Layering This guide offers seasonal workers some useful tips about layering to keep warm and dry during the colder months in New Zealand. Layering refers to clothing that is worn over the top of other clothing.
The First Layer The first layer of clothing which is worn next to the skin should be close fitting such as polypropylene, polyester and wool.
The Second Layer The second layer, such as long sleeved wool or nylon shirt should be loose fitting to keep you warm but, not hot.
The Third Layer The third layer like a woollen pullover or jacket offers additional insulation to ensure that the bottom layers stay dry as well. Clothing made from wool or fleece makes an ideal third layer.
The Fourth Layer The fourth layer or outside layer should be water proof and windproof to keep cold air out and keep you warm and dry.
Activities • Activity (Click on the button below) • Test your knowledge of clothing layers by trying the clothing layering quiz.