How to stay warm and dry during my cross-country skiing outings?
We recommend the 3-layer technique.
Layer 1: second skin (technical base layer) wicks away moisture from the body to keep your skin dry.
Layer 2: insulating (t-shirt, fleece) layer that provides warmth and wicks away moisture.
Layer 3: outer protective (jacket) layer that protects from the weather conditions: wind, snow and cold.
Adjust the number of layers to the level of your physical effort and the weather, and make sure that the clothing is breathable.
Why should you protect yourself from the wind?
Did you know that the wind makes you feel colder?
With an outside temperature of 0°C and 20 km/h winds, it will feel like the temperature is -10°.
So-called "windproof" components help to reduce this windchill by blocking the air flow resulting from the true wind and the forward motion of your sporting activity.
Why is it important to wear breathable clothing for cross-country skiing?
To avoid getting wet, wear breathable clothing that eliminates water vapour generated by perspiration.
We measure its evaporative resistance = RET
RET <6: extremely breathable, ideal for most intense physical effort
RET between 6 & 12: very breathable, suitable for moderate physical effort
RET between 12 & 20: moderately breathable, not particularly pleasant during physical effort
RET >20: not very breathable and therefore not suitable during physical effort
RET >40: not breathable
A score for comparing the products' environmental impact
The environmental impact of the product is calculated over its entire life cycle and using various indicators. An overall ABCDE score is given to help you easily identify products with the best environmental performance by comparing products of the same type (t-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.). Decathlon is committed to displaying environmental information about its products. For more information: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/