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Fall 2015 Preview: Next Year's Best Baselayers

Get a first look at these baselayers that'll keep you dry and cozy in 2016.


La Sportiva Stratosphere

La Sportiva continues to expand its apparel line with breathable baselayers built for long haul trips. But the enhanced functionality doesn’t mean they can’t be cozy, too: the Stratosphere long-sleeve uses EKS/Merino wool for a next-to-skin feeling. $119

Craft Active Comfort Roundneck Longsleeve

Get a comfy, casual look paired with technical performance with Craft’s latest layers, made of fast-drying polyester with bodymapped mesh sections in the body’s hottest zones. The torso is seamless to prevent chafing. MSRP $60

Best base layers - Columbia Trail Summit Half-Zip

Columbia continues its line of disco-ball baselayers with the Trail Summit, lined with the company’s Omni-Heat technology. The idea is that the shiny interior reflects your body heat back on you, keeping you warm with less bulk. MSRP $60

Airblaster Merino Ninja Suit

A onesie, you say? Absolutely: This full-coverage union suit is made of Airblaster’s Woolverino, a blend of merino wool, Lycra, and Tencel, a cellulose-based fiber. Airblaster says the fabric dries twice as fast as wool alone, plus is stronger and softer. MSRP: $200

best new base layers - Eider Wangs 1/2-Zip & Wangs Pull

This year, Eider debuts two baselayers made of a new premium fabric from Polartec called Power Wool. The material places merino wool on the inside of the garment for its moisture-loving and odor-fighting properties and hydrophobic synthetic fibers on the outside for faster drying. They’re pricey, but oh-so-worth-it. $200 (1/2-Zip); $180 (Pull)