Knowing how to layer is vital to staying warm when skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and climbing. And, it all starts with the layer you have closest to your skin. For a long time outdoor enthusiasts had to choose between functionality and warmth or style and cool when selecting base layers. No one figured out how to blend the two, and base layers either looked super technical and sporty or totally bypassed warmth in favor of cool patterns and styles. No more, thanks to Corbeaux Clothing.
Soar Magazine, the beautiful coffee-table magazine by Jet Linx Aviation, recently took notice and published a full-page story on Corbeaux’s anatomy of a base layer.
Read below to see what Corbeaux’s Darcy Conover says are the six most important attributes of a base layer…
Anatomy of a Base Layer
Darcy Conover, professional skier and Chief Visionary Officer at Corbeaux Clothing, shows you how to choose the perfect base layer for your day on the slopes. A good base layer is essential to keeping you warm without overheating, and the Corbeaux Men’s Cusco Long Sleeve is a great place to start.
High crew neck for warmth and maximum coverage.
- Headphone Loop
Small elastic loop on the right shoulder to keep headphones in place.
- Watch Window
3-inch window on left wrist to easily check your altimeter, GPS, or heart rate monitor while skiing without having to fuss around with your sleeves or taking your gloves off so you can stay warmer.
Thumbholes on both sleeves for easier layering and warmth.
Slimming contrast design lines so you can look good at the bar after your day skiing and a loose, athletic fit increased comfort, and style.
Fabric is the most important aspect of a base layer. To stay safe in winter conditions, a fabric that dries quickly is essential to keeping your body warm. A wet cotton t-shirt against your skin can ruin your day on the slopes. The Corbeaux Cusco Long Sleeve is made from a Bamboo / Polyester blend. You’ll stay warm and dry through the entire day, and won’t have to change before heading out for cocktails apres ski.