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Importance of layering for cold weather

As a kid, your mom made sure to remind you to dress for the weather and most likely fought tooth and nail to keep you warm. Now as an adult you can’t put enough clothes on to stay warm.

The Basics of Layering

You regulate your comfort level by adding or removing layers as the weather changes by layering. It is crucial when you spend long hours outdoors.

How to Layer

Did you know that there is a method to the madness? Yes, a proper layering system that works together will keep you warm and prevent dangerous exposure to freezing weather. Proper layering will help maintain your core body heat by protecting you from cold elements like wind, rain, snow, sleet, fog, and freezing rain.

  1. Base layer (next to skin fit layer): High breathability and dries quickly 
  2. Middle layer (Insulating layer): Provides unmatched warmth and greater protection
  3. Outer layer (Heavy-duty layer): Highly resistant to wind, water and sheds snow 
  4. Head layer: Breathable and wind-resistance

Weather Layering Examples

Our garments are built to shield workers from the elements of the fall and winter months while staying warm and protected.
Our suggestion is based on examples of how a lineworker would outfit themselves with DragonWear in various weather conditions. 

Moderate Temps

Based on cloudy, but moderate Fall and Winter temperatures.

Colder Temps

Based on cold temperatures but without any weather systems (Rain, sleet, winds, etc)

Rainy Conditions

Based on lighter to moderate rainfall, showers throughout the day.

Extreme Cold

Based on temperatures that are well below freezing, typically high winds, potential snowfall.

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