Talk:Layered clothing

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Outermost layer may not be shell layer[edit]

I reverted as following:

Reverted from: The outermost clothes are called the shell layer as they are designed to block wind and/or water.

Reverted back to: The outermost clothes are called the shell layer in case they block wind and/or water.

Perhaps the text needs to be more clear that the outermost layer may not be a shell layer. Consider a sweater over a t-shirt. The sweater is not a shell layer garment because it doesn't block wind or rain. Sweater isn't a reasonable "shell" against anything. The second sentence of the paragraph attempts to make that point.

Skarkkai 20:59, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

What is "active layer"?[edit]

Edit on 08:09,9 March 2007 by 81.102.64.101 claims that the term "active layer" means the inner layer. Based on some googling there doesn't seem to exist a good consensus on this term. For instance:

  • DuPont has a trademark "DuPont Active Layer", with definition: "A 20 micron, soft, very breathable, waterproof, windproof and stretchable monolithic polyester film, intended for lamination to a support fabric." Clearly that's intended for the shell layer.

If there are no objections, I'll remove or rephrase the active layer mention.

Skarkkai 15:23, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

best for warmth[edit]

The article has said different things about whether multiple thin layers or one thick layer is better for warmth. One could construct arguments for either, but without a source for either, that issue must be left out until we find a reliable source. Ccrrccrr (talk) 02:31, 2 January 2012 (UTC)