Every Layer Counts

Dressing properly, depending on the activity you do, the intensity you put in it and the weather you’re in, is the key to stay dry and warm. A good disposition of layers protects you from the elements, improves moisture management and regulates the temperature between your body and the outside.

From recreational activities like snowshoeing on the local trail to high output activities like running and skiing, picking the right equipment is crucial. Because there are so many different types of activities, we at Garneau developed four levels of base layers, the 6000, 4000, 3000 and 2000 series.

Browse our buyer's guide to find yours!

What intensity to you put in?

High Intensity Medium Intensity Low Intensity

Base Layers for High Intensity

You practice your activity with high intensity (ex: running, hiking, cross-country skiing, ice-skating, mountaineering) and the chances of sweating while you practice your sport is 100% sure

What temperature range do you practice your activity?

-15℃ to -25℃
-5℃ to -15℃
10℃ to -5℃

Base Layers for Moderate Intensity

You practice your activity with medium intensity (ex: ice skating, hiking, fat biking, snowshoeing) and the chances of sweating while you practice is present.

What temperature range do you practice your activity?

-15℃ to -25℃
-5℃ to -15℃
10℃ to -5℃

Base Layers for Low Intensity

You practice your activity with low intensity (ex: walking on flat terrains, sliding with the kids, snowmobiling) and the chances of sweating while you practice is quite low.

What temperature range do you practice your activity?

-15℃ to -25℃
-5℃ to -15℃
10℃ to -5℃