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Make Cold Winters Warmer with Thermal Underwear

In order to choose good quality women’s thermal underwear, you need to understand the differences between the most common types available. They are available in a wide range of fabrics—including cotton, wool, fabric blends, and smart fabrics. You should also consider the weight as well as the usage specifications of the women’s thermals you want to buy.

Cotton women’s thermal underwear is perfectly fine for when you’re staying indoors and don’t intend to participate in cold weather sports, camping, or hiking. They provide extra warmth, but they do not wick moisture away and are therefore unsuitable for outdoor activities.

The next most common material used for women’s thermals is wool, which tends to be a bit more expensive but worth the money. Wool thermal underwear can provide you superior warmth while allowing moisture to escape, thereby keeping you dry. They are fantastic for staying in as well as doing light outdoor activities, like an easy hike.

If you intend to participate in high-action winter sports like skiing or snowboarding, consider buying thermal underwear made of special fabric blends—typically a mix of spandex, polyester, and wool. These types of women’s thermals offer superior warmth and moisture control, making them perfect for athletic activities. In addition, some manufacturers have incorporated their thermals with odour control technologies.

Aside from fabric, you should also look at weight when shopping for thermal underwear. Lightweight varieties are best for high-level activities but may not be the optimum choice for extreme cold. Heavy weight fabrics—often labelled ‘expedition’ weight in the active wear industry—are a great choice for extreme cold. For everyday use, mid-weight fabrics will do.

A lot of women’s thermal underwear these days have added performance features. For example, some thermal shirts have thumbholes so that the arm sleeves stay in place and don’t roll up under your sweater or jacket. The best thermal underwear for layering doesn’t have zippers or fasteners that may interfere with your outer layers.

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Why Thermal Clothes Should Be Included in Every Wardrobe

Living in a cold climate means you need thermal clothes to keep yourself warm, especially when you’re outdoors. Thermal clothes must be part of every wardrobe; you need them whenever the temperatures drop. Your set of thermal clothes must consist of thermal underwear, insulating layers, an outer layer, and accessories that can protect your hands, feet, head, and face.

Because thermal clothes are necessary, it is important that you buy high-quality pieces that can last for several winters. For thermal underwear, pick something that is made of stretchable, ergonomic, and quick-drying fabric that fits snugly and comfortably. You want underwear with stretchable seams so you can move naturally.

Buy high-quality sweaters, vests, pullovers, turtlenecks, and sweatshirts to serve as your middle or insulating layers. Fleece is the best material for sweaters, pullovers, and sweatshirts because it maintains its natural insulating ability, even when wet, yet it efficiently absorbs and spreads out moisture to make it dry out quickly. You can also buy a wool sweater for extra warmth. Wear thermal leggings or long johns under your pants.

For the outer layer, wear an insulating coat or jacket with waterproof qualities. Your jacket or coat must be able to shield you from rain, sleet, and snow and it must protect you from the wind, too. For your head, wear a thermal beanie or a hat to prevent body heat from escaping through your head.

Thermal clothes may be thick and the layering can make anyone look bulky, but that doesn’t mean that you have to look completely unfashionable when it’s cold. There are thermal wear manufacturers creating colourful sweaters, hats, gloves, jackets, and coats to make your look a little less boring. These days, there are also plenty of thinner fabrics that are very good at preserving body heat.

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Universal Textiles Donates to the YMCA!

FredFinnYMCA MattWith the help of Fred Finn, the World’s Most Travelled Man, Universal Textiles spread the gift of warmth this winter, donating thousands of pieces of thermal clothing and hats to vulnerable and homeless young people supported by national youth charity, YMCA.

Fred Finn, who has visited 141 countries and travelled over 15 million miles, flew in especially to handover the thermal clothing, swap tips and share experiences with young residents from City YMCA London. With the help of Universal Textiles, Fred will be distributing 1,500 free hats and premium FLOSO thermals totalling £8250 to young people at YMCAs throughout the country.

Having worn Thermals from Universal Textiles for years Fred swears by them, saying:

“The trick to surviving the cold is to wrap up warm and wear more layers. Far too many people overlook the benefits something as simple as putting on an extra layer of thermals. The FLOSO thermals have probably saved my life on many occasions in many different countries where temperatures would otherwise been unbearable.”

With the cost of heating our homes rising and the ever more unpredictable weather, Fred and Universal Textiles hope to spread the word about the under-appreciated benefits of thermal clothing. This is an issue recognised by Suzi Browne, spokesperson for YMCA England, who states:

“Christmas and the winter months can be particularly difficult for those who are sleeping rough or in low income homes and unable to afford the rising costs of heating. We are very grateful to Fred Finn and Universal Textiles for their kind donation, which will be distributed via YMCA services and drop in centres to those who need it most.”

See the links below to just some of the YMCA centres who benefitted from Universal Textiles’ donation.

http://www.brightonymca.co.uk/donate.html

http://www.ymca.org.uk/newsmedia/latest/1215-donated-thermals-spread-warmth-and-ward-off-winter-chill

http://www.leicesterymca.co.uk/ymca-news.php?article=92

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Winter Survival Kits

Winter Kit Banner Blog VersionGet ready for the Cold Snap with Universal Textiles’ Winter Survival Kits.

With the temperatures set to plummet, we have put together a collection of low cost Survival Kits to help you through the cold.movie xXx: Return of Xander Cage streaming

Kits include Thermal Underwear, Gloves, Hats, Scarves, Fleeces, Jackets, Socks, High-Visibilty Vests and Bags.

To view the full Survival Kits and read more about the products and upcoming weather, click here.

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Dressing for a Sudden Cold Spell

One of the things we have become aware of in the UK is that our weather is very unpredictable.  Mild spells can very suddenly turn into cold spells, and a day with great sunshine does not necessarily mean that we will not get a downpour.  Being prepared for the colder weather is essential.

Stocking up on cold weather essentials is one of the best ways to be prepared.  There is a wide range of both men’s and ladies’ thermal underwear available now and it is not expensive to add a few items to the wardrobe just in case.  A thermal t-shirt is an excellent choice for wearing under a sweater or shirt, just to keep the chill at bay and these are available in a range of sizes for people of all ages.  Team these with the thermal long johns or long janes, and even arctic temperatures will not be able to get through.

Thermal socks are always a welcome addition to the wardrobe as there is nothing worse than cold feet. As these come in a variety of colours and styles they can be used as school socks for children and are perfect for wearing with boots in the wetter weather.

Opting for thermal items during the winter months can mean the difference between simply coping in the cold weather and getting through it comfortably – and comfortable is the one thing we should all be aiming for when planning our winter wardrobes.

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Thermal T-shirts and Vests

Thermal underwear is a necessity in winter. Those who have never tried them before often find themselves wondering how they managed without when the cold weather really hits. Thermal t-shirts and vests are ideal for wearing under clothing to create an extra layer of warmth. This is particularly useful for those who work outside or in cold buildings.

Men’s thermal t-shirts come in both long and short-sleeved options so there is a t-shirt to suit every wardrobe. There is a range of vest tops that are also great for wearing under office wear, including short-sleeved shirts. They come in a range of colours, and white and black are popular choices. There is also a range of thermal vests and t-shirts that is available in a denim blue colour. Ladies thermal t-shirts and vests come in long and short sleeve styles and in a variety of colours including white, black, and cream. Thermals are typically manufactured in a combination of natural and synthetic materials.

There are a range of children’s thermal vests and t-shirts also available, making it now much easier to keep children warm. The little boys sizes come in both long and short sleeve t-shirts and sleeveless vest tops. The colour choices for the boy’s thermal tops are charcoal or white. Little girls also have the same long and short sleeve length options along with the vest top style, but this selection has a slightly different variant on colour scheme. Girls colour options include both pink and white.

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