How to Master Layering:

A Step-by-Step Guide to Staying Warm on the Water


When it comes to staying warm, layering is a key strategy. Here are some tips on how to layer effectively
when spending your days on the water in the cooler months:

1. Base Layer

Start with a thin, moisture-wicking base layer that sits directly against your skin. This layer helps to keep you dry by wicking sweat away from your body. Opt for the Crew Neck Long Sleeve and Leggings which provides advanced wicking capabilities help to tackle perspiration, so you can remain dry and comfortable during any activity.

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2. Insulating Layer – Mid Layer

The next layer is your insulating layer, which adds warmth by trapping air close to your body. Fleece and thermal fabrics like the Dart Hoodie, Langland Hoodie and Cromarty Fleece, down jackets like the Portland or Shannon jacket, or insulated jackets like the Hooded Insulated Jacket are great options for this layer. Elect for a thickness appropriate for the weather conditions you will be facing.


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3. Outer Layer

The outer layer, also known as the shell layer, provides protection from wind, rain, and snow. Look for a waterproof and windproof jacket that is breathable to prevent overheating. Consider features like adjustable cuffs and a hood for added protection. Chose pieces like the Winter Angler suit, Meridian Suit, and Apex Pro X suit.


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4. Accessories:

Don’t forget to protect your extremities. Check out our full line of waterproof gloves, hat or beanie, and warm socks. Consider adding a neck gaiter for extra warmth like the Polarclava or OS Thermal Neck Gaiter.

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5. Adjust and Remove Layers

Layering allows you to adjust your clothing as your activity level and the weather conditions change. If you start to feel too warm, remove a layer or partially unzip your jacket to regulate your body temperature.


Remember, it’s important to find the right balance and not overdress, as sweating too much can lead to
discomfort and damp clothing that may make you feel colder. Experiment with different combinations
of layers to find what works best for you in various weather conditions.

Michele Eichstead
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About Gill Fishing:

Trusted on the water for more than 40 years Gill did not start as a brand or business, it started as a solution to find better more capable sailing clothing using the best fabrics possible. Combined with innovative design to increase performance and tested on elite athletes in the most challenging of conditions it means you can rely on Gill on or off the water – only you limit how you use our products.
Our collection of fishing apparel and gear is specially designed to cover all bases, with fishing clothing and accessories that can truly help you focus on the task at hand, rather than worrying about protecting your body and staying comfortable. Our fishing apparel comes with the best design features and fabrics to allow you to stay warm, dry, and able to concentrate fully on your fishing activity.