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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bight Gear Solstice Graphene Hoody added Oct 7, 2020
$69 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Voormi River Run Hoodie added Sep 30, 2020
$129
Isobaa Merino 200 Zip Neck Hoodie added Sep 30, 2020
Isobaa Merino 180 Long Sleeve Crew added Sep 30, 2020
Isobaa Merino 150 Short Sleeve Crew added Sep 30, 2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino 150 Pocket Tee added May 28, 2020
$47 - $85
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee added May 28, 2020
$42 - $65
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Appalachian Gear Company All-Paca Crew added May 12, 2020
$145 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Intraknit Merino 250 Thermal 1/4 Zip added Dec 11, 2019
$98 - $150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kari Traa Rose Long Sleeve added Dec 10, 2019
$64 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Enigma Half Zip added Dec 9, 2019
$79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Solution 150 Merino Base Crew added Nov 6, 2019
$119 - $120
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Houdini Desoli Zip added Sep 27, 2019
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mont Slinx LS Zip added Jun 4, 2019
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Alpine Onset Crew added Mar 21, 2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MEC T3 Zip-T added Oct 3, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene Air Hoody added Sep 6, 2018
$149
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Capilene Air Crew added Sep 6, 2018
$90 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen HH Lifa Merino 1/2 Zip added Mar 31, 2018
$53
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Bergtagen Woolmesh Sweater added Mar 1, 2018
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ridge Merino Inversion Heavyweight Crew added Feb 13, 2018
$90 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Toad&Co Pacer Slim Long Sleeve Quarter Zip added Jan 31, 2018
$45 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Woolx Everyday Long Sleeve Crew 230 Midweight added Dec 1, 2017
$74 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Craft Active Extreme 2.0 CN LS Top added Nov 29, 2017
$51
Coldpruf Platinum II Crew added Sep 29, 2017
$33 MSRP
Beyond Clothing Aether Crew added Aug 8, 2017
$75 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
U.S. Military Gen III, Level 2 ECWCS Top added Jan 3, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kora Shola 230 Crew added Sep 26, 2016
$145 MSRP
Kora Shola 230 Zip added Aug 4, 2016
$160 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Merino Air Hoody added Jul 28, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene Daily T-Shirt added Jul 7, 2015
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Capilene Thermal Weight Zip-Neck added Jul 6, 2015
$80 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Woolx X704 added Oct 28, 2014
$170 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Minus33 Isolation Midweight Merino Zip-Neck added Aug 6, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
First Lite Chama Hoody added Jun 5, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool NTS Mid 250 Hoody added Mar 2, 2014
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Wild Country Lightweight Base Layer Top added Jan 1, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ibex Swerve Long Sleeve Top added Oct 2, 2013
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Icebreaker Oasis Long Sleeve Crewe added Aug 17, 2013
$9 - $66
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Icebreaker Oasis Crewe S/S added Aug 9, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Icebreaker Bodyfit 150 Long Sleeve Crewe added Apr 23, 2013
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Terramar SmartSilk Crew added Jan 26, 2013
$60 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Stoic Alpine Merino 150 Crew - Long-Sleeve added Dec 15, 2012
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen HH Wool LS Crew added Nov 20, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen HH Dry Stripe Crew added Sep 17, 2012
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Icebreaker Everyday Long Sleeve Crewe added Jul 17, 2012
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Midweight Funnel Zip added Sep 24, 2011
$100 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Minus33 100% Wool Mid Weight Turtleneck added Feb 21, 2011

Recent Base Layer Top Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Bight Gear Solstice Graphene Hoody

Very protective, good fit, light weight, and reasonably priced. This is my second sun hoody after the Black Diamond Alpenglow, which I liked. The Bight Solstice Hoody has a better fit for me (not quite as loose) and the fabric is lighter in weight and has a nicer hand. In contrast to the Alpenglow, it has thumb holes which provide a bit more sun protection for the back of the hands without interfering with dexterity, plus it's a bit less expensive ($69) than the Alpenglow ($85 retail). I treated… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Voormi River Run Hoodie

Who needs another baselayer or hoodie? Apparently I do. After three months of use the Voormi River Run Hoodie has become a standout in my baselayer collection. It's a versatile, lightweight, wool-polyester top that is comfortable, well-constructed, good-looking, and odor-free. While it's a minimalist design, it performs in a wide range of temps and terrain—from summer hiking to fall camping, and I'm planning to keep it in rotation for winter runs and skis. Women's Voormi River Run Hoodie I have… Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Patagonia Capilene Thermal Weight Zip-Neck

Uncomfortable fabric, poor fit. Worst Patagonia purchase in 35 years. Worst Patagonia item I have ever purchased. Fabric is uncomfortable on the skin. This weight is what came up when I wanted to replace my expedition weight zip top. Ridiculous. This is flimsy, textured on the inner surface. Shoulder area and neck fit is loose and loaded with excess fabric. If I could give it a negative star rating, I would.  Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Smartwool Merino 150 Pocket Tee

The Smartwool Merino 150 Pocket Tee is an active wear, base layer made up of 87% merino wool and 13% polyester. The high wool content maximizes one of nature's greatest insulator's ability to regulate temperature, ward off the multi-day stink, and manage moisture, while the polyester content adds durability and comfort. A lightweight wool tee allows for an endless amount of uses—from a thin sun shirt on hot summer days, to an excellent next to skin layer as part of a clothing system in winter. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Appalachian Gear Company All-Paca Crew

The All-Paca Crew is a lightweight, medium thickness base-layer suitable for active wear or just lounging around the house during a lock-down. It's made from 100 percent Alpaca fiber. It fills my niche as a three-season hiking/sleep layer, to be paired with a t-shirt on cold mornings and with a shell when the wind or rain begins to cut. It offers a good warmth-to-weight ratio, breathability, and also a hefty resistance to odor. It closely matches the performance of similar technical base-layers… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee

The Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee is a lightweight tee-shirt, made from a comfortably soft blend of merino wool and polyester (56% merino/44% polyester). This combination makes for a shirt that breathes well, stays cool, dries quickly, and doesn’t stink after a day of hiking. An ideal shirt for warm weather adventures. Unfortunately, the hidden pocket isn't very practical. Conditions: I’ve worn the Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee regularly for two months,… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Smartwool Intraknit Merino 250 Thermal 1/4 Zip

The Smartwool Intraknit Merino 250 Thermal Quarter Zip brings 100% Merino wool in a comfortable and warm weave. This shirt works as a base, mid, outer and only layer depending on conditions, activity and the wearer's temperament. Versatile enough to handle a wide variety of cold weather activities. Smartwool takes a technical leap forward with their newly designed Intraknit Merino 250 Thermal 1/4 Zip and I've had the pleasure of extensively testing it over the last four months. Along with their… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Enigma Half Zip

The Enigma Half Zip is a base layer that places wicking moisture and drying quickly at a premium. That's a little unusual for a shirt that's partially made of merino wool, but in this case, the blend is 88 percent synthetic, 12 percent wool. Choose this shirt for high-sweat, high-output activities; consider a thicker/heavier base layer for bitter cold. The relatively light fabric and great moisture management makes this an attractive layer year-round until it's so warm that you're better off in… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Solution 150 Merino Base Crew

Black Diamond's Solution 150 Merino Base Crew 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. (Preliminary review based on the first month of use) Black Diamond’s Solution… Full review