How to Buy Thermal Underwear. What you put against your skin has a lot to do with your comfort and safety in the wilderness. Buy wisely.
Things You'll Need
- Thermal Underwear
- Waterproof Hats
- Waterproof Hiking Boots
- Waterproof Jackets
- Waterproof Pants
- Waterproof Gloves
- Waterproof jackets
Determine what thickness or "weight" to buy, depending on conditions and activity: the colder the temperature and the less activity you'll be engaged in, the thicker the underwear.
Look for "wicking" underwear - material that spreads out moisture and dries quickly.
Ask about odor retention. Older materials such as polypropylene tend to get stinky; several newer materials hardly retain any odor.
Find materials that are easy to care for - that is, those that are machine-washable and, preferably, machine-dryable.