Intro to Layering
Layering is a great way to thermoregulate your body as weather conditions and activity levels change throughout the day. Whether you’re going for a quick day hike, or taking on a thru-hike, having the right layers can make your trip more enjoyable and also keep you protected against hypothermia or heat exhaustion.
There are many combinations of layers that can be used, and you may need to experiment to figure out what is right for you. Typically, most people use a 3-4 layer system consisting of a base layer, a mid layer, an insulating layer, and an outer shell layer. Simply add or subtract layers as the environment changes.