Baselayers are one of the most crucial elements to staying comfortable outside in all kinds of weather conditions. The original technical baselayer was first created by Helly Hansen back in 1970, and the company continues to improve on those products to this day. Their latest edition is the Lifa baselayer, which incorporates fabrics that are so water resistant that it can’t absorb any moisture at all. This means that while it wicks away moisture, it is also quickly passing it along to the next layer, helping it to evaporate very quickly. You’ll see this process in action in this video, as the Lifa baselayer actually floats on the surface of a tank of water, rather than absorbing the liquid and quickly sinking to the bottom like the baselayers made by competitors. It is an impressive demonstration to say the least.

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