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Gadling gear review: Polarmax AYG (All Year Gear)
That's right, our underwear, skivvies, bloomers – whatever you want to call them – play a big role in our enjoyment of our vacation, even if we don't always realize it. Like any other piece of clothing we take with us however, our underwear needs to perform as well as possible, which is where the Polarmax AYG line of clothing comes in handy.
Polarmax is a company that has made high performance base layers for more than 25 years. Their clothing has been used by mountaineers, arctic explorers, and athletes, and the company has focused all of that experience into creating a line of underwear that can be worn around town as easily as on a long hike. The result is AYG, which stands for "All Year Gear."
AYG underwear uses a blend of high-tech fabrics, including TransDRY cottons, to be soft and breathable. Those fabrics are also designed to wick moisture away from the body, helping to keep you fresh and dry, no matter what climate or activity you're exploring. All of that marketing speak means that AYG has been created to keep us comfortable in both the heat or cold, whether we're on the trail or relaxing in the lodge.
Because AYG underwear is so versatile, it is an excellent option for travelers looking to save room in their packs and travel a bit lighter too. AYG fabrics are designed to be fast-drying, as well as anti-microbial, which helps to keep them smelling fresh on extended trips. That means you only need to pack two or three pairs when heading out for your next adventure. Simply wear the underwear all day, then wash it in your hotel sink or camp stream at night, hang it up to dry, and throw it back in your pack the next day. Repeat throughout your trip, and you'll always have a fresh pair ready for use.
Polarmax AYG is available for both men and women and comes in a variety of styles and colors. You'll find not only briefs, but shirts as well and the line will soon expand to include more colors and prints. No matter which options you go with however, you'll be glad you have them with you on your next trip.