Do you remember the days before the term “moisture wicking” was part of the modern lexicon? Those were the days of scratchy wool, an uncomfortable situation for many. Fortunately, fabrics have progressed.
A quick recap for those who are just noticing the moisture wicking movement: moisture wicking fabrics move moisture, from sweat, away from the skin. Sweating is a natural thermoregulation mechanism of your body, but when sweat remains next to your skin in cooler temperatures, it can lead to hypothermia. It doesn’t have to be very cold, since most hypothermia cases happen around 50 degrees F.