Henrietta Holdernes: A Base Layer to Cover All Bases

Looking for some jazzy new thermals which you can take from the slopes to aprés? Look no further than H. Holderness…

The gorgeous marble designs of these leggings caught our eye so Line-S blogger Bella took them for a whirl to see how the thermals perform on the slopes.

The all-mountain designs are made to ‘perform on the slopes, and look good enough to show off after,’ so you can wear them for morning yoga, shredding the slopes right through to après without needing to change your look. H. Holderness have taken the functionality of traditional thermals and the style of activewear to create a smart but equally high performing product which we want in our Christmas stockings!

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Ski industry trends are ever-evolving and multi-functional products add convenience to any wardrobe. Many women choose to wear sports leggings under their ski wear rather than traditional thermals and H. Holderness combines both elements to create technical under-layers that also transform into sports leggings, activewear or whatever else you want them to be! The base-layers take the quality features that you would expect from thermals, and add a modern twist.

Here’s how they performed on the slopes of Avoriaz…

On our first morning in the mountains, we started the day with some stretching and yoga before hitting the slopes. The flexibility of the leggings was fantastic, however the sizes did come up slightly larger for us and therefore I would advise checking the measurements before you buy. On the plus side, the leggings didn’t wrinkle around the knees and the high-waist design kept them in place whilst playing around the mountain all day.

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“The flexibility

was fantastic…”

From fast-turning through tree-lined runs to cruisey blues, the thermals felt like a second layer of skin and adapted well to all types of movement without any restriction, especially during our Instructor-Led Guiding introduction to off piste session, where we (and our gear) were put through our paces. The breathability allows you to ski comfortably all day without overheating or trapping excess moisture.

The thermals also incorporate anti-bacterial properties for those hardworking powder days and the soft-brushed interior comes in handy for the long windy ski lifts in between. The base-layers do not completely prevent the cold, especially without salopettes over the top, but the thermo-insulating design kept our legs nice and toasty for our day when we decided to catch the cable car up Super Morzine and explore the Avoriaz ski area on foot. Plus the New Zealand designs are awesome!

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Even with no snow, you’ll have no problem wearing these thermals off the mountain. I’ve used them for morning runs and weekend walks during the chillier winter months as they are comfortable for day-to-day wearing, sports or lounging around in when you just want to put your feet up. They really are a great addition for us snow-lovers both on and off the mountain.

My friend and I loved the bright colours of the base-layers and the fact that we could sport them travelling, around town, or for a stroll through the snow. With such an array of designs on offer, even if bright colours are not your style, there is something for everyone. Moreover, H. Holderness is not solely limited to base-layers, they also stock comfy hoodies, practical jackets and stylish tops. You can check out the full collection at: www.h.holderness.com

Leggings are available in winter weight and lightweight designs, depending on your preference!