Base Layer Bottoms

Recent Base Layer Bottom Reviews

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Men's 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 Men's 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 Men's 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 5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Men's Capilene Thermal Weight Bottoms

These fleece bottoms are awesome!! I’ve had them for five years now and I wear them ice fishing and fat biking. I will definitely buy another pair if they ever wear out. These fleece bottoms hold up in the coldest temps. They are fleece so they are so comfortable as a base layer. Will definitely purchase another pair if these ever wear out. 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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Fjallraven Men's Bergtagen Longjohns

The Fjallraven Bergtagen Long Johns is a base layer pant that utilizes wool in three different weaves to maximize heat retention in key areas (butt, groin) and breathability in others (thighs, calves). It’s a total home run of execution and since I received this base layer for testing I have worn nothing else. It’s exceptionally well tailored, durable, doesn’t stink on multi-day trips, and you’ll have no fear around a fire. The only possible negatives are more inherent to wool, than this… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Ridge Merino Inversion Heavyweight Bottoms

A warm and comfortable pair of baselayer pants that work particularly well below freezing temps, but they do have sizing limitations. Fit and Comfort: At 6’2” and 190 lbs. (1.88m and 86.2 kg), I typically wear pants with a 31” or 32” waist and a 34” inseam. I tested a men’s medium size, due to its accurate waist size, realizing that the length might be slightly shorter than desired, according to the manufacturer’s sizing chart. In fact, I’d have to jump up two sizes to a men’s… Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Avalanche Wear Mogul Pant

These used to be my go-to pants. They were fantastic until they changed the fabric years ago and made them in China. I just bought these pants after years of refusing to buy them for years because of the terrible pilling and their latest product is worse than ever. They pilled immediately. I bought Athletica Polartec at the same time and there is no pilling. I am so disappointed because 15 years ago when they were made in Canada they were fantastic. Why don't companies listen to their consumer reviews? Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia R1 Pants
$35 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Bergtagen Longjohns
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene Thermal Weight Bottoms
$89
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool NTS Mid 250 Bottom
$95
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene 3 Midweight Bottoms
$30 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Midweight Bottom
$50 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Under Armour ColdGear Fitted Legging
$50 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coldpruf Platinum Pants
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Merino Air Bottoms
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ibex Woolies 2 Bottom
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Fly Pant
$40 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Terramar Hot Totties Grid Fleece Tights
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Avalanche Wear Mogul Fleece Legging
$50 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coldpruf Platinum II Pant
$33 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Lightweight Bottom
$40 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Haglofs Bungy Q Tights
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sugoi Global Tight
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker GT 260 Rapid Legging
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Under Armour ColdGear Frosty Tight
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen HH Lifa Merino Pant
$95
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene Air Bottoms
$129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ridge Merino Inversion Midweight Bottoms
$50 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Midweight Baselayer Pants
$45 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Microweight Bottom
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene Lightweight Bottoms
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Synergy Sport Pant
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kenyon Power Stretch Baselayer Bottoms
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Skivvy Pant
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Terramar Thermolator II Pant
$15
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Midweight Bottom
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Terramar SmartSilk Tights
$60 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
RedRam Merino Legging
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker 200 Lightweight Legging
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
REI Heavyweight MTS Bottoms
$35 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Omni-Wool Midweight Pant
$35 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ridge Merino Inversion Heavyweight Bottoms
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Stoic Breathe Composite Bottom
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Isis Wool Tight
$72 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Alpine Onset Bottoms
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Terramar Hot Totties Fleece Heavy Footy Performance Leggings
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (5)
Avalanche Wear Mogul Pant
$50 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Sugoi Firewall Tight
discontinued
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Terramar Silk Pant
$26 - $55
user rating: 0 of 5 (1)
Under Armour ColdGear Metal Legging
discontinued
Outdoor Research Enigma Bottoms
$52 - $69
Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer Bottom
$45 - $130
Kari Traa Rose Pant
$60 - $100

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