THE LAYERING PRINCIPLE

The principle of layering is simple: layer by layer we adapt to different weather conditions. Each layer of clothing has a specific purpose - and with the right styles, cleverly combined, you are perfectly equipped for any weather situation. If it's wet or cold, we wear more layers than on a summer day. That is clear. If the weather changes, we peel off layers like an onion, or put on more.

Some things should be considered when layering. It is important to know which tasks are performed by each layer and how the layers are best combined.


COMBINE CORRECTLY

Basically, with colder conditions, more and thicker layers of clothing. With warmer conditions, less and thinner layers. A classic style guide for winter looks like this: Baselayer + Midlayer or insulation jacket + shell. 


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BASELAYER

Baselayers transport sweat away from the body. The choice of material and thickness is the foundation of the layering system. For example, depending on the activity, you wear cotton which feels pleasant on the skin, while synthetic fibers are particularly light, and transport sweat away from the body quicker. They also dry very quickly, making them ideal for use in sweat-inducing sports. Merino also has climate-regulating properties, is odorless and provides an optimal microclimate.
All our base layers and shirts are designed so that the seams do not rub on the skin.







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MIDLAYER & FLEECE

A Midlayer is classically worn as the second layer. The choice of the Midlayer should be well considered. If it is too thin, we cool down. If it is too thick, we overheat very quickly. In the summer, the Midlayer should therefore rather be a cooling long-sleeve and in the winter a fleece, a softshell jacket or even an insulated jacket. Good Midlayers are characterized by the fact that they are extremely breathable. Some Midlayers are equipped with wind- and water-repellent materials so that they can also be worn as an outer layer.


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INSULATED

Insulated jackets provide optimal heat retention. In cold conditions, they keep the body warm and keep out wind to prevent chilling. Down fillings promise the best warmth-to-weight ratio, while synthetic insulation material has the advantages of keeping warm even when wet and optimizing breathability.





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SHELL

A shell jacket is the outermost layer of the layering. Shell jackets protect against moisture as well as wind and are still breathable. Additional ventilation and venting of the under layers are provided by ventilation slits in some products. The material of shells is extremely robust and thus also protects the under layers from sharp-edged rocks.


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PRACTICAL APPLICATION EXAMPLES


ABIGAR LS SHIRT
Long sleeve merino wool shirt.

€89.95 
PODOLIAN JACKET
Men's hybrid packable midlayer jacket with natural down and CLIMASHIELD insulation for ultimate performance in colder climates.

€249.95 
BARZONA JACKET
GORE-TEX® PRO SHELL jacket.

€499.95 

BLACKYAK
FITS


To ensure that styles worn on the body and outer layers fit together perfectly, offer maximum freedom of movement and prevent seams from chafing, we have developed two different fits: Athletic Fit and Performance Fit. 


Athletic Fit

Athletic Fit is our close-fitting Next-to-Skin cut and is worn directly on the skin. Innovative materials and the design of the garment ensure that the wearer is not restricted in his or her freedom of movement and feels maximum comfort thanks to effective moisture management.

Athletic Fit

Athletic Fit is our close-fitting Next-to-Skin cut and is worn directly on the skin. Innovative materials and the design of the garment ensure that the wearer is not restricted in his or her freedom of movement and feels maximum comfort thanks to effective moisture management.

Performance Fit

Performance Fit is integral to our products that are worn over other layers of clothing. They are cut a little wider. This allows perfect combinations of different layers as well as increased breathability and improved heat retention - which in turn leads to more comfort.

Performance Fit

Performance Fit is integral to our products that are worn over other layers of clothing. They are cut a little wider. This allows perfect combinations of different layers as well as increased breathability and improved heat retention - which in turn leads to more comfort.