A base layer is an
essential piece of clothing as it traps in the heat radiated off your body. It
is important that you do not wear anything cotton as a base layer, due to the
fact it retains perspiration and can leave you feeling wet, clammy and chilled.
For outdoor comfort, you should opt for synthetic, merino wool or silk for the
• Lightweight& Compact-able
• Trap natural body heat
• Wicks moisture away from the body
• Fast drying
Merino Wool: Best for cooler conditions, but
good for most activities in most conditions. Merino offers more warmth than
synthetic material, but is still comfortable on the warmer days. Synthetics: Faster-drying than other fabrics,
synthetics are best for rainy conditions and for heat and high humidity, but
work for all activities and conditions. These are soft and lightweight and easy
to car for. However, odor may build if worn repeatedly. Silk: Silk is best for moderate
cool-weather activities. Silk threads are usually chemically modified to
enhance wicking, although slower than synthetics, while still retaining their
luxurious texture. However, silk is not as robust as base layers which are made
out of merino or synthetic material.
Complete Outdoors is a specialist camping, tramping and outdoor store offering a wide range of quality family camping and outdoor brands. Our strength is personal service and advice from specialised outdoor staff so that you get the right gear for your requirements. We aim to provide quality outdoor gear that is suited to New Zealand conditions at the right price. We will meet any other advertised price from a New Zealand retailer where possible. Grab yourself a bargain with our great specials and free shipping on orders over $50.
Please call us with questions as we'd love to help you and have specialist staff dedicated to getting you the right gear for your needs. Phone 0800 88 264537.