Layers form a tiny microclimate around your body that can be adapted to moisture, wind, temperature, and exertion.
More than just piling on clothes, layering is a system that manages moisture and retains heat.
Whether you're racing summit to summit or jogging in the woods behind your house, wearing the right trail running clothes can definitely sweeten the view and ease the pain.
Wool fabrics help keep warm even when they're wet and buffer against sudden temperature changes. Modern wool fabrics are also soft and naturally stain resistant.
Insulated clothing has a higher warmth-to-weight ratio than a multi-layer system and is less restrictive for active use. Warmth is provided by down or synthetic fills.
Garments made from technical fabrics are designed for active use in inclement settings. A comparison of fabrics, coatings, and technologies used for waterproof-breathables and soft shells.
Whether you're travelling fast and light on a high ridge top, or low and wet in a brush-filled gully, or merely strolling along a city street on a blustery day, there's a waterproof-breathable jacket that will fit the bill.
MEC designs rainwear to protect you from every wet and rainy situation, whether it's climbing in light drizzle or hiking in a driving, persistent deluge.