Base layer fabric pilling

base layer fabric pilling

During an extensive wear trial comparing the advantages and disadvantages of merino wool and polyester base layer fabrics, we received feedback from one field user of exaggerated base layer fabric pilling on the polyester side of the prototype harlequin half top. Mark had noticed this to occur on the inner sleeve region as it rubbed […] Read More

Base layer drying time

Base layer drying time

Base layer drying time can be considered one of the principal determinants when choosing base layer clothing. One of the primary advantages of next to skin garments is their moisture management ability, as such, the base layer drying time is of great importance when selecting these products. During our lengthy base layer evaluation between natural […] Read More

Dimensional stability and recovery between base layer fabrics

dimensional stability

While undertaking wear trials during our Base Layer Evaluation between polyester and merino wool fabrics, we received feedback from some field users that the merino wool side of our test harlequin half tops were potentially lacking certain dimensional stability properties and would lose shape retention by developing fabric sag after extended field use. This was […] Read More

Polyester base layer fabric for hunting applications

polyester base layer fabric

Polyester base layer fabric has developed a strong following due to its inherent ease of care and fast drying capabilities. Polyester is a man made synthetic fibre derived from coal, air, water, and petroleum. It is manufactured during a chemical process involving the extrusion of melted polymer pellets through spinnerets to form a continuous fibre. […] Read More

Merino wool base layer fabric for hunting applications

merino wool

Today merino wool fabrics have gained a strong following amongst outdoor enthusiasts for use as next to skin base layer garments. Traditionally wool has not been used as a next to skin fabric due to its irritating abrasive qualities. Wool fibres are measured in microns, typically regular wool fibres can measure in grades of 30-40 […] Read More

Base layer for hunting, what are the benefits?

base layer for hunting

While some hunters may overlook a base layer for hunting applications, the base layer can be considered an integral part of the hunter’s layering ensemble. This becomes more pronounced if your hunting style involves high exertion activities and consequently an increased sweating rate. Selecting the proper base layer for hunting can have a big impact […] Read More