Thermals

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WHAT IS THERMAL WEAR?

Thermal wear isbase layerclothing that is worn underneath your jacket top layer to keep you warm in frosty winter conditions. Thermals includethermal tops,leggings,t-shirts,longsleeve tops,long johns,thermal bottomsandthermal underwear.Merinothermalfabrics are moisture wicking and keep the body heat trapped close to the skin. For best results, thermal clothing should be worn in a size that fits snugly without being tight.Thermal topsandthermal bottomsavailable at Anaconda are produced by leading outdoor manufacturers, with apparel designs specially created for variable weather conditions inAustralia.High-qualitymen's clothing, women's clothing and kid's thermal clothing is available for unbeatable prices at Anaconda.

WHAT IS THERMAL CLOTHING MADE OUT OF?

Thermal clothing can be made out of natural or man-made materials, and often includesMerinowool. Thermal clothing provides air flow, traps warmth in and wicks away moisture.Merinowoolblendthermal gear remains popular, and is the comfortable way to enjoy acosytime even during foul weather. Natural silk, bamboo and wool are all used in thermal products, with professional skiers wearing pure silkbase layersto keep their body temperatures regulated whilst on the slopes.Thermal tops,long johnsandbase layerstrap air that insulates and generates warmth. Polyester is often combined with thermal gear for additional waterproof and windproof properties.

SHOULD I CHOOSE NATURAL OR MAN-MADE THERMAL CLOTHING?

The most common thermalbase layersavailable are made of either wool, synthetics (like polypropylene or polyester), or a mix of both. Which fabric makes the bestbase layeris an age-old debate. Wool and synthetics each have their advantages and disadvantages. Blends aim to the capture benefits of each one, so it's worth visiting your nearest Anaconda store for personalising your selections.Thermalleggings,thermal underwear, thermalsleepwearandlong johnsare essential cold climate apparel used by professional sportspeople and casual campers every day aroundAustralia. WithNew Zealandon our doorstep and the opportunity to enjoy an extended ski season, it could be time to update yourMerinothermalandwool blendsoftshell jackets,thermal pants,longsleeve topsand other thermal wear designed for superior comfort and warmth.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE WOOL?

The days of scratchy or itchy wool clothing are long gone. Thermal clothing is nowadays made from super soft and luxuriantmerinowoolspecifically treated for a soft, comfortable feel next to the skin.Merinowoolcontains antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that resists moisture absorption and odours.Merinowoolandwool blendfibres stretch naturally for a form fitting and flattering look.Merinowoolprovides superior insulation and doesn't dry as fast as synthetics, allowing the wearer to feel warmer in winter and cooler in summer. If yourwish listincludes winter wear for alpine conditions, look no further than Anacondamerinothermals,wool blendthermalleggings,sleepwear,hoodies,thermal pantsand a whole lot more.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE MAN-MADE FABRIC?

The biggest advantage of a synthetic fabric over wool is its quick drying time. What this means for outdoor athletes is that synthetic fabrics wick more efficiently than wool. If you perform high-intensity activities like running or skiing, synthetic moisture wicking fabrics are the way to go. Man-made fabrics are generally lighter than wool, which is an advantage if you are hiking or backpacking. Anaconda hasAustralia's widest range of outdoor equipment and apparel, so check out your nearest Anaconda retailer on the storelocator, or experience the ultimate online shopping experience.

While investigatingbase layersand otherMerinowoolgarments, take time to explore other great Anaconda deals onmen's clothing, camping accessories,cookware,backpacks,sleepwear,hoodies, hydration equipment,water bottlesand anything else on your outdoorwish list.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BLENDS?

Thermal clothing made from wool and synthetic blends aim to get the benefits of both fabrics while offering ahigh-qualitybase layerat a competitive price. Blended thermalbase layersoptimise wearability for wide ranging outdoor use. Remember to couple your thermal apparel with thermal socks, beanies, scarves and other warming clothing.

DO YOU WEAR UNDERWEAR UNDERTHERMAL UNDERWEAR?

The simple answer is that it is up to what you feel most comfortable with! There is no right or wrong way to wear thermal clothing. Some people prefer to use the thermal layers next to the skin, and it is, of course, possible to buythermal underwear. However, if you feel better wearing some underwear underneath, it will not be a problem. Close fitting items would be better than roomy boxers for thermal insulation properties.

WHAT IS THE PRINCIPLE BEHIND THERMAL WEAR?

Gases (which include air) possess poor thermal conduction properties compared to liquids and solids, and this makes them good insulation material if they can be trapped. In order to increase the effectiveness of a gas, it may be broken up into small cells which cannot effectively transfer heat by natural convection. This principle is mimicked in nature by trapping air between fibres of wool, or between feathers of a down duvet for instance.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN BENEFITS OF THERMAL CLOTHING?

  • It regulates body temperature. Thermal clothing will not absorb moisture such as sweat, and any moisture generated by your skin will quickly be led away from the skin to other functional layers. It helps to stabilise your body temperature and saves your energy.
  • It always feels warm. The ability not to absorb sweat brings another indispensable feature - thermal clothing will not make you cold. It will maintain its functions and lead the sweat away while keeping you warm and dry.
  • It dries very quickly. Thermal clothing will dry much more quickly than, for instance, cotton pants and shirts, which can be a real bonus in many situations.
  • It gives you freedom of movement. The thin layers of thermal clothing fit closely against the skin but do not impair your freedom of movement like a bulky jacket might do.
  • It is lightweight. Thermal clothing is lightweight, which is a bonus when you are wearing it and also when you have to carry it around in your luggage.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THERMAL CLOTHING?

Thermal clothing is ideal to wear as abase layernext to your skin, and can also be incorporated into middle and outer clothing items. Thermal clothing is layered, from underwear to thermalt-shirt,thermal top,longsleeve top,unisextop andleggings. To combat extreme cold, experts recommend that you add another two layers of clothing to your thermalbase layer: a mid-layer and an outer layer. That way, you maximise the benefits of trapping air between the various layers of clothing, and in changing conditions, you can shed either the mid layer or the outer layer to stop your body from overheating. The mid layer may be something like to fleece top orsoft-shell jacket, which will increase the warmth, while the outer layer keeps the wind and/or rain or snow from your inner layers.

CAN I PURCHASE THERMAL WEAR AT ANACONDA?

Yes, you can. Anaconda stocks an extensive range ofthermal tops,thermal bottoms,sleepwear,thermalleggings,hoodiesand all otherbase layerMerinoandwool blendclothing. Choose from premium brands, adaptablewool blendstyles and all sizes to find your ideal thermalbase layersfor keeping warm, includingsoftshell jacketsand tops with half zips and/or collars, pants with or without flies, and other variations. Anaconda is the go-to retailer for top-quality camping gear, hiking gear and thermalbase layersthat combat everything the Australian weather can throw at you.

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