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Sherpa PCD II Polypropylene Baselayers are the ideal baselayer. Worn close to the skin they keep you warm, dry and comfortable.
Sherpa’s PCD II Polypropylene has the lowest thermal conductivity of any traditional fabric, allowing your body to retain its natural heat. It does not absorb moisture, so it keeps you dry. Any moisture that is generated is wicked away from the body leaving a warm layer of air next to the skin.
PCD II Polypropylene is also very lightweight and extremely quick to dry, making it easy to keep fresh for multi-day users. It is signiﬁcantly softer than other polypropylenes and is extremely comfortable to wear.
You will always perform at your best in
Sherpa PCD II Polypropylene Baselayers.
Merino is nature’s miracle ﬁbre, providing unique properties of warmth and comfort that only nature herself could come up with. At Sherpa we use only the very best, superﬁne 18.5 micron Australian Merino wool.
The lower the micron ﬁgure the ﬁner the merino is and the less likely it is to cause any itching. Do not buy merino for wearing against the skin with a micron count higher than 18.5.
Sherpa’s Merino Baselayers keep you dry during periods of physical activity, as nothing wicks moisture away from the skin like merino wool. Our Australian Merino Baselayers are ultra soft to the touch and will not itch. and do not capture odour.
You will always perform at your best in Sherpa
|GARMENT FIT||Tight ﬁt||Firm ﬁt|
|WEIGHT WHEN WET||Lightweight||Heavy|
|WARMTH WHEN WET||Good||Excellent|
|DRY TIME||Very Quick||Moderate|
|DURABILITY||Moderate||Very long lasting|
|WHEN TO WEAR IT||Polypropylene is an inexpensive thermal wear option for general use. For some (those who sweat a lot) they are better than merino when involved in high levels of physical exertion in cold conditions||Merino garments regulate the body’s surface temperature whatever the atmospheric and exertion situations. Initial ﬁnancial investment is higher however the overall performance and lifetime of the garment exceeds that of polypropylene. Merinos construction and natural stretch offer total freedom of movement and can be used as a base layer when on the trails, or as an only layer for out and about. Long term the best value for money.|
The Stay Dry Hiker is made from polyester with a PU coating. The jacket has a mesh liner in the upper body area. The Hiker is excellent affordable rainwear for general use, urban and lightweight walking & travel. The rain pants are good for all uses. The Hiker is available in a range of colours in both adults and kids sizes.
The Stay Dry Explorer is made from polyester with a PU coating. The jacket has a mesh liner. Although it is rated the same re waterprooﬁng and breathability the Explorer is a more robust jacket than the Hiker due to a stronger & heavier fabric, extra features and a gender speciﬁc ﬁt.
Lorpen is a Spanish company based in the Pyrenees who designs and manufactures innovative technical socks for the outdoors, sport and casual use. Lorpen socks are sold in over 60 countries. Sherpa is the distributor of Lorpen Socks in Australia.
Lorpen have qualified for ISO 14001 for environmental management as well as ISO 9001 for quality. From the yarns they use in their socks, to the packaging and the inks & paper for their catalogues Lorpen strive to source from sustainable and manageable resources. Post production waste is minimised at all levels.
Through constant innovation and research focused on new yarns Lorpen has pioneered the use of “Layered Yarn Technology”. This process has lead to the T3 series of Hiking & Mountaineering, Trail Running and Skiing products featured on this site. T3 or Tri Layer socks significantly improved the performance of outdoor socks, including the performance of highly regarded Merino socks with the introduction of new high performance fibres like Primaloft.
No one fibre can provide the maximum benefit for all conditions but with Lorpen’s unique layering of three different fibres they have created socks that excel in the specific conditions that they are designed for.
In all physical activities, it is essential to wear socks in good condition that fit well, are not too tight and have no large seams. It is contradictory to invest in good footwear and then wear cheap poor quality socks or socks on the verge of falling apart or which have lost their stretch and sag (forming bags). The sock is fundamental to our comfort and unless it fits the foot perfectly, you are more susceptible to blisters, chaffing and other discomforts.
After exercise it is a good idea to relax the feet by bathing them first in cold water, then hot and finally cold again. Dry them well and apply soothing cream and moisturiser. These baths serve to stimulate the circulation. The cold makes arteries and veins contract, while heat makes them dilate. By stretching and dilating the veins, you get a great vascular work-out.
Feet really benefit from massage. They are sensitive, delicate and at the same time tough. The soles of the feet have hundreds of nerve endings. Just stroking them gently produces a general feeling of well-being and relaxation throughout the body.