On your travels, bringing
along a base layer to wear under other clothing
will provide extra warmth should it be required
as well as other possible clothing combinations.
One type of Under or Base
Layer clothing is Compression Clothing. Compression clothing
is a type of clothing that fit tight around the
skin. As compression clothing is usually
made of non-cotton materials such as Polyester/Elastane,
they are light weight, quick drying and
packable, taking up little room in your pack.
See our page on
Dressing in Layers
for more information.
In medical contexts,
compression garments provide support for people
who have to stand for long periods or have poor
circulation. They come in varying degrees of
compression and garments worn on the legs may
help prevent deep vein thrombosis and reduce
swelling, especially while traveling.
can be quite expensive, especially when
shopping at your local sporting goods store.
We have found that Target (www.Target.com)
and Amazon offer alternatives to the
otherwise expensive versions and are perfect for travel.