Win­ter Is Com­ing! It’s time to pre­pare for the cold and stock up on ther­mal under­wear. And how to choose it told the experts.

how to choose thermal underwear


Ther­mal under­wear dur­ing a win­ter hol­i­day, and just dur­ing a cold win­ter, is a real find that every­one should know about. With­out exag­ger­a­tion. But how to choose ther­mal under­wear? Experts from the Norfin web­site helped us fig­ure this out.

Thermal underwear selection criteria

“You should rely on three main selec­tion cri­te­ria: the pur­pose of use, the tem­per­a­ture regime, and also the mate­r­i­al,” experts empha­size.

First of all — what do you need ther­mal under­wear for?

  • For out­door activ­i­ties (for exam­ple, for snow­board­ing), ther­mal under­wear should be cho­sen with a com­fort­able cut. It is worth pay­ing atten­tion to zon­al ther­mal under­wear if you are involved in pro­fes­sion­al sports.
  • For pas­sive rest, you should focus on ther­mal under­wear, which will pro­vide warmth for a long stay on the street. So, for exam­ple, for win­ter fish­ing, it is rec­om­mend­ed to choose not cot­ton under­wear, but ther­mo.
  • There is also ther­mal under­wear for every­day wear. It pro­vides extra warmth and also elim­i­nates unpleas­ant odors. The main advan­tage of ther­mal under­wear for every­day wear You don’t have to wear a lot of clothes. Down with a mil­lion sweaters and T‑shirts!
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Thermal underwear materials

When choos­ing ther­mal under­wear, it is extreme­ly impor­tant to pay atten­tion to the mate­r­i­al of which it con­sists.

“For ath­letes, we always rec­om­mend under­wear made from syn­thet­ic mate­ri­als. It wicks away mois­ture quick­ly, and there’s a wide range of mod­els for tem­per­a­tures rang­ing from nor­mal to extreme. But nat­ur­al ones (made of wool) lose in mois­ture removal, but they per­fect­ly retain heat. The fab­ric is pleas­ant, it is very com­fort­able in such ther­mal under­wear, espe­cial­ly dur­ing every­day wear, ”says Norfin.

How­ev­er, you should also pay atten­tion to whether you per­son­al­ly will be com­fort­able in such ther­mal under­wear. So, for exam­ple, ther­mal under­wear made from nat­ur­al mate­ri­als can cause incon­ve­nience to peo­ple with sen­si­tive skin. If this is about you, choose the com­bined one.

“Com­bi­na­tion ther­mal under­wear is great for those with sen­si­tive skin, as well as for those who use this cloth­ing for every­day wear or for inac­tive win­ter activ­i­ties – fish­ing, walk­ing, and so on,” the experts told us.

What size to choose?

Bad news for those who don’t like fit­ting. Ther­mal under­wear must be tried on in order to choose the right and suit­able for the needs of your par­tic­u­lar body. Try it on your naked body and lis­ten to your feel­ings. What fol­lows is ridicu­lous­ly sim­ple:

  • If ther­mal under­wear fits like a “sec­ond skin”, does not restrict move­ment and does not cause dis­com­fort — this is exact­ly what you need.
  • If it hangs, you should choose a small­er size.
  • If ther­mal under­wear squeezes — choose a larg­er size.

“If you choose ther­mal under­wear for a child, you should focus on height and, of course, try it on. If it seems to you that ther­mal under­wear does not save you from the cold, most like­ly you have cho­sen it incor­rect­ly.

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How to care for thermal underwear

In order for ther­mal under­wear to serve for a long time and bring only plea­sure, it is rec­om­mend­ed to prop­er­ly care for it.

“We rec­om­mend wash­ing it in cool water. It does­n’t mat­ter if it’s machine wash or hand wash, just don’t wash your ther­mal under­wear in hot water, oth­er­wise it will shrink or lose its orig­i­nal shape. You should also pay atten­tion to spe­cial deter­gents for ther­mal under­wear,” Norfin experts advise.

After wash­ing, it is not rec­om­mend­ed to strong­ly wring out ther­mal under­wear, as it may deform over time.

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It is ide­al to dry ther­mal under­wear out­doors or in a well-ven­ti­lat­ed room.

In no case should you:

  • Dry ther­mal under­wear on the bat­tery.
  • Take it to the dry clean­er, iron and boil.

As you can see, ther­mal under­wear and high tem­per­a­tures are incom­pat­i­ble.

Ther­mal under­wear is indis­pens­able for a cold win­ter, and espe­cial­ly when the humid­i­ty is high out­side. Don’t for­get to warm up!

We thank the com­pa­ny for expert assis­tance