/ Advice on base layers
I noticed in the spring issue of Trail Magazine a feature on base layers. In there they recommended a base layer called Xcelcius Megatherm for extreme cold for temperatures down to -25oC. I have checked out their website http://www.xcelcius.co.uk/products/xcelcius-megatherm-mens-long-sleeve-top.html and it looks good but was wondering if anyone else has any experience with this brand or company.
Why Toby, what on earth makes you think that might be the case?
It often does turn out to be the case when a person's first ever post on here (or any forum) is plugging some product or other. (Usually in the form of "I discovered this.." or "What do you think of this...")
I know, I've been here long enough, I was teasing.... ;-)
Xcelcius? From Wikipedia:
"Celcius is the fourth studio album by rapper Tech N9ne" whereas "Celsius, also known as centigrade, is a scale and unit of measurement for temperature".
Is this product aimed at extreme rappers?
D'Oh! Of course you were. I'm a bit dim today. ;o)
Not only do I not, I have no idea what "certified down to -25°C" actually means.
Who gives out the certificates?
If your base layer is exposed to those kinds of temperatures, shouldn't you be putting more clothes on?
they're rubbish mate, I'd steer well clear.
Perhaps it means you'd have to be certified to wear just the base layer at -25C...
"Viloft is made from wood pulp which increases thermal performance."
Another good one. It's just cellulose acetate, aka Rayon, aka Viscose, aka Modal aka...
Having said that, I like the North Cape RhovylTherm base layers I've got, for cold weather use. And they're a similar mix of Modal (cellulose acetate) and polyester. They're probably about the same weight as these, and warm. But they do hang on to sweat; not surprisingly, since it's quite a thick fabric.
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