Functional underwear for work and leisure - Grube KG
Pleasant temperatures for all activities thanks to functional underwear
Especially in autumn and winter functional underwear garments are among the most demanded products at Grube. In many cases, however, there are some wrong assumptions about this type of underwear. This article will help you find a suitable product for you.
Why buy functional underwear?
If sweat is not transported off, the body will cool out. Underwear made of pure cotton reinforces this effect, it absorbs moisture and stores it. Especially in cold weather, when a period of strenuous physical work is followed by a period of rest, this can be very unpleasant. Many of our customers therefore ask for items of clothing in which they do not sweat. Sweating is a natural reaction of the body to overheating, it can not be suppressed by clothing. Underwear, however, wicks away excess moisture from the skin. It makes a significant contribution to freezing less. However, this principle works only when the clothing sits tight. Do not order sizes too large.
Functional underwear in combination with other clothing
In all seasons, layer your pieces of clothing according to the onion principle. Following this well-known principle, the clothing is arranged in several thin layers one above the other, equaling the shells of an onion. In between, air ensures good thermal insulation. If you get too warm, reduced one clothing layer. Functional underwear is particularly important in combination with membrane clothing. A membrane only works when moisture reaches the membrane from the skin. A common mistake is to wear clothing made of pure cotton under or over membrane textiles. Pure cotton saves moisture but does not transport it any further.
We therefore recommend the following clothing system:
- Functional underwear, where the material is adapted to the activity
- Fleece or quality fleece
- Overjacket (Hardshell / Outershell) with or without membrane depending on weather conditions as protection against rain, wind, mechanical effects and dirt.
Which functional underwear is the right choice?
Perhaps you are unsure which functional underwear meets your requirements most closely. Before you buy, consider the following questions:
- In which temperature range do I want to use the functional underwear?
- Do I move a lot or do I pursue rather sedentary activities (Ansitzjagd)?
- Do rest and physical activity change constantly?
The colder it is and the less you move, the thicker your underwear can be. Additional insulation is provided by a blend of cotton or merino wool with polyester or better still, with polypropylene. The wool of the Merino sheep has an odor neutralizing effect and warms even in wet conditions. Functional underwear with a high proportion of this wool insulates well against cold. Since this wool does not scratch, it is comfortable to wear. Underwear consisting 100% of this natural material, is produced by hte manufacturer Icebreaker.
For those who do not want to wear wool directly on the skin we recommend use of a cotton and polyester blend fabric. Here we can recommend Nordforest Duplo. Their product range combine transport and storage functions in an ideal way. Here, a higher proportion of synthetic fibers such as polypropylene ensures good moisture transport. Functional underwear of this kind is recommended for particularly strenuous physical work or sports. This underwear will depend on overlying clothing to remove the moisture. Moreover, pure polypropylene is not particularly warm. For protection against extreme cold, we therefore recommend a mixture of materials or merino wool, by brands such as Thermo Function or Woolpower. No underwear can cover all conditions equally well.
In our online shop and in our catalogs you will find material and temperature information which will help you to choose the right functional clothing. For questions we are available at any time.
Please note: It is not the clothing as such that is isolated! An item of clothing which is experienced as warm only stores more air inside. This fact also goes for functional underwear. Ultimately, however, the impression of coldness is always subjective, which means that every person feels something different under warm and cold conditions.
Our range includes underwear from the following manufacturers:
- Thermo Function
- Helly Hansen
The functional underwear is for men and women alike, thus there is a large number of unisex cuts. Pure wool or blended fabrics are generally not suitable for tumble-driers.