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How to get ready for your ride

THE 3-STEP LAYERING SYSTEM
The secret to a warm, dry ride is in the layers. From the base to the mid to the outer, each layer has an important function to keep you as comfortable as possible.


BASE

Make sure this layer is snug to the body and directly in contact with the skin. This layer’s primary role is to wick away moisture, so if it’s bunched up or too loose it can’t do its job. This layer typically comes in two weights:
• Merino for aerobic activity, moisture wicking & some thermal properties
• Thermal for light wicking & the most optimal warmth


MID

The mid layer is all about heat and versatility. Depending on the day and conditions you’ll want to be able to add or remove this layer to adapt to the ride. Plus, vents and zip‑up collars give more options to keep you warm or cool as needed. Neither baggy nor too tight, this layer should be somewhat looser to maintain ease of motion.


OUTER
The first line of defense against wind and moisture. This layer functions to repel wind and water from the outside, but should still be breathable, allowing moisture collected by your interior base layer to escape. Depending on your choice of jacket, this layer also adds extra insulation and warmth.

MOUNTAIN LAYERING

When the layers of snow keep getting deeper, know your three layers are working extra hard to keep you warm, dry and pushing for the peak.

SUB-ZERO LAYERING

Those extra-cold, bitter days feel a lot less harsh with the right insulation in every layer.

SPRING LAYERING

Cold in the morning, warm in the afternoon. Proper layering doesn’t get any more crucial than it does for spring riding.