Socks and Underwear Buying Guide
Socks and base layer underwear are the garments worn to keep you warm and cosy in any season of the year.
Types of Base Layer Socks
- Trekker Socks: Trekker socks are designed to give full-day protection and superior comfort in dry environment ensuring comfortable and healthy feet. They are suitable for hiking, trekking and backpacking. These socks are available for both men and women.
- Runner Socks: Running socks are made of lightweight construction. They reduce fatigue and prevent blisters. These socks are perfect for racing and training for longer distances and they promise long life run after run.
- Hiking Socks: These hiking socks are designed with features such as better resilience, durability and better wicking. These socks come with thick cushion in ball/heel which helps in reducing shock, impact, sheer and blisters. They are provided with moderate cushioning at instep to protect from boot pressure and to have better fit.
Types of Base Layer Underwear
Look for base layers made with a blend of spandex, Lycra, polyester and nylon or even polypropylene.
- Base layer cooling Underwear: Base layer underwear is suitable for summer or during severe work outs. They retain very little heat and keep your body cool. They provide excellent comfort and are extremely efficient in moisture management. They are available as half sleeve, full sleeve vests and one piece cooling suit. Leggings, long johns, boxer shorts can also have the cooling properties.
- Base layer thermal Underwear: Thermal base layer underwear is an ideal choice for sporting activities. They are designed to transport moisture away from skin and disperse it over the outer layer of the fabric making it to easily evaporate. The underwear is suitable while cycling, walking & hiking, skiing, running, golfing and climbing.
- Lightweight base layers are ideal for cool weather at maximum exertion levels and sporting activity.
- Mid weight base layers are ideal for the outdoors with a minimum activity level like walking.
- Heavy base layers are for extreme conditions whatever the level of activity is.
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