The purpose of
this layer is to capture warmth through trapped air. This layer typically
consists of a merino wool or fleece long sleeved jacket, but it can also be an
insulating layer such as a thin down/synthetic jacket during extremely cold
conditions. When choosing a mid-layer try to stay away from most general
synthetic fibers as they aren’t as breathable as natural fibers, and they take
a considerable amount of time to dry when wet.
Insulating Layer:whether synthetic or down, this
layer provides extra loft and a higher warmth to weight ratio than other mid
layers. Synthetic insulation is the best option when exposed to wet conditions,
when down becomes wet it compresses and loses the ability to loft.
We have a great range of tops & mid layers for men, women and kids from quality brands such as Dare2b, Lowe Alpine, Patagonia, Mac in a Sac, Marmot, RAB and Thermatech.
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.