Terramar Hot Totties ~ WanderGear Wednesday
My body temp usually runs on the warm side. In other words, I can keep the heat down in the house and feel OK about it. Though it takes a lot, I do hate feeling cold. That’s likely why much of my travel is to warm weather destinations.
Having said that, there are times when I travel to cooler climes, such as Bhutan in the Himalayas.
When those trips come up, I have to pack some undergarments that are going to keep me warm in the coldest temps (low 30′s usually).
Break out the Terramar thermals.
Their Hottotties line for women includes pants and tops (and at one time, they even offered underwear).
The Silkweight 1.0 pants (pictured left) pack down nicely and weigh less than 3 ounces. Good to keep in mind, especially if you’re trekking and are in need of keeping your luggage weight down. The material is anti-microbial (also great for trekking, when laundering is not always easy) and they are fast drying.
I sometimes have an issue with pant sizes being too long but because these are so clingy (as thermal underwear should be), I can hitch them up ever so slightly and they aren’t too long.
A variety of Terramar silk pants are available on Amazon starting at $25.
I find myself wearing their Thermasilk Camisole under low v-neck or button down shirts more often than with anything else. In other words, I don’t wear this as added warmth when I’m traveling in cold conditions.
But also weighing in under 3 ounces, it is an excellent travel piece. For me, it fits fine though the bust is a bit tight. Ultimately though, when I need warmth, I go for a long sleeve top.
The camisole top is Available on Amazon for under $25.
What I Love
- Pants are excellent for cold weather travel
- Pants are great for snow shoeing and skiing
- Both pants and camisole can double as pajamas – allowing you to pack lighter
- Both pants and camisole are super thin, making them easy to layer underneath jeans and other clothes
- Both are priced more affordably than most silk underwear
Not So Much
- The camisole is a little tight for me but that’s usually the case for camisoles with my bustier top
- There have been complaints that these run and or/tear easily because they are so thin but this has not been the case for me. Just something to be aware of.
All in all, the Terramar collection is a fine performer when it comes to keeping me warm. We might be in for a long cold winter here in Seattle so I’m expecting to put them to use outside of my yearly trip to Bhutan