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.
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
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.
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.