There are many options for Base Layers…why wouldn’t there be!!

There is a choice of Merino and synthetic, so the differences?

Merino wool is a responsive natural material that adapts to your body’s temperature, unlike synthetic fibres. This means it keeps you cool when you’re hot and warms you up when you’re cold thanks to lots of tiny air pockets. the wicking properties mean that merino wool takes sweat away from your body. It absorbs the sweat and locks away the smell-causing molecules, which neutralises the smell. You get to keep your friends! Disadvantage…its price.

Synthetic underwear do have good moisture-wicking properties that will help move sweat away from your body, to the outside of the garment where it can evaporate. Most synthetic fibres don’t absorb water either as they are hydrophobic,  so they don’t get particularly heavy when wet and they dry fast. Most synthetic underwear will dry a little bit fast than lightweight merino, but not by much. There is also the ‘stink’ factor. Some manufacturer’s try to treat synthetic fibres with an anti-microbial coating, but this will fade over time. Although we have found using Grangers Active Wash for synthetics helps keep the smells away…at least when you first wear it after a wash. You’ll find that synthetics are cheaper than wool.

There is such a choice of brands, models and prices, that we can’t put them all on here…so please contact us for more information, but here is a sample of which brands we stock and various models…


 

 

 

 

 

ODLO’s ACTIVE ORIGINALS WARM long sleeve crew neck shirt for men is here to enhance your outdoor experience with excellent thermal insulation that helps keep you warmer, drier and more efficient in the cold

 

The WARM ACTIVE ORIGINALS pants from ODLO are Designed with excellent thermal insulation, these pants were built especially for boosting base warmth in colder environments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

We all know next-to-skin layers can make or break a weekend of fresh powder or never-ending trails. That’s why we have the Men’s BASELAYER 1/2 ZIP. Lightweight, moisture wicking, and quick drying, its odor-resistant HeiQ Fresh technology and flatlock seams enhance comfort. Thumbholes keep your hands covered and layering easy, while the tag-free neckline on this thermal jacket reduces irritation. Built-in UPF 50 provides extra protection from the sun.

You won’t think twice about going for an extra mile or ride with the Men’s POLARTEC® BASELAYER 1/2 ZIP  under your gear. Constructed with midweight fabric for extra warmth, its odor-resistant HeiQ Fresh technology and flatlock seams enhance comfort during long days of wear. Get some air après ski thanks to its half-zip style. Thumbholes keep your hands covered and layering easy, while the tag-free neckline on this thermal jacket reduces irritation. Built-in UPF 50 provides extra protection from the sun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Skogstad Rostene

A long-sleeved half-zip in 100% soft merino wool. An insulating shirt that breathes well and absorbs moisture without feeling moist. The shirt is lightweight and good against the skin with flat seams for optimum comfort and without side seams for reduced friction.

Warm in cooler temperatures while remaining breathable, the Tasman is ideal for use as a baselayer for any activity. Merino wool is one of nature’s most comfortable fabrics. It lets you warm up quickly and, because of the exceptional breathability of Merino wool, you’ll not overheat. This means merino wool garments are ideal for almost all activities – You’ll look good and you’ll definitely feel good.