1. Base Layer — Breathable layer for wicking away moisture.
Merino Wool — A four season favorite, merino wool moderates temperature. It cools you and it warms you. This works because moisture is retained in the fiber core which warms you up with exertion; and cools you through evaporation in warmer weather.
Perhaps the biggest advantage to wool as a base-layer is the endless hours — even days — of use without stink. Our merino fabrics are a performance blend of merino with synthetic fibers; which deliver extra benefits of faster drying and durability over straight merino. Pack light with Merino.
Synthetics — One of our go-to’s for base-layer bottoms and tops are synthetic blends. Moisture transfer and breathability are top benefits. We’ve also chosen fabrics that include stretch, offering comfortable support and fit snugly without feeling constrictive. Our base-layer synthetics are known for these characteristics: super dry, durable, and resist odor retention.
Great base layers: Cyclone Tee, Hymasa Tee, Chutes Longsleeve, Moraine Longsleeve, Escalator Merino, Lory Merino, Zen Short, Tsali Short, Coleman Valley Bibs, Trail Boxers
2. Mid layer — Insulating mid-layers to keep you warm.
The ability of the fibers to keep the air locked in is what makes it an insulating layer. The more air it locks in, the more your clothes will maintain your body heat.