Why Thermal Clothing?

Even if you’re not a die-hard winter enthusiast you probably love getting cozy when it’s freezing outside. Grabbing a warm cup of tea after shoveling out the snow and ice from the walkway is one example.

Getting into the center of all your blankets, comforters, and pillows after a long cold day is another great joy. It would be great if you could take some of that comfort along with you through the day, right?

The best way to stay warm is to wear thermal clothing. Plenty of us know this but we may not all understand just how necessary thermal clothing really is.

What is thermal clothing?

Thermal clothing (also called long underwear) are the base layers that you wear under your regular clothes. Thermals are great because they trap body heat better than your jeans or men’s dress shirts when it’s incredibly cold. The best thermal clothing also wicks sweat away to keep you from getting chilly.

So when you’re out shoveling the snow you won’t get cold as quickly as you would without thermal clothing. The sweat will push away from your body and keep heat in.

Do thermal clothes really work?

Yes, thermal clothes do work! If you’re heading away from the warmth of your home and the outdoors are brutal, you’ll want to protect your legs, arms, and your core with a great thermal bottom and top.

Plus, wearing base layers under your work clothes is like getting away with wearing pajamas. If you’re in an office setting or are out and about, thermal clothing is guaranteed to keep your days both warmer and cozier.

Yes, you need thermal clothing.

While we’re all keen on purchasing an invincible winter coat every few years, we should also take into account that our core is the place that will keep us warmest through and through. Many thermal clothing protesters think that they’ll get too warm wearing thermals to say, the office. But thermals are better at regulating your temperature since they’re right up against your skin. It’s not like wearing two down coats. It’s like wearing a smarter tee.

Plus, thermals are super comfortable to wear to bed.

Base layer vs thermal clothing. Is there a difference?

Base layers and thermal clothing are one in the same. Long underwear is another way to describe base layers. The different phrases sounds like it could have originated due to a regional difference, like the famed “soda” and “pop.” Whichever words you use to describe thermals is perfectly okay.

Here’s a few examples of when you would wear Rocky Winter Gear:

  • Sledding
  • Skiing & snowboarding
  • Getting up early for work to shovel the driveway
  • Staying warm in all those airport lines
  • Wearing your long underwear to bed like you would pajamas
  • Heading to see an outdoor football game
  • Dressing up as Santa
  • Christmas lights at the zoo
  • Ice skating
  • Pond hockey
  • Ice fishing
  • A baselayer beneath a robe
  • Wintertime 5k
  • Building the biggest snowman on the block

Even heading to run some errands, you’ll find that your thermal clothing helps make your day a bit more enjoyable. Being warm is the secret to getting through these rough winters no matter what kind of mountain you’re climbing.

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