Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Fit Gifts: Winter skivvies

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If you need a gift for someone who loves an outdoor winter workout, think base layer. We tend to invest in sharp outerwear before ever buying long underwear, but a high-performance base layer is exactly what you need to stay warm and dry on that cold winter jog.

Sitting next to your skin, a base layer should wick perspiration away to the outer layer to evaporate. Cotton is a poor performer -- stick to silk, wool or synethetics. Here are a few brands to consider, keep in mind you can purchase lightweight, midweight and heavyweight base layers:

So sneak a peek in your friend or loved one's underwear drawer and see if a new base layer might be in order. If the old pair is pilled, torn or -- eegads -- made of cotton, you've found yourself a gift idea. They'll never see it coming.

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