SmartWool Pushes Limits of Layering
Already a vanguard of Merino layering, SmartWool is pushing performance apparel forward in 2015 with a redesign and expansion of its SmartLoft and NTS Mid 250 lines.
A quality layering system starts next to skin and no material manages moisture better than Merino wool.
Designed from the inside out, SmartWool’s 100-percent Merino, 250-weight baselayer is Interlock knit and features flatlock seam construction to eliminate chafing and deliver the unequalled comfort for which the brand is known.
SmartWool has restyled its NTS Mid 250 line for winter 2015 to feature asymmetrical, color block, houndstooth and jacquard patterns. New styles this season include the Women’s NTS Mid 250 Full Zip Hoody and Pattern Crew & Zip T as well as the Boot Top Bottom for men and women.
The traditional story of a three-layer system is changing and consumers are asking more of their midlayers. On all but the wettest days, skiers and other snowsports athletes are ditching the heavy shell and relying on the second layer to protect them from the elements. SmartLoft offers insulation that provides incredible warmth without bulk, even when wet, and address the thermoregulation shortcomings inherent in synthetics.
The new SmartLoft Corbet 120 Midlayer Collection features 120-gram Merino-based insulation in a variety of styles for men and women. All garments feature Merino lining for comfort and wind-resistant nylon face material treated with DWR finish to protect from the elements.
The SmartLoft line centres on the Corbet 120 Jacket for men and women. Additional styles include the men’s and women’s Corbet 120 Vest, Propulsion Sport Hoody & Propulsion 60 Jacket and the Double Corbet 120 Jacket, which features insulation in the front and back of the torso for extra warmth and protection in colder conditions.