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What is "Base Layer" - Definition & Explanation

The apparel in contact with your skin. The purpose of the base layer is to keep you warm/cool and dry.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A Windbreaker or windcheater is a thin outer coat designed to resist wind chill and light rain. It is usually of light construction, characteristically made of some type of glossy synthetic material...
Plain-weave, medium- or light-weight fabrics. Can beeither carded orcombed cotton or cotton blend yarns.Usually woven on a boxloom. Coloredand white yarnsor multicolored yarns form the pattern....
A cotton, wool, and even synthetic fabric of a sateen or twill construction with extra fillings for long floats. Thankfully, it does not resemble true chinchilla fur. It has small nubs on the surface...
A waxy or oiled-finished leather These leathers lighten when stretched, bent, or "pulled up". They are categorized as natural because they do not have a thick top coat. They have a nice hand, and...
Abrasion test for fabric.. Fabric is pulled taut and rubbed in both the warp and filling directions, using a piece of cotton duck fabric as the abradant. The number of cycles, or double rubs, endured...

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