OK so you have your base layers and outerwear sorted, but what goes in between?
We stock a range of midlayers from the thick, cozy fleece to the lightweight merino wool. Talk with our qualified staff on what midlayer would suit you best!
Prices start at ¥5,900
The idea of a midlayer is to allow your warm body air to circulate and get trapped between the layers, helping you keep warm. Many people feel the cold in different ways and you would also expect beginners to get warmer more quickly due to the physical excursion needed to learn. Therefore experimenting with a combination of thinner layers is the best way to find where your tolerance lies.
This is the most common form of a mid layer. Fleece is usually made of a polyester type of material, as the main ingredient. The fabric can come in different weights and it is wise to invest in a thinner and a thicker garment if possible so you can layer based on the weather conditions.
An everyday fleece or jumper will keep you warm, but the fashion based, often cheaper versions, might not be so effective in the breath-ability area, possibly resulting in excess moisture inside the garment which can actually make you feel colder. Also, the better quality brands use better fabrics allowing more warmth with less material.
A long sleeved sweater made with a thin layer of merino wool can be worn in combination with a fleece to give some extra warmth. A merino middle layer provides additional insulation and continues to transport moisture away from the base layer.
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