5 Amazing Outdoor Base Layers and Moisture-Wicking Shirts

Trends & Top 10Amy Hatch

Best Outdoor Base Layers and Moisture Wicking Shirts from Small and Startup Brands

When it comes to base layers and moisture-wicking shirts, I can full on geek out. What shoes and bags are to a lot of women, performance tops are to me. 

While I’ve definitely been known to spew out techy jargon like “Durable Water Repellent Finish” and “Raglan Sleeves,” for me a quality base layer is all in the feel.

How do I feel wearing this on the side of a mountain while waiting out a thunder storm? How do I feel in it as I lounge around the house? How does this feel under a puffy vest and softshell jacket as I skin up a mountain in the winter? And ... could this be considered professional work wear? (I live in a pretty laid back mountain town, so it’s amazing how often the answer to that last question is YES!)

Today, I share with you my five favorite base layers and moisture-wicking shirts from small and startup outdoor brands!

 

NW Alpine Black Spider Hoody

NW Alpine Spider Hoody Outdoor Base Layers and Moisture Wicking Shirts

Made from Polartec®, High Efficiency Power Dry® fabric, the NW Alpine Black Spider Hoody is an extremely versatile base layer. Its extra-long length in the torso tucks nicely into ski pants and under a climbing harness. Read our full review here.

 

best outdoor base layers and moisture wicking shirts from small and startup brands
Men's Black Spider Hoody by NW Alpine

 

best outdoor base layers and moisture wicking shirts from small and startup brands
Women's Black Spider Hoody by NW Alpine

 

 

Voormi River Runner Hoodie

Voormi River Runner Hoody - Outdoor Base Layers and Moisture Wicking Shirts

The Voormi River Run Hoodie handles the height of the summer sun with as much poise as it does a crisp morning start. This light and airy – yet warm and cozy – base layer is made in the U.S. exclusively from Rocky Mountain High Country™ wool.

 

best outdoor base layers and moisture wicking shirts from small and startup brands
Men's River Run Hoodie by Voormi

 

best outdoor base layers and moisture wicking shirts from small and startup brands
Women's River Run Hoodie by Voormi

 

 

Kora Shola 230 SS Crew

Kora - Outdoor Base Layers and Moisture Wicking Shirts

Made from 100% Himalayan yak wool, the Kora Shola 230 SS Crew shirt is 40% warmer than equivalent merino fabrics and more breathable! It is intended for spring and autumn adventures when conditions and temperatures can change fast. 

 

best outdoor base layers and moisture wicking shirts from small and startup brands
Men's Shola 230 SS Crew by Kora

 

best outdoor base layers and moisture wicking shirts from small and startup brands
Women's Shola 230 SS Crew by Kora

 

 

Peak to Plateau Kailash 1/4 Zip LS Yak Wool Shirt

Peak to Plateau Yak Wool - Outdoor Base Layers and Moisture Wicking Shirts

Made from a blend of 65 percent yak wool and 35 percent tencel, which comes from a eucalyptus tree, the Peak to Plateau Kailash 1/4 Zip is undeniably soft. It is also warm and breathable, and less irritable to those who are sensitive to merino.

 

best outdoor base layers and moisture wicking shirts from small and startup brands
Kailash 1/4 Zip LS Yak Wool Shirt by Peak to Plateau (Unisex)

 

 

Give’r Silkweight All Sport Shirt

Give'r Silkweight All Sport - Outdoor Base Layers and Moisture Wicking Shirts

The Give’r Silkweight All Sport was designed to be stretchy and silky smooth. Made with 95% polyester and 5% spandex, you can wear it either as a standalone layer or a base layer. Use it to guard against UV rays in summer and wind burn in winter.

 

best outdoor base layers and moisture wicking shirts from small and startup brands
Silkweight All Sport Performance Layer by Give'r (Unisex)

 

 

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BERNARD HALPIN

BERNARD HALPIN

QUALITY NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE OR LEAVES YOU REGRETTING PURCHASE!

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