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Recent Base Layer Top Reviews

Sherpa Adventure Gear Men's Baans Tech Quarter Zip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Used this for basecamp warmth after hiking 7 to 9 hours in the fall Maine weather. After hiking all day relied on this to stay warm while setting up campsite and in the cool fall Maine mornings to stay warm while breaking down. Keeps you extremely warm and comfortable during these critical times. This pullover fits great and is extremely comfortable after a long day of hard hiking. Provides essential warmth in the cool fall Maine weather after a great day's hiking, or in the early cold fall mornings. Full review

Kora Shola 230 Crew

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, soft, well-fitting, comfortable even in warmer temperatures. It's been years since I've lived in a climate cold enough for a base layer. Actually it's been 13 years... I remember them as itchy, uncomfortable, and most of the time I would rather freeze than wear them. I definitely have needed them since returning, and I decided to bite the bullet and pick up a set for the upcoming winter, which the Farmer's Almanac says will be one of the coldest winters in some time. I typically would not… Full review

Patagonia Men's Capilene 2 Lightweight Zip-Neck

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super lightweight at 6.5 oz. Very quick dry. Super open breathability without giving up warmth. Great light, breathable, super quick dry base layer. Fits snug to body, but doesn't stick. Allows for easy layering without that cramped tight feeling. Don't leave home without it!!!! Full review

Kora Shola 230 Zip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Kora’s yak wool Shola 230 Zip base layer beats the itch of other wool. It provides a lot of warmth without a lot of weight or thickness. This zippered base layer top is constructed using Kora’s own Hima-Layer Original 230 yak wool fabric. All testing of the Kora Shola 230 base layer was done on the ski hill. I am very sensitive to lamb’s wool, and was pleasantly surprised when I first put the Kora zip base layer on. Immediately it became evident that not only is yak wool not itchy, it has… Full review

Voormi Women's Thermal ll Baselayer Top

rated 5 of 5 stars Well worth the investment...this brand is amazing! This is one of the most comfortable performance tops I have owned. It's lightweight but warm...perfect for every season. The fit is amazing and very flattering. The fabric is wool, but not uncomfortable itchy. Great for layering or wearing on its own. Well worth the investment! Full review

Icebreaker Women's Oasis Long Sleeve Crewe

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I own three of these, and they are the most useful pieces of outdoor clothing I've ever owned. Since I travel a lot and only take a carry-on, I find the Icebreaker Oasis Crewe comes off the mountain and dresses up fairly nicely for supper in the city. They never smell. They dry quickly and wash beautifully. I own three Crewe shirts in black, black, and fuchsia. Although the black ones are more versatile, I love the bright pink colour. If you like your shirts loose, take a size larger. They do occasionally… Full review

Icebreaker Men's Everyday Long Sleeve Crewe

rated 5 of 5 stars I would fill my closet with these shirts!! I've had this shirt for a few months now. I went on a two-week road trip Quebec-Colorado-Grand Canyon-Vegas and all the way back, and had this shirt for most of the time and skied with it. Came back and nobody could've said so by looking at it or smelling it. I am 6' - 175 lbs and took the XL so I could wear it with a looser fit, which also permits me to wear another tighter layer of merino underneath when really cold. So instead of packing 5-6 T-shirts,… Full review

Patagonia Men's Capilene Daily T-Shirt

rated 4 of 5 stars Dries fast, inexpensive and comfortable... This is Patagonia's Daily T-Shirt, advertised as being a regular cut so you won't look out of place in town. It's made out of the same quick drying Capilene polyester as the discontinued Capilene 1 Silkweight T-Shirt, with the same Polygiene odor control, but it comes in more "normal" colors. Also listed among its features are gusseted underarms (I don't know what that means) and 50+ sun protection. The material is good stuff, it's more abrasion resistant… Full review

Icebreaker Men's Everyday Long Sleeve Crewe

rated 5 of 5 stars A superb, comfortable baselayer for cool weather activities. I started wearing Merino baselayers back in 2003, when they first seemed to be hitting the market. In those days, it was Smartwool, and not much else. Most of the tops I purchased those many years ago, are now in tatters, so it was time to replace. Having had good recent success with Icebreaker, I found this shirt on sale, and took the bait. I have found Icebreaker's fit to be slightly on the small side, so even though I usually wear XL… Full review

Top-Rated Base Layer Tops

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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kora Shola 230 Crew reviewed Sep 26, 2016
$145 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kora Shola 230 Zip reviewed Aug 4, 2016
$160 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Voormi Thermal ll Baselayer Top reviewed Jul 20, 2016
$129
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Icebreaker Everyday Long Sleeve Crewe reviewed Feb 25, 2016
$48 - $70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Merino Air Hoody reviewed Sep 30, 2015
$149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Bodyfit 260 Olympia Crewe reviewed Sep 24, 2015
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Merino 3 Midweight Hoody reviewed May 21, 2015
$98 - $140
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Woolx X704 reviewed Mar 2, 2015
$170 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Midweight Turtleneck reviewed Sep 29, 2014
$85 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
First Lite Chama Hoody reviewed Jun 5, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Smartwool Microweight Crew reviewed Feb 2, 2014
$56 - $75
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Wild Country Lightweight Base Layer Top reviewed Jan 1, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Icebreaker Bodyfit 150 Long Sleeve Crewe reviewed Dec 21, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Merino 2 Lightweight T-Shirt reviewed Oct 28, 2013
$65 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Icebreaker Oasis Long Sleeve Crewe reviewed Jun 15, 2016
$49 - $110
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ibex Swerve Long Sleeve Top reviewed Oct 2, 2013
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user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Terramar SmartSilk Crew reviewed Mar 7, 2013
$60 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker GT 200 L/S Chase Zip reviewed Feb 13, 2013
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Gordini Lavawool Midweight 1/4 Zip reviewed Jan 18, 2013
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Bodyfit 200 Oasis Crewe Scroll reviewed Jan 16, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Stoic Alpine Merino 150 Crew - Long-Sleeve reviewed Dec 29, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene 1 Silkweight Scoop reviewed Nov 1, 2012
$45 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Midweight Hoody reviewed Jul 29, 2012
$110 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Terramar 1/2 Zip Geo Fleece Top reviewed May 9, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Lightweight Crew LS reviewed Feb 26, 2011
$45 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Minus33 100% Wool Mid Weight Turtleneck reviewed Feb 21, 2011
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Wool 2 Crew reviewed Nov 30, 2010
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Polarmax TransDRY Cotton reviewed Feb 24, 2010
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face XTC Midweight Crew reviewed Feb 23, 2010
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ibex Indie Zip T reviewed Feb 22, 2010
$95 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Under Armour ColdGear Sub Zero Mock reviewed Dec 20, 2009
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Power Stretch Zip T reviewed Aug 25, 2009
$95 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene 2 Lightweight Crew reviewed Jan 17, 2008
$27 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face XTC Midweight 1/4 Zip reviewed Oct 15, 2007
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Isis Wool Zip-Neck Turtle reviewed Oct 15, 2007
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Bodyfit 260 Slalom Zip reviewed Aug 2, 2007
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Capilene 4 Expedition Weight Zip-Neck reviewed Dec 29, 2012
$45 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Lightweight MTS Long-Sleeve Crew reviewed Apr 27, 2007
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Wool 3 Zip Neck reviewed Feb 23, 2007
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Rho LT Zip Neck reviewed Feb 6, 2007
$71 - $125
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ibex Zepher Zip T-Neck reviewed Dec 6, 2006
$51 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Icebreaker Bodyfit 260 Olympia Zip reviewed Oct 14, 2006
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
GoLite Endurance Zip Top reviewed Jul 18, 2006
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user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Patagonia Capilene 2 Lightweight Zip-Neck reviewed Sep 21, 2016
$30 - $55
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Icebreaker 260 Midweight Tech Top reviewed Sep 16, 2015
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Merino 2 Lightweight Crew reviewed Apr 25, 2013
$79 - $90
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Midweight Zip T reviewed Oct 1, 2013
$50 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Smartwool Microweight Tee reviewed Feb 23, 2012
$49 - $74
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Midweight Crew reviewed Jan 22, 2014
$36 - $104
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Under Armour Catalyst Longsleeve T reviewed Oct 25, 2010
$25
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