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Baselayer



Editors' Choice Snow Award 2013: Polarmax H1 Micro Long Sleeve Crew/Bottom

Comfortable, lightweight layers that perform as good as they feel.

Fall Gear Guide 2013: Baselayers

Boost next-to-skin comfort with 12 top picks.

Gear Review: Terramar Smartsilk Crew/Tights

Made from a lightweight, body-mapped fabric, these baselayers excelled in all conditions.

Gear Review: Lowe Alpine DryFlo LS Top 120 Baselayer Top

An odor-resistant 100-percent polyester knit top.

Gear Review: Smartwool NTS Mid 250 Hoody

A midweight baselayer with year-round performance.

Gear Review: Westcomb Sphere Baselayers

These ultrawarm layers will keep you outside longer.

Gear Review: GoLite Koli Wool Baselayer Shortsleeve

A stink-free wool baselayer that's perfect for multiday backpacking trips.

Gear Review: Rab MeCo 250 Long Sleeve Zip Tee

An ultralight turtleneck that is 65 percent merino and 35 percent Cocona polyester.

Gear Review: Terramar TXO 1.0 Body-Sensors Crew

This baselayer has excellent wicking and quick-dry performance.

Gear Review: Stoic Microlith Softshell Pullover

A softshell and baselayer in one.

Gear Guide 2012: Terramar HotTotties Thermolator Pro Crew and Tight Baselayers

HotTotties is Terramar's women's-only line, and it emphasizes femme-specific fit details–this top and bottom set is no exception.

Gear Review: Dakine Chester/Cheyenne Shirt

It looks like a button up, but is amazingly functional in the backcountry

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2011: Baselayers

Keep your top and bottom warm and dry through any outdoor activity with these baselayers.

Gear Guide 2011: Essentials

Welcome to accessory and apparel heaven: puffy jackets, stoves, windpants, knives, iPad apps, solar panels, GPS, hydration, first aid, socks, camp food, baselayers, and more.

Couples Camping 101: Victoria's Secret Goes Backcountry

Skivvies for your bivy.

Gear Review: Baselayers--Rivers West Apex Base System

This merino wool layer keeps all your bases covered, without smelling like a sock drawer.

Get Bargains on Gear

Forget full price. Here's how to score deals on outdoor duds.

Gear Review: Cloudveil Run Don't Walk Light Shirt Baselayer

This tester favorite was popular for climbing, mountain biking, and layering. The Polartec Power Dry fabric aided quick drying.

Gear Review: Mammut Zip Longsleeve All-Year Baselayer

Using body-mapping and blended merino wool/synthetic fabrics, this innovative baselayer is warm and versatile.

Gear Review: Patagonia Merino 1 Baselayer

This hybrid is part merino wool and part recycled polyester&ndashthe result being a fast-drying, non-stinking baselayer.

Gear Review: SmartWool NTS Midweight Zip T Baselayer

This merino midweight baselayer is soft, stretchy, and naturally anti-stink.

Gear Review: GoLite DriMove BL-2 Longsleeve Zip Baselayer

This fast-drying shirt has a special ingredient&ndashCocona Minerale fabric.

Field Test: Global Apparel for Women

The BACKPACKER ladies tested made-for-trail clothes that can double as street wear–wherever the streets may be.

Review: Icebreaker Superfine 140 Henley Lite

Perfect baselayer: the Icebreaker Superfine 140 Henley Lite stays odor-free with style.

Green Scene: Eco-Friendly Wool

Learn how you can shop for ethical, eco-friendly wool to lighten your planetary load.

Apparel Guide: Baselayers

Contain your body heat with with these skin-hugging baselayers: the 180s Quantum Dry Base Layer crew and pant, Icebreaker 180 GT Chase 1/4 Zip, Patagonia Wool 2 long sleeve crew and bottoms, and White Sierra Bamboo Crew.

Field Notes: The Latest Word from Our Testers

True-blue reviews on the latest items we've taken out on trail.

Field Notes: The Latest Word from Our Testers

The green truth behind bamboo, a hyper-efficient cookpot, and a bargain three-person tent.

Trail Tops

These eight trail tops wick sweat, look great, and fit great. Wear them for a run or a week-long trek.

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