Episode 55 | Managing Perspiration in Layering Systems: Wicking, Evaporation, and Ventilation
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In this SKILLS SHORT, Andrew and Ryan discuss strategies and gear for managing perspiration in layering systems, including the processes of wicking, evaporation, and ventilation.
- Why is layering important?
- What is wicking and is it good or bad?
- Do I want my baselayer to wick in the winter?
- Why is ventilation important in a rain jacket?
- How can I manage effort and sweat production while backpacking?
- Is wool warm when wet?
- What is a good layering system for managing perspiration?
- Ryan’s go-to baselayer is the Brynje Unisex Super Thermo (this is also Andrew’s favorite layer).
- Don’t miss our Baselayers, Wicking, and Backpacking Members Q&A.
- Stephen Seeber’s Do Moisture-Wicking Fabrics Work article has an in-depth primer of some of the concepts discussed in this podcast.
- Our Untraditional Layers episode also has some advice for managing perspiration and moisture.
- Learn about waterproof-breathable fabrics in The Search for a High MVTR Waterproof Breathable Shell Jacket article and the Waterproof Breathable Fabrics podcast episode.