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 Asha Tee

Sherpa W Asha V neck tankThe Asha, which translates to ‘full of hope’ in Nepali, is the ideal tank for warmer travels and spring adventures. The latest version is crafted from a technical blend of dri release®, a soft, sweat-wicking and breathable material that provides superior comfort in the heat and keeps you effortlessly cool in more ways than one. Gorgeously designed with a modern-day V-neck cut, a soft A-line body with a back inverted pleat and a drop-tail hem, it offers a clean look and a feminine fit. Designed for light and airy fun, it’s bright Daal Yellow colour is sure to make you stand out from any crowd.


The Dart shirt collection is a classic, all-season, all-mountain technical baselayer. The 100% recycled APEX ECO fabric perfectly balances warmth, wicking and breathability and is finished with POLYGIENE® permanent odour control for multi-day freshness. We have it available in zip neck and crew neck

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