear, hats, gloves, bedding and many other lines.

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