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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.....

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Re: Good Moisture Wicking Base Layer????

Postby Dex » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:05 pm

For what type of weather conditions?

I often use REI long sleeve, lite weight, with zipper, base layer in white.

It really helps in sun protection and body temperature regulation in many temp ranges. Long sleeves, zipper, and white color also makes it versatile.
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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.

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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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