For the last few weeks I’ve been climbing in Australia with fellow The North Face athlete Hazel Findlay, enjoying some of the best stone in the world. And while the climbing has been phenomenal, the weather has been all over the place. One minute it’s raining sideways, the next the sun is trying to burn your face off.
These ever-changing conditions got me thinking about layering, and what an underrated skill it is. Now when it comes to layering strategy, the exact layers you bring will of course change depending on the temperature, location, and duration of your adventure, however some pieces are universal.
So, under the guise of passing on my love for layering, which is really an excuse to have a bit of mischievous fun with Hazel, shooting our layering system and compiling it into a rather amusing animated GIF, here are a few pro tips to help keep you comfortable in any conditions.