Good Moisture Wicking Base Layer????

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Good Moisture Wicking Base Layer????

Postby broncotw » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:56 pm

I am looking for a good moisture wicking base layer!

Specifically, a top that I can wear under everything to pull all the moisture and sweat away from my body.....

I would love to hear some suggestions of manufacturers who produce some high quality stuff.....

Thanks,

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Re: Good Moisture Wicking Base Layer????

Postby SilverLynx » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:10 pm

Smartwool is my go-to base layer. For summer, the microweight shirts are ideal. For winter, midweight is good. In general, the more layers you have, the better.

http://www.rei.com/search?query=smartwool
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Re: Good Moisture Wicking Base Layer????

Postby mtnkub » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:22 pm

Patagonia's Capilene 2 Lightweight Zip-Neck. I mostly use it as only layer on summer days, though. It has an amazing comfort-temperature-range. Not cheap, but it has been my favorite piece of clothing for a long time now.
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Re: Good Moisture Wicking Base Layer????

Postby winmag4582001 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:44 pm

For winter hiking- H/H Warm is my personal favorite, but note that it is sized on the small side.
Summer hiking- DryLogic by Alpine Design (Sports Authority brand) I've bought it for less than $10 a shirt on the sale rack at TSA.
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Re: Good Moisture Wicking Base Layer????

Postby rking007 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:51 pm

I'll second Helly Hanson stuff. They have a shop somewhere up near Flatirons I think. They used to be in the mall but it seemed like every time i went in there they had a 70% bucket with tops and bottoms. I use Patagonia Cap 2s for base and Patagonia R1s for winter. I try to only buy stuff when it's on clearance though so I've never been able to be a brand whore... :D
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Re: Good Moisture Wicking Base Layer????

Postby kansas » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:15 pm

Merino wool, head to toe, year round. Stuff is amazing.

Steep and Cheap has the Stoic brand up pretty often for 50% off.
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Re: Good Moisture Wicking Base Layer????

Postby Cruiser » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:07 am

kansas wrote:Merino wool, head to toe, year round. Stuff is amazing.


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Re: Good Moisture Wicking Base Layer????

Postby climbing_rob » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:55 am

mtnkub wrote:Patagonia's Capilene 2 Lightweight Zip-Neck. I mostly use it as only layer on summer days, though. It has an amazing comfort-temperature-range. Not cheap, but it has been my favorite piece of clothing for a long time now.
Yep, +1 on this stupid-expensive Capilene stuff. It really seems to work at keeping the stink down on multi-day trips. I own two of these that I "reserve" for longer trips, use the cheaper stuff (REI brand) for 1-2 day hikes.

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