Layers are an extremely effective way of dressing when it comes to the outdoors. Do it properly and you’ll feel very comfortable and able to tackle the terrain. When it comes to children, this is particularly true, as keeping them at their optimum temperature will mean the difference between a happy child and a very, very red-faced screaming one. The midlayer is the layer that insulates you, between the baselayer that keeps you comfortable and dry and the outer shell layer that protects you from the rain and the wind. The most effective are fleeces and are available by themselves or zipped into a hard shell jacket. We have a whole range available to buy both with sleeves and without, and they usually have zipped up pockets so nothing gets lost.