Swedish people love talking about the weather. The four different seasons offer a wide range of temperatures, rain, snow, sunny days, colours of nature and surroundings and, maybe the biggest difference of them all, hours of daylight.
If you haven't been living in Sweden or maybe another country in the north. you have probably not heard about "spring feelings". To try making you understand; imagine living in cold temperatures with only a few hours (or none in the very, very north part of Sweden) of daylight for about four months. The trees have lost their green leaves months ago and fauna is sleeping.
Then, step by step, nature is awakening, the trees, grass and flowers turn into their beautiful colours and the birds are singing again. The temperatures are going up and there isn't a cloud in the sky. Imagine the feeling when you are madly in love. That's how "the spring feelings" are.
Suddenly, the winds almost blow you away, the temperature decreases, the sky turns grey and you can tell there is rain coming any second. The sky is open up and the rain is pouring down. A couple of hours later the sun is shining and the temperatures rise. That's how the spring weather is in Sweden, which is one of the many reasons you should dress by the layering technique.
The art of layering
When you step outdoors, the ancient art of layering becomes your smart-technology thermostat. This tried-and-true strategy lets you regulate comfort by slipping layers on and off as your activity level or the weather changes.
What’s the secret to staying warm and comfortable when active outside? Layers. Layering your outdoor clothing adds comfort by protecting your body from wind, water and moisture, and helps to regulate your temperature during activity.
There are three basic components to your layering system: base, mid and outer layers.
Uhip's clothing is made for layering up with matching colours and smart elegant design with smart special features.
Layering up with Uhip
This is the layer in direct contact with your skin. Its main purpose is to transport or “wick” moisture off your skin and move it toward the surface of the fabric where it can evaporate. The base layer should be seamless or flat-seamed garments that won’t rub against your skin when combined with outer layers.
Guess what!? Uhip has merino base layers in different colours. The wool regulates your body temperature the same way as it does on the sheep. As the body temperature rises the wool has the amazing ability to transfer heat and moisture along with every fibre and release it into the cooler, drier environment, and when it is cold it keeps the heat in.
In addition, wool is an entirely natural fibre and has antibacterial properties that make it almost odour free.
This layer adds insulation, traps body heat to keep you warm, and continues moving moisture outward.
Our riding jackets and riding vests in the 365 hybrid family are available in women's, men's and children's sizes are an excellent choice of a thinner mid layer. The "hybrids" have a close fit, offer freedom of movement and are manufactured with the market's most breathable insulation from Clo® A perfect mid layer for activity.
If you need a warmer mid layer, the 365 family is there for you. We have jackets and vests in women's and children's sizes that are designed to be used during all 365 days of the year. We have chosen insulation from Sorona® that heats in all kinds of climates and is an excellent choice as a mid layer.
You can mix and match jackets and vests from the 365 and 365 hybrid families.
We also have wool mid layers that are tailor-made to fit our trench coats.
The third layer is often a protective outer shell, much like the roof of a house. Here the most important thing is that the garment is wind and water repellent and has a good breathability function. Uhip's best layer-on-layer solution to the changing weather of spring is our trench family, the enemy of raindrops and gusts. The trench family consists of shell garments in a designed but at the same time classic cut. This makes it both neat and safe third layer when you ride out into nature or take that lovely walk early Saturday morning.
The jacket and coats are equipped with a soft and stretchy wrist guard with holes for the thumb that both protects and warms and keeps the sleeves in place. The cuffs are also foldable to protect the hand or glove from rain and wind.
All garments in the trench family are designed with rubber-clad buttons, reflective details, many pockets and extra breathing features.