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Al Savage
Which Base Layer? 27 Oct 2010
Hi, I need a good base layer for this winter, anyone got any good suggestions to type and make.

James Corrigan
Re: Which Base Layer? 28 Oct 2010
I don`t think you need to pay designer prices for good base layers.

The idea is to use lightweight wicking t-shirts.
Non Mountain gear makers like Nike/Adidas do really
good wicking T-Shirts under their Clima Cool/Warm/Nike Dri Fit
labels.Not a plug for them but you get good ones at low prices
which serve very well.

Put it to the test on Saturday past on Ben Lawers group with 3
of these shirts and a microfleece.Only near the top with fast spin drift
did i need a windproof jacket and hat.

The wind chill dropped on the descent with easy peel off  layers
removing the need for very expensive Winter jackets at rediculous prices.

Seen them today at prices between £200-£300 pounds!

Cheap and very effective option for the legs is lightweight shell trousers
from above makers with either Regatta or Berghaus deluge trousers over them
when it gets wild.

The image/label thing does not need to be taken to extreme.


Richard Reid
Re: Which Base Layer? 28 Oct 2010
canna beat helly hansen base layers they do the business when its cold with a good pair of moisture wicking boxer shorts or cycling pants under your trousers.I find if you can keep your core warm then your fine,works for me anyway

John Adams
Re: Which Base Layer? 08 Mar 2011
Hi Al

This winter I have discovered Ice Breaker base layers which you can get in different "strengths".  They where recommended to me for a trip to Nepal this April and I have to say I find them outstanding.  Even on bitterly cold days I've been able to walk with an Ice Breaker base layer then my RAB vaporise jacket and my wetproof top on and have been comfortable.  For winter mountaineering, I carry a RAB Neutrino synthetic top which was great when things slowed down.

Ross Morley-trapnell
Re: Which Base Layer? 13 Mar 2012
Can concur with Icebreaker - absolutely brilliant all seasons.