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Backcountry Prime Power Stretch Pants

These Polartec Power Stretch pants are a little warmer than the typical "long johns". Good for layering under waterproof snow pants.
Backcountry Prime Power Stretch Pants
Backcountry Prime Power Stretch Top

These Polartec Power Stretch top is a little warmer than the typical many other layering tops. Good as a base or mid layer..
Backcountry Prime Power Stretch Top
Columbia SMU Bottoms

Slightly heavier baselayer bottoms.
Columbia SMU Bottoms
Duofold Briefs

Any "model" of this brand offers great value at a low price.
Duofold Briefs
Duofold Thermax Tights

A good choice to keep you warm at a reasonable cost.
Duofold Thermax Tights
EMS FeatherDry Mock Neck

Comfortable and lightweight base layer. Superior wicking and less expensive than other brands.
EMS FeatherDry Mock Neck
EMS Performance T-Neck

Good cotton-polyester blend shirt that wicks well.
EMS Performance T-Neck
EMS Techwick Crew

Another superior wicking baselayer from EMS.
EMS Techwick Crew
EMS Techwick Tights

These tights complement the top. Just the right weight when you want something but not too much.
EMS Techwick Tights
Gordini Silkweight Boxers

Had to remove the irritating label in back. Who thought that "no fly" was a "feature"? Otherwise comfortably and wicks well.
Gordini Silkweight Boxers
Hot Chillys Peachskins Zip Tee

Incredibly soft and reasonably warm baselayer. Cool zipper pull.
Hot Chillys Peachskins Zip Tee
Icebreaker Bodyfit 200 Leggings
Icebreaker Bodyfit 200 Leggings
Icebreaker BodyFit 260 Leggings Womens

Women's heavier weight tights for when the temperature drops lower. Wool allows you to keep from overheating as you increase your activity.
Icebreaker BodyFit 260 Leggings Womens
Icebreaker BodyFit 260 Leggings

Heavier weight tights for when the temperature drops lower. Wool allows you to keep from overheating as you increase your activity.
Icebreaker BodyFit 260 Leggings
Karbon Midweight K-Wick Shirt

A midweight baselayer for colder days. Wear under a fleece or shell for added warmth next to the skin.
Karbon Midweight K-Wick Shirt
Kenyon Silkweight Thermal Bottoms

A lightweight "silk" baselayer that is reasonably priced.
Kenyon Silkweight Thermal Bottoms
Kenyon Silkweight Thermal Top

A lightweight "silk" baselayer that is reasonably priced.
Kenyon Silkweight Thermal Top
Mammut LS All Year

Baselayer garment that uses different materials in specific areas to help regulate temperature.
Mammut LS All Year
Mammut Zip LS Warm Quality Shirt

Divided into "zones" of polyester and merino wool to best adapt to different parts of the body. Thicker material and warmer than the All Year version.
Mammut Zip LS Warm Quality Shirt
Marmot Midweight Zip T

Nice fleece with typical Marmot quality. Good midlayer and very warm. Colors are nice.
Marmot Midweight Zip T
Mountain Hardwear HyperDry Crew

Lighter baselayer for cool days..
Mountain Hardwear HyperDry Crew
Mountain Hardwear HyperDry Tights

Lighter baselayer for cool days.
Mountain Hardwear HyperDry Tights
Mountain Hardwear ThermaDry Tights

Heavier baselayer for cold days.
Mountain Hardwear ThermaDry Tights
Mountain Hardwear ThermaDry Zip T

Heavier baselayer for cold days. Zipper to vent heat.
Mountain Hardwear ThermaDry Zip T
Patagonia Boxers

I normally wear mediums and got larges in these. Fit is tight in the wrong places. Expensive and no better than Duofold!
Patagonia Boxers
Patagonia Brief

One of the best wicking pieces around but tight in all the WRONG places no matter the size!
Patagonia Brief
Patagonia Capilene 1 Crew

Lightest capilene top for warm days or cooler days and highly aerobic activities.
Patagonia Capilene 1 Crew
Patagonia Capilene 3 Bottom

Warm synthetic baselayer with typical Patagonia quality.
Patagonia Capilene 3 Bottom
Patagonia Capilene 3 Bottoms

A heavier baselayer for those colder days. Capilene has great wicking properties for a synthetic.
Patagonia Capilene 3 Bottoms
Patagonia Capilene 3 Crew

Good baselayer for all but the very coldest days. The best synthetic wicking material.
Patagonia Capilene 3 Crew
Patagonia Capilene 3 Henley

Good baselayer for all but the very coldest days. The best synthetic wicking material.
Patagonia Capilene 3 Henley
Patagonia Capilene 3 Zip

Heavier synthetic piece for baselayer or midlayer. If its not wool, then Capilene is the next best choice.
Patagonia Capilene 3 Zip
Patagonia Capilene 4 Zip LS

Patagonia quality in a warm and windproof package.
Patagonia Capilene 4 Zip LS
Patagonia Merino 4 Zip-Neck

Very heavy wool top that can be used as any layer. Very versatile. Runs large if you want it for a base layer.
Patagonia Merino 4 Zip-Neck
Patagonia R1 Flash Pullover

Waffle fabric pullover can be worn next to the skin as a baselayer or as a midlayer.
Patagonia R1 Flash Pullover
Patagonia Stretch Velocity Zip-Neck Jacket

Excellent base or mid-layer synthetic. Very soft inside with a smooth outer face to layer.
Patagonia Stretch Velocity Zip-Neck Jacket
Polarmax Survival Zip Shirt

One of the BEST synthetic baselayers for COLD days. They discontinued this piece!
Polarmax Survival Zip Shirt
Polarmax Tights

Warm tights for colder days.
Polarmax Tights
Terramar Body-Sensors Geo Fleece Half Zip Shirt

A warm synthetic baselayer. Zipper helps dump heat during aerobic pursuits.
Terramar Body-Sensors Geo Fleece Half Zip Shirt
Terramar Boxer Briefs

Terramar is inexpensive and can be found on sale. Fit is always good and the value outstanding.
Terramar Boxer Briefs
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