Saturday, January 21, 2012

Layering and Insulation

Surely a few cold months of fishing ahead for most around here.....for some even more. What an important category. We feature "Layering and Insulation" products from companies like Simms, Patagonia, Orvis, Filson and more. Below are some of our featured favorites! All in stock and available in the shop or on the website.

Patagonia's capilene long underwear has set the standard in "long johns" for decades now. It is simply the best next-to-skin layering material that you can buy....period.

Capilene baselayers feature a moisture-wicking polyester fabric that dries and wicks incredibly quickly. Capilene polyester is also recycled, recyclable and features Gladiodor® garment odor control.

Capilene 3, or Midweight is surely the most versatile. It provides the perfect balance of wicking and insulation. It is by far the best selling weight that they make.

Capilene 1, or what we used to call "Silkweight", doesn't provide any insulation but is the most superior at wicking. For extreme situations or more aerobic situtions you may want this next to your skin for maximum wicking. We use the shirts as undershirts as well as for sun protection in the tropics.

Simms Merino Wool!

In the Fall of 2011, Simms introduced their Merino Wool long underwear. We really felt they did a great job and gave them a shot. We love the stuff and it has sold exceptionally well so far! The merino wool is exceptionally comfortable and the natural fiber is odor-resistant.

A great layering piece that has been around for a few seasons now. Simms Waderwick Fleece Top and Waderwick Fleece Bottoms. 2 way stretch 200 weight polartec fleece at a great price. These things are great and continue to sell well. Now in the Simms Orange!

Top of the Line!

The Simms Guide Fleece Top and Guide Fleece Pants are exceptionally cozy pieces of gear!
Exceptionally warm, comfortable fleece-ideal for layering in any situation. Fabric is smooth on the outside soft inside. Easy-in, easy- out and super comfy. Insulates with hardly any weight and never hinders mobility. Can get away with this as a general top as well and the pants CAN go from river to bar pretty well!

Maybe the most important Category.........Socks!

We do carry a great selection of socks from Smartwool and Simms. Both in the shop and Online.

New this Spring we are featuring the Simms Exstream Wading Sock and the new Liner Socks.

Absolutely one of the finest pairs of insulating type/wader pants we have seen! These have been selling equally as well in the "front" of the shop to casual folks looking to walk the dog or shovel a bit of snow.

It sure is nice to put on fleece-lined Nylon shell pants on a frosty morning headed out to the river. The DurapelPlus finish and COR3™ technology make this cold weather pant a winner.

And to top things off....the Simms Rogue Fleece Hoody. This thing is wildly popular, and pretty cool looking. DWR finish Softshell fleece at a great price!

Of course Gloves are a staple of any layering system. We feature a pretty good selection in the shop and online.

Shown here are the Simms Foldover Mitts. By far our best sellers but there are some other great choices on the site.

The Simms Gore-Tex Exstream Hat is a great choice for keeping the melon warm and dry.

Of course, many other choices in Hats to be found on our website.

Thanks for taking the time to read this folks and of course any questions about "Layering and Insualtion"- give us a call or drop us an e-mail!

Mad River Outfitters
813 Bethel Rd.

Columbus, Ohio 43214