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Base Layer Bottoms

The best base layer bottoms, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Base Layer Bottom Reviews

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Smartwool Intraknit Merino 250 Thermal Bottom

The Smartwool Intraknit Merino 250 Thermal Bottom combines 100% Merino wool with an innovative construction that uses 3D modeling to create a warm, comfortable base layer. Made for active use it moves with a body in motion, gentle hiking or hard driven climb alike. Feels pretty good in a winter camp or home on the couch as well. Smartwool takes a technical leap forward with their newly designed Intraknit Merino 250 Thermal Bottom and I've had the pleasure of extensively testing it over the last… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Enigma Bottoms

The Outdoor Research Enigma Bottom is a base layer whose forte is wicking moisture and keeping you dry when you’re active; though the fabric has some wool content, it’s mostly synthetic (12% merino, 88% polyester). The fabric is relatively thin and very stretchy and slightly prone to pilling in high-friction areas. It’s an outstanding option for high-output cool and cold weather activities (four-season if you live in a cooler place), except you’ll want to wear them under a shell or fleece… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Solution 150 Merino Base 3/4

Black Diamond's Solution 150 Merino Base 3/4 is a lightweight, polyester-reinforced merino wool base layer. Cool enough to wear under light shell clothing for high intensity activity at around-freezing temperatures without overheating, but easily layered over for use in colder conditions or at lower intensity. Stretch fabric gives a comfortable fit even on a slim frame and dries a little faster than 100 percent merino. 3/4 length works with high plastic cuff ski boots. (Preliminary review based… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Kari Traa Rose Pant

The Kari Traa Rose Pant is a 100 percent merino base layer that is comfortable, warm, and durable. It's thin enough to layer without restricting movement, and incorporates a range of colors and sizes to appeal to a variety of adventurous ladies! Just be prepared to size up as this base layer runs SMALL! Testing Conditions: I tested the Kari Traa Rose Pant from December 2018 to December 2019 as a member of the Trailspace Review Corps. Testing conditions ranged from -25 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit in… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Alpine Onset Bottoms

The Outdoor Research Alpine Onset Bottoms are soft on the skin and easy to maneuver in. They're best when on the move in cool/chilly temps like hiking or bike riding, and they are flexible enough for highly active pursuits. Conditions and Temperatures:I tested the Alpine Onset baselayer bottoms, along with their crew top counterpart, the Outdoor Research Alpine Onset Crew top. These items are part of Outdoor Research's Alpine Onset collection, which includes an array of men's and women's layers. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Omni-Wool Midweight Pant

These were comfortable. They wash well. The size was correct. I would recommend these for anyone that requires a stable undergarment. These were very comfortable. They did not hike up the leg or slide down from the waist. As a police officer out in the cold these kept me warm from the elements and with the dependability that they will stay in place. They have washed well and kept their shape through multiple washings. They seem well made and durable. I do not live in so cold a region to evaluate… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Capilene Air Bottoms

The Patagonia Capilene Air Bottoms are Patagonia’s newest base layer design which utilizes a unique seamless knit construction that is composed of 51 percent merino wool and 49 percent Capilene recycled polyester. This results in a very stretchy insulation layer that is both light and warm. The knit construction provides a nice thickness that works extremely well inside of waders for long days fishing in cold streams. Overall this is a great base layer, especially for colder conditions. Overview… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Avalanche Wear Mogul Pant

Pants pilled (outside of fabric) like crazy after wearing one or two times. Didn't even wash yet. Pilling was on front and side of my thighs. Loved the fit but the pilling is intolerable! Would have purchased several of these; instead will be donating :( Would NOT recommend. Very disappointing! Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Helly Hansen HH Lifa Merino Pant

An excellent base layer choice from a company that understands cold and wet weather. The HH LIFA Merino 2-layer construction keeps you warm and dry in all kinds of conditions, and feels great when wearing it. Watch out for the “athletic” fit when purchasing, but if you get the right fit this base layer will keep you comfortable in rain, sleet, and snow well below freezing. Note that this is a companion review with the Helly Hansen LIFA Merino 1/2 Zip top.Product Description Helly Hansen (HH)… Full review