Nimsdai Layering up to take on the elements

Mastering the Art of Layering: Your Guide to Conquering Any Terrain

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How to Layer your Kit for any exped

Ready for anything, make each step on your journey another on the road to achieving your new possible. 

Whether you're traversing the trails of the UK or taking on the majestic high-altitude challenges of the Himalayas, mastering the art of layering with Nimsdai Store’s clothing is your key to enjoying every moment in comfort and style. Exped tested by the world’s best mountaineers in the most extreme environments on Earth – this kit is defined by the elements it was made in. Our kit is designed to be a simply layering system, focussing on top quality key pieces that can be used in multiple environments – so you don’t need to buy or pack, more than what you truly need to succeed. So, whatever your next adventure, succeed and achieve with Nimsdai Store. 

Having the correct layering system ensures you stay warm dry and safe whilst on your exped!

Foundation of Functionality: Nimsdai Baselayer

Begin your layering journey with our Nimsdai Baselayer , crafted with cutting-edge polyester fleece. This high-performance fabric is not only lightweight and anti-microbial, but also boasts built-in SPF 50 / UV protection, ensuring you stay fresh and shielded from harmful UV rays all day long. Designed to wick away moisture and regulate your body temperature, this Nimsdai Baselayer keeps you dry and comfortable, no matter the conditions.

Insulation Innovation: Elevate with Exped Fleece

Next up, elevate your ensemble with our Exped Polartec® Thermal Pro polyester fleece , your ultimate insulation mid-layer. Its unbeatable warmth-to-weight ratio makes it an indispensable ally against the cold, providing you with superior warmth while you conquer the peaks. Super soft, the Exped Fleece has breathable under-arm sections for improved sweat-wicking. Whether you're scaling rocky cliffs or gliding through snowy landscapes, our Exped Fleece layer keeps you snug and protected, enabling you to focus on the thrill of your adventure. This is a great all-rounder for adventures.

Outer Defence Mastery: From Down to GORE-TEX PRO®

Now, for the ultimate outer defence, it's time to choose between our top outer layers: the Project Possible Down Jacket with 790 fill down or our K2 Winter Waterproof Jacket GORE-TEX PRO®.

The Project Possible Down Jacket, with its premium down, two-layer Nylon fabric with Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatment and 15k/15K membrane – keeps you protected without compromising on warmth and comfort. This is the ideal day to day wear jacket and good for treks up to 6,000m – great for the cold conditions. When the wet weather draws in, pair it with our K2 Winter Waterproof Jackets and Trousers .

These have three-layer GORE-TEX PRO®, featuring advanced technology for 100% waterproof protection and excellent breathability. GORE-TEX PRO® is renowned for its breathability, allowing sweat vapour to escape while preventing water from penetrating, keeping you dry and comfortable in all weather conditions.

Outer Defence Mastery: From Down to GORE-TEX PRO®

On the bottom, start with the Baltoro Trouser , a great all-round hiking trouser that will keep you adventure ready to Base Camp and up to Camp 2 altitudes on Everest! Lightweight Nylon Theralite fabric with DWR treatment, the knees are reinforced with Kevlar®️/Nylon, making them tear and abrasion resistant, so these trousers are ready to hit the trail and help you achieve your new possible.

And when the weather draws in, quickly throw on the K2 Winter Waterproof Trousers over the top! The same three-layer GORE-TEX PRO® material, but with a full-length zipper, so that you can put these trousers on fast – even over ski boots or crampons – embrace the extreme conditions to achieve your adventures.

For those heading to the summit of the 6,000ers and 8,000ers, you can finish the layering off with the Nimsdai Ultimate Summit Suit . 

Layer a baselayer and fleece under this for the ultimate summit comfort and style. Filled with 800FP duck down and built with highly weather resistant fabric, the Nimsdai Summit Suit can withstand anything the Big Mountains throw at you.

The Summit Suit, Waterproofs and Down Jacket all have integrated RECCO®, technology, which comprises technology to help make you more searchable to rescuers in an emergency.

All-Year-Round Assurance: Tested for Adventure

Rest assured, our outdoor apparel has been rigorously tested by our world record breaking team on high-altitude peaks, in all weather conditions, guaranteeing unmatched performance and reliability. 

Whether you're braving the chill of a winter trek or basking in the warmth of summer on the summit of the world’s highest peaks, our gear is your trusted companion for year-round expeditions and adventures. Top off your layers with the all-important accessories like the Nimsdai x Vallon Category 4 Heron Glacier sunglasses , Therm-ic heated gloves, Osprey pack and Scarpa Nims HD Phantom 8000 boots .

Conclusion: Gear Up, Adventure On!

As you prepare for your next outdoor exped, remember the importance of layering with precision and purpose. With our premium outdoor apparel, including Nimsdai Baselayers, Exped Fleece, Project Possible Down Jackets, and K2 Winter waterproof GORE-TEX PRO® layers, you'll be equipped to conquer any terrain with confidence and style. So, gear up, adventure on, and embrace the thrill of the great outdoors!

Thank you for your support – every item you buy from the Nimsdai Store gives back 5% to the charitable Nimsdai Foundation. This money helps to redefine what is possible through projects that Inspire, protect and Educate – like the Big Mountain Clean UP and the new Porter’s Lodge at Lobuche. Find out more: