Camping is meant to reset your inner clock, connect with nature, restore balance, and refresh your soul. How successful you are at this depends on how well you prepare. Taking too many things can over complicate the experience and rob you of the beautiful simplicity that exists in nature. Not taking enough things can cause you to cut the trip short because you aren't comfortable or safe. Having the right gear, and right amount of gear, along with the correct camping clothes, makes all the difference.
The right pair of warm camping socks can drastically improve your experience. Whether you are hiking or simply enduring a cold temperature drop at night, having a few pair of lush socks is brilliant. They prevent blisters, keep your feet dry and your toes warm, and add that extra level of comfort and enjoyment to your journey. If you are family camping, cold toes on little kids can rapidly ruin your trip. Be smart and have good socks for everyone.
You don't want to have to sleep in your jeans and jacket to keep warm at night. Thermal underwear shouldn't be overlooked. The extra layer of comfort isn't just for temperature drops. They also wick moisture away from your skin to keep you dry and reduce chafing during hikes. Rather than flip flop between being too hot in a coat and too cold in a shirt, balance out your experience with thermal underwear or a highly affordable pair of long johns. Besides, who hasn't wanted to go camping in an old school pair of cotton long johns? They're awesome!
Your outer layer should be a functional and comfortable camping jacket or parka. The best jackets for camping are ones that can be layered. What that means is you have a warm inner jacket and a waterproof outer shell that can be added or removed compatibly depending on your needs. Too hot? Take off a layer. Too cold? Put one on. Raining outside? Put on the waterproof shell.
Having flexible options with your socks, thermal underwear, and jackets will keep you relaxed and comfortable on your camping trip. Camping should be a refreshing experience that rejuvenates you, not one that leaves you dragging yourself home exhausted. Wearing the right camping clothes makes all the difference.
Keeping warm and comfortable at work can sometimes be difficult. Whether you are in an office where coworkers keep turning down the thermostat, or you are working outside in harsh weather conditions, getting too cold makes you unproductive and can even be dangerous.
Finding the right warm underwear for work is important. If you are in an office setting you may not want to embarrass yourself by wearing a big coat and a pair of snow pants. There are a variety of thermal underwear for work that come in different colors and materials to keep you warm, comfortable, and in fashion for the office.
You can shop for thermal underwear for work according to the temperature and style. They range from cold - very cold - extreme cold and are available in comfortable merino wool, 100% cotton, polypropylene, and other blends to suite your needs. Choose the right thermal underwear for you and simply wear them under your normal work clothes around the office.
If you work outside then you may endure more harsh weather conditions. Not only is it important to get the right thermal underwear for work outside, but there are other considerations such as socks, gloves, and balaclavas that can get you through the day. Expedition weight thermal underwear is designed for coldest and wettest conditions imaginable. They maintain their thermal properties, keep you warm even when wet, and will wick moisture away from your skin to keep you dry.
Maybe you're an avid extreme winter mountain trekker or you simply get the chills while working in the cool office, you operate heavy mining equipment year round or you work for the US Coast Guard. Either way, thermal long underwear, also known as base layer or long johns, may be just what you need to stay warm and comfortable. The type you choose will depend on your activity level, your budget, and the temperature.
There are many types of thermal underwear but our customers usually choose one of these top three.
Merino Wool thermal underwear is our warmest underwear. It doesn't itch or smell like regular wool can. It is very soft and comfortable against your skin. It wicks moisture away from your skin when you get wet. It also maintains its thermal properties, keeping you warm, even when it is wet. Best of all, it is made from natural materials that are environmentally sustainable. Merino sheep need a haircut once in a while just like you do - no harm done.
Polypropylene is a popular material for thermal underwear because of its affordability. It is less expensive than many other options, but has many of the same benefits. Polypropylene will stay warm when it gets wet. It is durable and will last a long time. It dries very fast compared to other materials and it also wicks moisture away from the skin.
100% Cotton thermal underwear and long johns are hands down some of the most comfortable, warm underwear you can get. It is very affordable, comes in a variety of colors and styles, and is made from renewable and natural fibers. The comfort and feel of cotton is hard to beat.
It can be difficult to know the correct size of thermal underwear before you buy. Getting the right fit the first time helps you stay warm and comfortable. So, we've decided to provide you with all of our thermal underwear size charts to make shopping online easy.
If you are looking for warm underwear, work underwear, outdoor clothing, work thermals, or base layers of any kind we have great options for you. As more thermal underwear size charts become available they will be added to this post.
Fall is here and winter is on its way and with that comes beautiful powder snow in the mountains. It's coming soon and it's time to get ready with base layer thermal underwear for snowboarding and skiing.
We've compiled a list of awesome snowboarding pictures to get you pumped up for the fast approaching powder. Enjoy!
Make sure you are ready for powder with top of the line thermal underwear and base ware clothing for men and women of all ages.
In the heat of the summer it can be difficult to find ways to cool down without spending money on expensive air conditioning units. We've put together a short list of ideas to help you cool down and beat the summer heat.
Rule number 1 is to always stay hydrated. If you go all day drinking soda, or rely on getting your fluids from the food you eat, then you can seriously dehydrate yourself. If you get too dehydrated then your body will lose its ability to sweat. Without being able to sweat you will lose the ability to regulate body temperature and there can be serious consequences to your health. Stay hydrated with cold clean water. Adults should try to drink around 3 liters of water per day to stay healthy.
Build your own air conditioning system for cheap! The internet is full of designs and ideas to fit your budget when it comes to making a homemade cooling system. Some use liquid cooled copper tubing, other use old coolers and fans, and some just use frozen water bottles and and buckets. Do some searching online for creative ideas to keep cool without breaking the bank this summer. You might be surprised to find you have some of these items already sitting around your house. Here is an instructional video on how to create a bucket air conditioner system:
Pick your fabrics. If you are working in the yard with a wool shirt and cotton jeans on then you are bound to get hot and tired much faster than if you dress for the job. There are plenty of nice looking golf shirts that are designed for walking in the hot sun all day. Ogio, Nike, and many other brands of golf shirts can keep you cool, wick moisture to keep you dry, and keep you looking good no matter how hot it is outside.
To cool down your body temperature more quickly you should know where to place an ice pack. There are specific locations on your body where your arteries are closest to the surface of the skin and will help cool your internal temperature the fastest. Place the ice pack on your forehead, neck, inside of your elbow, wrist, groin, behind your knee, or on your ankles to cool of quickly.
Around the year 3300 BC, a primitive man now known as Otzi, or the "Iceman", lived among the mountains near Italy. In 1991 the preserved body of Otzi was discovered mostly frozen in a high ice form. What was most exciting was that most of his clothing and survival gear were still intact.
Otzi wore a fur hat made of bear hide, a cloak of woven grass reeds, a belt of calf leather, bear skin shoes, and most importantly - long underwear made of goat skin wool. Long before recorded history, early humans lived and thrived based upon their ability to endure the environment. The tools they created and and materials they formed into their clothing were a serious matter.
One of the most enlightening parts of Otzi's attire was his long underwear. Made from goat skin, the woolen hide provided him insulation from the snow and wind. In modern times we have the advantage of high performance synthetic thermals and time tested merino wool long underwear. We can learn from the ancient wisdom of primitive man and combine it with modern technical advancements.
Premium Performance long underwear has been crafted from a blend of 85% polyester and 15% spandex. Designed to cut through the cold and wind, Premium Performance long underwear provides maximum comfort and mobility. It also benefits from antimicrobial odor control; a benefit that probably would have been greatly appreciated by Otzi's friends.
If you are more keen on natural and renewable materials, then premium merino wool long underwear is for you. If Otzi had premium grade merino wool thermals he would have been able to stay dry, keep warm, move faster, and smell better. Ancient wisdom still applies when you are venturing into the outdoors. Learn from the lessons of the past and clothe yourselves to thrive.
Don't let the cold months leave you feeling chilly! While the bison may have a nice layer of fur on the outside, that doesn't mean you can't stay just as warm. By adding a layer under your regular outerwear you will provide yourself with an extra layer that will keep you warm.
Like fur, the 100% Merino Wool Expedition Thermal Underwear is designed to keep you warm even if you get wet, and it will guard you from the frigid cold. The Minus33 Expedition weight Merino Wool Thermal Underwear is the perfect option for anyone wanting to stay warm during winter activities. The thermals are designed for both men and women in style and fit.
Our warmest 100% Merino Wool was designed with the avid outdoor enthusiast in mind! It's impressive qualities of comfort, breathability, and warmth makes it the first choice. The Minus33 brand thermals feature a flat lock seam so you won't have the irritation while walking or moving. Merino wool thermal underwear is much finer and thinner than traditional wool, making Merino wool super soft and non-itchy. This heavy-weight merino wool thermal underwear is sure to keep you warm in even the coldest temperatures.
With a great variety in styles and sizes you can easily find the right merino wool thermal underwear to meet your needs. Also, don't forget that Christmas is right around the corner. Expedition weight thermal merino wool will make any hunter, fisherman, skier, or outdoor enthusiast grin ear to ear.
President John F. Kennedy once said "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." Nathan Hunt and Danny Kennedy, wounded soldiers hiking the Appalachian Trail, have had many people and organizations step forward to help them. What is most inspiring his how many people they have uplifted and helped along the way as well. They aren't just hiking. They are hiking with gratitude.
In just one example, during a resupply stop in Maine, Danny was able to put his medical training to good use. He repaired the damaged toe of another hiker who was in need of help. In the following video you'll see how quick Nate and Danny are to thank and uplift everyone they meet along the way.
Although Nathan had to return home to recover from heat exposure, he is working hard to recover so he can join Danny or take on the trail in the future.
If you are a family camper or an outdoor survivalist in your approach to the outdoors there are certain universal recommendations that apply to both. Making sure that your supplies, gear, and clothing are versatile and efficient is always a good idea. This can create challenges when it comes to the unpredictability of weather and temperatures. Packing a wide variety of clothing can cause problems with weight and space. Packing too little clothing can compromise your ability to keep warm when the temperatures plummet unexpectedly.
When selecting the right clothing for the outdoors the same rule of versatility applies. Temperatures can shift dramatically based on your elevation and the composition of the earth beneath you. Those temperatures fluctuate according to air pressure, wind, and moisture. Temperatures will rise when there is more air pressure and go down when there is less. At lower altitudes the air molecules are packed closer together and are warmed up by the radiant heat from the earth. At higher altitudes the air is much thinner so the heat dissipates more rapidly. In either situation the wind and humidity can change unexpectedly. You may hike up a trail in nice warm weather and wake up the next morning with snow on the ground.
Rather than pack your gear according to just the weather report – we also recommend that you plan on unpredictable change. The best way to do this is by selecting the most versatile clothing possible. Without a doubt, Medium weight 100% pure Merino Wool is the best base layer option available. The military has trusted the insulating, water wicking, versatility of wool for decades. Merino Wool is the highest grade and quality of wool clothing available today. Medium weight Merino Wool will keep you comfortable and breathable in hot weather as well as warm and dry should the temperature drop unexpectedly. It’s available as long underwear, jackets, socks, and even hats.
When selecting a jacket or other outerwear you should be specific with the type of location you are going to. There are versatile options such as an All Weather Soft Shell Jacket. If you know that it may get a lot colder your best option may be a layered coat such as a Ranger 3-in-1. The Port Authority Ranger can be worn simply as a micro fleece jacket or combined with seam-sealed waterproof outer shell when facing moisture and colder temperatures. The outer shell can also be worn by itself to provide protection from moisture as well as keeping you cool. You want to stay warm, but not get too warm so you start to sweat.
If you are unsure what weather and temperatures you might be facing – we recommend you visit the National Weather Service and take advantage of their Climate Prediction Center. There you can look up the total precipitation, average temperatures, maximum temperatures, wind chill and much more.