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September, 2018

  1. The Layering Principle

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    September 19, 2018 by Polarn O. Pyret

    The layering principle is just as simple as it is ingenious. Dressing your kids in layers will keep them warm and dry. But it’s not the clothes themselves that provide the most warmth – it’s the air between each layer. Hold in the warmth, let out the moisture, and keep the rain and snow at bay! LAYER 1: BASE LAYER – NEXT TO THE SKIN The purpose of the base layer is to keep the body warm. Children who run around and play outdoors when it’s cold generate heat and moisture that need to be transported away from their bodies. A wool base layer is warm even if it gets damp and a polyester base layer, while generally not as warm, wicks moisture away from …
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