Various types of thermal wear
You tend to look at thermals with a feeling of distain when you go through the garment world, but one camping trip in November and you will realize on what wonders it can do for you. Choosing the perfect one for you can be a daunting task, especially if one is not familiar with the options available.
Thermals are known to come in various weights, across the spectrum and each weight offers different advantages. Each version of it has its own set of uses. For example, the light weight ones are conducive for moderate temperatures and are preferred to higher level of aerobic activity. Middle weight ones are more on the versatile side and can be used for recreational activities. The heavy weight ones are preferred for frigid temperatures where more amount of warmth is needed.
Cotton thermals men are not a good choice when it comes to thermal underwear. The main reason for it is that the material does not insulate. But the fact of the matter is that cotton keeps you cooler and the primary intent of the base layer is to transport perspiration away from the skin and at the same time degree of insulation.
Synthetic thermals, which include polyester, offer cheap alternatives to wool underwear and are more economical options for children, who will obviously outgrow the thermals after a few uses. Polyester is easy to care for, and more ultra violet resistant, and is known not to hold heat. It is easier to care and wash for.
The woolen thermals have soared in popularity in recent times after being on the back burner for a considerable period of time. In this regard, the merino wool is the more popular as it does not itch like the other variety of wools. But there is a flip side when it comes to wool and that is they are a tinge expensive. But you need to keep in mind that wool does not hold any amount of odor as the other synthetic materials does
To sum it up, the fabric blends are the most popular as they offer the advantages of both wool and synthetic materials. Only one drawback can be attributed to this as because of the presence of wool, it tends to take a longer time to dry. You need to keep this in mind when you are on a camping trip and take into account the drying time associated with this form of thermals
The bottom line is that whatever form of thermal wear you choose, one needs to take into account the climatic conditions they are likely to encounter. Have one eye on the comfort aspect as well.