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Winter Underwear - The Base Layer (Foundation)
Arctic, Antarctic, Cold Weather, Winter Clothing

Keep warm from the inside - out, and have fun in the cold

The base layer is the layer next to the skin, usually thought of as being underwear, or in cold climates, "thermal" underwear. Despite cold temperatures, perspiration is still a problem, in fact it can be more so than in a temperate climate. The body loses moisture at almost all times whether undergoing any great level of exertion or not. If there are numerous insulating layers keeping you warm, then it is more difficult for the perspiration to be able to escape. If the perspiration is not removed it will result in the wearer becoming uncomfortable and a feeling of "clamminess" as well as decreasing the efficiency of the insulating layers.

Underwear that is able to wick this moisture away from the skin surface therefore becomes more important and this is an important factor in choosing garments. Modern "thermals" are made of synthetic fibers such and polypropylene or "fleece" that have good insulating properties and are also able to efficiently wick moisture away from the skin. Zips at the neck or even full length can help regulate temperature

Winter, Cold Weather Underwear for Men
Lightweight Bottoms | Lightweight Tops | Midweight Bottoms | Midweight Tops | Heavyweight Bottoms | Heavyweight Tops


Patagonia Merino 2 Lightweight Zip-Neck Top - Men's Black, L
$100



Icebreaker BodyFit 200 Oasis Hooded Top - Men's Aegean/Rocket, L

On sale - now $76.99

- was $109.99



Icebreaker IKA 1/2-Zip Top - Long-Sleeve - Men's Mossy Oak Break Up Infinity, L

On sale - now $71.49

- was $109.99



SmartWool Lightweight Wind Zip Top - Men's Graphite, XL

On sale - now $59.98

- was $119.95



Icebreaker BodyFit 260 Tech Zip-Neck Top - Men's Black, L

On sale - now $95.99

- was $119.99



Burton Lightweight Tech Tee - Men's True Black, L
$34.95



Burton Lightweight Crew - Men's True Black, M
$39.95



DAKINE Quick Draw Crew Top - Men's Black, L

On sale - now $25.97

- was $39.95



Backcountry Lightweight Crew Neck Top - Men's Black, L

On sale - now $31.46

- was $44.95



The North Face Light Crew Neck Top - Men's Graphite Grey, XL
$44.95



Patagonia Capilene 2 Lightweight T-Shirt - Short-Sleeve - Men's Black, L
$45



Patagonia Capilene 1 Graphic Crew - Long-Sleeve - Men's Fitz Roy Bison/White, XL
$49



Patagonia Capilene 2 Lightweight Crew - Men's Black, L
$49



Backcountry.com LIghtweight Snap Henley Top - Men's Black, L

On sale - now $34.96

- was $49.95



Helly Hansen Active Flow Top - Men's Black, M
$49.95


Winter, Cold Weather Underwear for Women
Lightweight Bottoms | Lightweight Tops | Midweight Bottoms | Midweight Tops | Heavyweight Bottoms | Heavyweight Tops


Patagonia Merino 2 Lightweight Zip-Neck Top - Women's Birch White, L

On sale - now $60

- was $100



Icebreaker BodyFit 200 Ika Zip-Neck Top - Women's Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity/Magenta, L

On sale - now $55

- was $109.99



Icebreaker BodyFit 200 Oasis Hooded Top - Women's Black Rosette, M
$109.99



Icebreaker BodyFit 200 Oasis Simon Beck Graphic Hooded Top - Women's Blizzard Heather Rosette, L

On sale - now $55

- was $109.99



Bogner - Fire+Ice Alexia Top - Women's Pink Spacedye, L

On sale - now $129.32

- was $198.95



Patagonia Capilene 4 Expedition-Weight One-Piece Suit - Women's Black, L

On sale - now $129.35

- was $199



Burton Lightweight Tank Top - Women's True Black, L
$29.95



Burton Lightweight Scoop Top - Women's Kamana Wanna Lei Ya, L

On sale - now $24.46

- was $34.95



Patagonia Capilene 1 Silkweight T-Shirt - Short-Sleeve - Women's Black, M

On sale - now $22.75

- was $35



Patagonia Capilene 1 Silkweight Stretch Crew Top - Women's Diamond Dancer/Tyrian Purple, L
$39



Burton Lightweight Crew - Women's Kamana Wanna Lei Ya, L

On sale - now $27.96

- was $39.95



Icebreaker Everyday Cami - Women's Black, L

On sale - now $31.99

- was $39.99



Backcountry.com Lightweight Crew Neck Top - Women's Black, L

On sale - now $31.46

- was $44.95



Patagonia Capilene 2 Lightweight V-Neck Top - Women's Black, L
$45



Patagonia Capilene 2 Lightweight V-Neck T-Shirt -Short-Sleeve - Women's Cleanline Stripe/Tailored Grey, L
$45



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