As the days darken, colors change, and the tips of noses and fingers become chilled in the wind,
we’re reminded of the magic art of layering. And with the price of electricity sky high, turning down the heat and turning up the number of layers offers a cozy solution this autumn.
What remains true is the versatility and reliability of a real wool sweater. Sometimes found in
grandpa’s closet or a hand-me-down from your older sister, a quality wool sweater is your
best friend when temperatures drop. It’ll keep you dry when it’s wet, warm you up
when you’re cold, and it’s quiet while tip-toeing around the cabin at night.
With any layering system natural fabrics are preferred — ideally natural wool. There is the
age old “3 layering” system which consists of a I) base layer II) insulating later III) and a shell.
But this is a rough guide — it’s all relative to the intensity of activity, as it is your bodies
heat which dictates how warm you are. A 5Mila half zip with a 5Mila vest could be more
than enough on a 0° Celsius day if you’re running or skiing. But at the same temperature
sitting still in the cabin could require 2 wool sweaters and a down jacket!