A long-time favourite of snow travellers, thermal underwear is essential for staying warm, dry, and protected while travelling in the snow. As the name implies, thermal underwear is one of the first layers of clothing you put on your body before wearing your snow jackets, pants, boots, gloves, and helmets for a day of heavy-duty skiing on the snowy slopes.
Thermal underwear isn’t just for the body’s lower half; there are layered tops that are essential for warmth and comfort as well. Thermal underwear can come in a variety of styles and makes, with cold protection always serving as its main function.
Rojo offers a variety of thermal underwear sizes for ladies and their counterpart, Elude, covers men. Their crew neck tops offer a great base layer when planning a full outfit of layered snow clothing, and the trail pants are flexible, fitting, and breathable without letting any cold air get in.
Mons Royale is the shop favourite, due to their unparalleled style and warmth to match. Featuring 100% New Zealand ultrafine merino, the material stays soft to touch for the lifetime of the thermals. They are definitely not the scratchy wool jumper your grandpa had.
A good pair of thermal underwear is lightweight and breathable while also being dry, durable, and flexible. The thermal technologies built into the fabrics allow you to wear them all day without feeling too hot – or too cold! Some pairs can even be panelled or reach a three-quarter length to provide the kind of comfort that works best for your day out in the snow.