PETERBOROUGH, N.H., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The choices for layering this season have just gotten easier. For everyone who loves the look and comfort of down but is wary of its tendency to hold moisture, a new option has arrived. If your favorite fleece works well, but you are looking for something easier to pack, new lightweight insulated pieces that are compressible can solve your problems. By following a few simple guidelines, winter dressing from layering to laundering can be hassle-free. "Style, comfort, versatility, and performance-consumers are in the market for pieces that can be used together in varying conditions. From outerwear that looks great in the city, to goods that perform double duty outdoors or while traveling, apparel that is able to fulfill these requirements is what's selling this season," states Harry McPherson, EMS Merchandising Director. "We are finding that mixing various layers works well, offering the consumer a variety of dressing options. These options have now broadened allowing the consumer to make better, more varied decisions." Since down can lose much of its insulating qualities when wet, pieces such as the new PrimaDown(TM) Jacket and Vest from EMS offer a unique alternative to the longtime dilemma. A 50/50 blend of down and PrimaLoft(R)-The Down Alternative(TM), these garments offer the look and feel of down with the added bonus of PrimaLoft's water repellant qualities. Less bulky pieces such as the EMS PrimaLoft Vest and jacket are a solid option to traditional fleece. An effective mid-layer, these pieces are less binding then a conventional fleece adding a smoother look and extra warmth to any ensemble. In transitional weather, the jacket or vest will also keep you toasty when worn on its own. Easy care is also a great feature of synthetic insulations. Toss a PrimaDown or PrimaLoft piece into the washing machine and tumble dry. The apparel dries quickly and increases in loft and softness. Layering-Delicious on cakes, potentially hazardous with hair, is a MUST for winter dressing. Considered an art by many, layering requires preparation, but remains one of the best strategies for dressing during the chilly winter months. With a few basic pieces and a little know-how, dressing for inclement weather can be an effortless strategy for whatever weather comes your way.
SOURCE Eastern Mountain Sports