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Tag Archives: long underwear

  • Types of Thermal Underwear

    Posted on September 9, 2014 by olinselot

    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

    merino wool thermal underwear

    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 thermal underwear

    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

    100% cotton thermal underwear

    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.

    This post was posted in 100% Cotton, Base Layer, Clothing Layers, Merino Wool, Merino Wool, Polypropylene Underwear, Thermal Underwear, Uncategorized and was tagged with 100% cotton, base layer, long underwear, merino wool, polypropylene, thermal underwear, warm underwear

  • Long Underwear from Long Ago

    Posted on December 9, 2013 by olinselot

    Primitive Layering
    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.

    OtziOtzi 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 PerformancePremium 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.

    This post was posted in Base Layer, Clothing Layers, Hiking, Merino Wool, Merino Wool, Mountain Climbing, Outdoor Gear, Polypropylene Underwear, Stay Dry, Thermal Underwear, Winter Blizzard and was tagged with base layers, Iceman, layerig, long underwear, merino wool, Oetzi, Otzi, premium performance, thermal underwear

  • 100% Merino Wool Expedition Thermal Underwear

    Posted on November 29, 2013 by olinselot

    bison 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.

    This post was posted in Base Layer, Clothing Layers, Hiking, Merino Wool, Merino Wool, Outdoor Gear, Stay Dry, Thermal Underwear, Uncategorized, Winter Blizzard and was tagged with expedition, expedition weight, long underwear, merino wool, thermal underwear

  • Long Underwear Is Good For Your Health

    Posted on November 30, 2012 by

    Long Underwear Fends Off Arthritis

    Do you wear long underwear during the winter? Did you know that cold weather is bad for your joints. Repeated prolonged exposure to cold temperatures increases your risk of arthritis and joint pain as you age. An article this month by the Global Times explores the risks that many take by not properly protecting their body from cold weather. Studies have been done in China where the highest population in the world frequently walk outdoors year round. These studies found that hospitals are treating an increasing number of adults in their early 30's for joint related pain as a result of exposure to cold temperatures.

    Long Underwear Will Fit Under Your Fall Wardrobe

    Keep the Cold Out With Long Underwear This Season Long Underwear Enhances Your Fall Wardrobe

    In large measure, fashion is to blame for the increase in cases of arthritis and joint related pain in recent years. Today's fashions promote wearing less, even during winter months. Fashions that leave women exposed to cold weather are putting them at higher risk of developing arthritis at an earlier age. Women's long underwear is part of the solution. Performance

    long underwear layers made from polyester, polypropylene or merino wool are plenty thin to wear beneath your fashionable winter apparel. Many performance long underwear products today are made with a 360 degree stretch which makes them form fitting. They can be incorporated into your winter wardrobe providing protection from the cold without sacrificing style. As you can see in the picture above, you can even wear your favorite

    Your Favorite Fall Dresses Utilizing Long Underwear For Style Long Underwear Enhances the Winter Style of Fall Dresses

    shorts on top of some 100% merino wool long underwear and still be in style this winter

    Long Underwear Allows You To Enjoy Winter

    Winter can be a depressing time of the year for many. The cold weather forces them indoors for the duration of the season. Long underwear is designed to make you feel like it is summer during the winter. With the right long underwear layers, you can spend more time outside in the fresh air without being exposed to arthritis causing winter temperatures.  Time spent outdoors lessens those feelings of depression common to those who stay cooped up indoors throughout the winter season.

    This post was posted in Health Benefits, Thermal Underwear and was tagged with arthritis, health benefits, joint health, long underwear, winter depression

  • Long Underwear Under Your Halloween Costume

    Posted on October 30, 2012 by

    Long Underwear - Pick A Color That Matches Your Costume

    Long underwear can save your Halloween night if your costume isn't warm enough for the weather conditions you'll face. If you've put a lot of time into choosing or creating the right costume, you don't want your long thermal underwear to clash with it. Luckily, the most common of colors for thermal underwear are white and black. There are plenty of other colors to choose from as well. But, you shouldn't have a problem picking out one that will match your Halloween costume just right.

    Long Underwear - Check The Forecast And Wear The Right Weight

    Long Underwear will keep you warm this Halloween Wear long underwear under your costume if it is this cold

    Temperatures and weather conditions can vary throughout the country each October. Some years long underwear isn't even necessary. Here in Utah I've seen some Halloween's warm enough to run around trick-or-treating in shorts. Other years it's so cold that you can't even chew the candy from your bag. Here are some tips on picking long thermal underwear that is the right weight for the temperatures.

    The first thing to keep in mind is that the more air your clothing is able to trap next to your skin, the better you will be insulated and the warmer you'll stay. The costume you wear can either help or hinder your ability to stay warm. Check the weather forecast to see what conditions will likely be. Will it be cold and windy? Is there snow in the forecast? Is it supposed to be below freezing without any wind? All of these factors can help you choose what long underwear will do the job and keep you the warmest. If it is windy and your costume is very breathable then you'll want to wear heavy weight long underwear. Wind can really steal away the heat if is is able to blow through your costume. If it is only mildly cold without any wind, you can get away with lightweight long underwear. If conditions are in between, then go with a mid weight thermal.

    Long Underwear - Some Long Underwear Performs Better In Snow

    If the forecast calls for snow, you'll want to be prepared with the right long underwear. In damp conditions, some long underwear fabrics perform better than others. Synthetic fabrics like polyester or polypropylene are excellent at keeping your skin dry and retaining heat even when they get wet. If you prefer something natural, then you'll want something that is either 100% merino wool or at least a high merino wool content. Merino wool is a soft non itchy wool that wicks moisture away from your skin and also retains your body heat when wet.

    One material you'll want to make sure you stay away from in the snow is cotton. Cotton absorbs moisture really well. Once wet, cotton long underwear looses its ability to retain heat. You quickly go from feeling warm and cozy to wet and freezing. Follow these guidelines this Halloween and you're guaranteed to have a fun, warm trick-or-treating experience!

    This post was posted in Thermal Underwear and was tagged with halloween, long underwear, warm underwear

  • Performance Thermal Underwear For Skiers

    Posted on October 23, 2012 by

    Performance Thermal Underwear - What Skiers Should Look For

    I grew up in Florida. When I moved to Utah as a teen, I had no idea what how important good thermal underwear was in the winter time. I wore some cotton sweats to keep warm while playing in the snow. I never could stay out long because the snow would quickly soak through and I would be frozen within 10-15 minutes.

    What Type of Thermal Underwear Should Skiers Wear Picking the right thermal underwear will keep you more comfortable on the slopes

    Once I found out about thermal underwear, I quickly transitioned from surviving winter in Utah to enjoying winter in Utah. Thermal underwear technology has changed since I was a kid. I would never think of wearing the cotton thermals from my youth to go skiing.

    Now, on to what you should look for in a good set of performance ski thermals. First, you want something that will pull sweat or moisture away from your body. Sweat is designed to cool your body so to stay warm you need something that will manage this for you. Merino wool, polyester or polypropylene are at the top of my list of fabrics that are ideal for ski thermals. Each of them insulate well, wick sweat, and dry quickly keeping your skin warm and dry. Each of these fabrics will retain your body's natural heat even when wet. Stay away from cotton. Cotton absorbs water and retains it so you end up wet, soggy and cold. You can even get hypothermia if you are exposed long enough because cotton does not retain heat when it is wet.

    Performance Thermal Underwear - Different Weights For Different Ski Days

    Thermal underwear is typically available in 3 different weights. Lightweight, mid weight, and heavy weight. It is important to know which weight to wear. There are several factors to this, but suffice it to say that lightweight thermals are for mildly cold temperatures, midweight thermals are for freezing temperatures, and heavyweight long underwear is for extremely cold temperatures from freezing to negative temperatures. If you go too light you'll be cold, if you go too heavy you'll end up sweating too much.

    Performance Thermal Underwear - On A Tight Budget

    If your finances force you to be a little money conscious then I have some good recommendations on high quality performance ski thermals. If money is really not an issue, I can help there too.

    By far the most economical thermal underwear is 100% polypropylene thermals. You can typically get a set for under $40. Polypropylene retains more heat than any other fabric. It is much lighter than other fabrics and it dries extremely fast. The US Navy & Coast Guard wear 100% polypropylene for these important features. The next step up from polypropylene would be thermals made by Coldpruf. Coldpruf is very reasonable priced for such high quality. They have products in each weight range and the most you'll spend for a set of their warmest performance thermals is $90. Lastly, for those who just want the best and are not worried about the cost, you'll want to consider 100% merino wool thermals by Minus 33. They too are available in each of the weight ranges. They are made to last and are super comfortable.

    This post was posted in Thermal Underwear and was tagged with long underwear, performance thermals, skiing, thermal underwear

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