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…




Sherpa Tarcho Tee

Sherpa M Tarcho tee


One of our favourites…the Tarcho short sleeve shirt, an exclusively designed piece that features incredible graphics paying homage to Tibetan prayer flags dancing along the Himalayan peaks and mountain tops. It’s made from a super soft, stretchy and durable organic cotton that offers a full range of mobility and exceptional comfort wherever your travels may take you. The open crew neck design and technical set-in sleeves provide non-restrictive coverage and a flawless fit. Suitable for the everyday adventurer, this Slate Blue t-shirt is finished with prayer flag reinforcement tape to prevent overstretching and for an all-round fresh look.






Montane’s Dart Classic collection.

Available in Long sleeve, Zip neck and for the winter a Thermo Zip neck, warm yet light, the Dart Thermo Zip Neck uses luxuriously soft POLYGIENE® treated APEX THERMO ECO fabric with a brushed back and lightly marled face. Designed to boost thermal insulation and provide next to skin comfort as a winter baselayer or standalone layer in-between seasons.

More than just a T-shirt.

Fit: Active Mountain – Close-fitting for fast-paced activities.







The multi-purpose Mantle Tee is a classic round-neck outdoor t-shirt with set-in sleeves and a casual fit











Travel in style in this short-sleeved Ovik shirt made from a cool hemp blend. Comfort fit that lets air circulate and the fabric’s uneven structure lifts it away from the skin for extra ventilation and a cool feel. In addition, the hemp has a natural resistance against microorganisms – a plus in tropical climates. A cool, airy travel favourite that will help you keep cool even on really hot days.






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.