The Three-layer Principle: The right gear for all weathers
Keeping you warm and dry is always the primary focus of our garments, but if they are to function at their best, they need to be used correctly. That’s why you should use the three-layer principle.To get you started, we’ve already divided up our product ranges into three different layers with three different functions. This way, we can help you find the right clothes to satisfy your needs.
This is the layer which is closest to the body. The layer’s foremost task is to transport moisture away from the body. It also needs to have a warming effect during the cooler seasons. Our base layer products are produced in various thicknesses: thin bamboo, for example, for excellent moisture transport, or thicker bamboo and wool for extra warmth. Bamboo fibre has the added advantage of not retaining body odours when you sweat.
Layer 2, or the middle layer, must first and foremost provide insulation and warmth. At the same time, it must also be able to transport moisture. The thickness of layer 2 is varied in accordance with the temperature and weather. Putting on and taking off this layer is the best way of regulating body temperature. A good middle layer may, for example, consist of a thick wool vest or a fleece.
Layer 3 is the outer layer, a shell to protect you against snow, wind and rain. By using a garment with a GORE-TEX® or COVERTEX®-membrane, which protects against cold winds and precipitation, you can be sure to remain dry whether engaged in active hunting or sitting at your post. It’s also a good idea for your shell layer to have vents to enable rapid dispersal of excess warmth during physical activity.