To keep your child warm as he plays his favourite game on those cold winter days you need look no further than a thermal base layer. A properly fitting thermal top will protect against the winter cold without interfering with movement or causing discomfort. You should look for a top made from synthetic material rather than cotton or wool, as synthetics are much better at wicking away moisture and retaining their shape.
Canterbury has a range of base layer cold long sleeve tops that fit the bill perfectly. Reasonably priced at £22.50, these tops are designed to protect against the worst of the winter cold. They feature a tight body fit to help control temperature and are made from a combination of Nylon, Polyester and Lycra that effectively manages moisture and boosts the evaporation of perspiration. They also feature flat seaming on the armholes that helps prevent chaffing. The top is available in red, blue, navy and black as well as in the colours of the Leicester Tigers.
Legs, too, need to be protected against the cold. Thermal base layer shorts or leggings are, therefore, an ideal accessory. Designed to be worn under the normal shorts, they help to keep the main muscle warm and to maintain core body temperature. Although they are usually worn for training only, they are of great benefit to players when taking the field on particularly cold days.
Once again, Canterbury has just what you need to protect you child from the cold. Its base layer cold shorts are manufactured from the same Nylon, Polyester and Lycra combination as the tops and so control temperature and manage moisture equally effectively. The shorts also have an anti-bacterial finish and have flat seams for an improved fit. They have an elasticated waist and come in black or navy and at £18.00 represent excellent value for money.
For those really bitter days or for the player who is particularly sensitive to the cold, Canterbury also produces leggings that go down to the ankle. They are made from the same material and have the same features as Canterbury’s other base layer sportswear. The leggings are black and are priced at £27.00.
If you want to keep your child warm on the pitch, then a thermal base layer is an invaluable addition to the sports bag. A warm player is a happy player, but he is also a safer player. Being cold increases a player’s susceptibility to injury. Cold muscles are more easily strained or torn than those that are warm and all those little knocks seem to hurt much more in the cold.
It would seem, then, that a thermal base layer is a must. But let’s not forget that it is just as important to keep players warm before kick-off, at half time and after the game. A hat, wind proof jacket and track suit bottoms will help keep your child comfortable during these times of inactivity and stop those muscles getting cold.
Keeping your child warm will keep him happy and allow him to enjoy his rugby more when the weather turns bad. It will also help him avoid injury. The right rugby clothing, therefore, is a great investment. For more details on fantastic ideas please visit http://www.canterbury.com