Put Layer Over Layer: Layering with Martini Sportswear
Smart dressed with the onion principle
Has it ever happened to you that you were freezing under a thick jacket on your ski tours? Or when you were walking in the spring, did you notice unpleasant moisture on the skin? Especially during sports activities and when efficiency is demanded, it is important to being able to rely on the functionality of the clothing. So sweat or goose bumps can be avoided.
The solution to all that is a simple and effective onion principle, also called layering. What is that? This means that the clothes are worn in coordinated layers. The layers must form an unity and interwork with each other so to speak. Only then is a perfect air circulation between the body and the individual layers possible and the sweat can be optimally transported to the outside.
How exactly does layering work?
The objectives of the layering look are not only optimal wearing comfort, but also a fine interplay and performance of the individual layers. What you wear on the body, should ideally warm in cold weather conditions, cool you down when in movement and activities and protect you depending on the weather conditions from wind, rain or snow.
The functional clothing is always to be considered as a holistic system. Each individual situation fulfills a special task. If a layer is missing or the wrong material is used, it can not fully meet the performance.
A cotton T-shirt, for example, does not wick moisture away, but stores it. This makes the shirt wet and heavy, and it dries slowly. The layers and materials which are useful and perfect for outdoor activities you can find here!
With these layers you are always perfectly dressed
Classically, the onion principle distinguishes between three layers: the First Layer, the Second Layer and the Third Layer. Each layer has a different function. This does not mean, however, that you always wear three pieces of clothing on your body. In summer temperatures, it is usually sufficient to wear two layers on top of each other. In winter, more than three layers might be necessary. How much clothing you should wear following the layering principle, will always depend on the weather conditions.