One of the most important items in a skiers suitcase are base layers and they are key to your comfort on the slopes. The best ski base layers keep you warm in even the coldest of conditions, ensure ultimate ease of movement and feature sweat-wicking fabrics to keep you feeling fresh all day long. We’ve hand-picked some of our tried and tested best ski base layers for the 2021/22 ski season so you can look and feel better than ever this winter!
HEAT ULTRA™ – Thermal Baselayer
RRP Men’s Henley Neck TOP £32.99 | heatultra.co
For optimised thermal comfort, this ultra lightweight thermal base layer has a super soft touch but does not compromise on insulation. Fabric innovations include antibacterial, moisture wicking and odour free materials this base layer will continue to help your body breathe at the same time as keeping you warm. Designed to provide the best fit and comfort with 4 way stretch technology, it follows the contours of your body to provide maximum protection against the cold.
Image show Men’s Henley Neck Long Steve Top – available in sizes S-XXL
HELLY HANSEN LIFA®MERINO LIGHTWEIGHT CREW
RRP £65 | hellyhansen.com
A brand that seriously knows its stuff when it comes to outdoor adventure, you simply can’t go wrong with Helly Hansen. Their LIFA® Merino Lightweight crew is a highly versatile, super-soft baselayer that combines the impressive natural warmth of merino wool fibres with the unique wicking properties of Helly Hansen’s LIFA® Stay Warm moisture management for ultimate comfort.
ZEROFIT HEATRUB ULTIMATE BASE LAYER
RRP £60 | zerofit.co.uk
Dubbed “the world’s warmest baselayer”, Zerofit’s Ultimate Heatrub layer has been proven by the Boken Institute in Osaka to be five times warmer than a standard baselayer. It achieves this thanks to five separate fabrics, a patented knitting process and super-soft fibres. You’ll never feel a chill again!
EIVY ICE COLD HOOD TOP
RRP €64 (AROUND £55) – eivy.co
Made by women, for women, Eivy’s awesome baselayers are always top of the class when it comes to style and substance. This cosy leopard-print layer is made using 88% recycled polyester and features a super-soft fleece lined high collar hood making it a game-changer on cold and windy days.
OOSC BLUE STEEL MEN’S BASELAYER
RRP £40 – oosc-clothing.com
Why should outerwear have all the fun?! For a seriously eye-catching undergarment, there’s only one place to go – OOSC. The Blue Steel combines a unique, colourful print with OOSC Fresh Tech – designed to keep you warm on the cold days, but with breathability to keep you feeling fresh if it warms up.
FALKE WOOL TECH LONG SLEEVE SHIRT
RRP €110 (AROUND £95) | falke.com
Using only the finest merino wool and natural materials, Falke’s baselayers are sure to keep you warm and toasty on the slopes, while also neutralising any odours that may sneak out after a long day’s skiing! Throw in moisture-wicking properties, superior thermal management and great freedom of movement, there’s no surprise so many skiers swear by the Falke Wool Tech base layer.
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