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Wondering if your shell will fit over your favourite down hoody? Our layering guide will tell you.

Why Layering?

Layers are the instruments of keeping you dry, warm and using your energy efficiently. Put into the right systems, a good sequence of layers provides you with weather protection, moves moisture away from your skin, conserves or dissipates heat, and does this in the least amount of time.

Layering Key

Using the number assigned to your product, refer to the illustration to discover additional layers you can add to your system.

Sample Systems

Versatile and adaptable to changes in weather conditions, output, activity and climate. Removing the shell or the insulation helps regulate temperature and moisture.

Base Layer

Base Layer

Your first layer, worn next-to-skin. In many ways, this layer determines your other layers.

Mid Layer & Fleece

Mid Layer & Fleece

Air permeable layers that provide some warmth and protection, in addition to moisture management.

Insulation

Insulation

When selecting insulation type, consider weight and weather conditions. Down provides the highest warmth-to-weight value and packs small, but it is best suited to cool and dry conditions. Synthetic materials remain warm when damp, are more abrasion resistant but less compact and heavier than down.

Shell Jackets

Shell Jackets

Shells are the most weather protective layer, most often worn on the outside of all other layers. Evaluate your environment, expected output level and typical conditions when making your selection.

Insulated Shell Jackets

Insulated Shell Jackets

A one jacket system for cold, wet environments. Weatherproof and insulated, these outer layers are streamlined and can be lighter than an equivalent two-piece system.

Belay Jackets

Belay Jackets

Designed to be worn over all other layers, belay jackets are an extra layer that is packable, lightweight and meant for use during periods of rest or low activity.