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Baselayer group test montage  © UKC Gear

Group Test Winter Baselayers

A winter baselayer should be warm, but still breathable. A high zipped neck and long hem are also essential. In this group test we've trialled winter weight baselayers from a number of leading brands.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Merino Xtreme Close up  © UKC Gear

Thermowave Merino Xtreme Baselayer

The Thermowave Merino Xtreme is a long-sleeved, high necked baselayer which uses a combination of polyester and merino wool to keep you warm without feeling itchy. Best of both worlds?

Light, stretchy, tough and quick drying - the fabric is well suited to mountain use  © Dan Bailey
Light, stretchy, tough and quick drying - the fabric is well suited to mountain use  © Dan Bailey

Shorts & T-Shirts from Mountain Equipment

Mountain Equipment's Threshold collection is a range of lighter clothing best suited to warm conditions. We look at the shorts and t-shirts for men and women

A quick break from a fell run in the Mammut Trovat Power Wool Base Layer - nice view!  © UKC Gear
A quick break from a fell run in the Mammut Trovat Power Wool Base Layer - nice view!  © UKC Gear

Mammut Trovat Power Wool Base Layer

What Mammut have done with these Trovat base layers is use their high-end design and matched it with this new swanky 'Power Wool' from Polartec, which mixes merino wool with synthetic fibres - to give you the 'best of both worlds'. It wicks well and...

The Jöttnar Uller  © Toby Archer
The Jöttnar Uller  © Toby Archer

Jöttnar Uller Base Layer

A pricey but rather luxurious top of the range baselayer. And it's made of yak wool! How cool is that? Toby Archer...

Steve Long testing the Marmot Thermo Half Zip in Catalunya, Spain  © Jack Geldard - UKC
Steve Long testing the Marmot Thermo Half Zip in Catalunya, Spain  © Jack Geldard - UKC

Thermo Half Zip from Marmot

Steve Long takes a look at the Thermo Half Zip from Marmot. This all round lightweight mid-layer hugs the body,...

Airing at Kahiltna base camp, Denali behind (Viv Scott).  © UKC Gear
Airing at Kahiltna base camp, Denali behind (Viv Scott).  © UKC Gear

Chocolate Fish Merino Wool Baselayers

Merino wool has become the new craze in base layers, claiming the very desirable properties of natural feeling, odour resistance...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Thermowave Lifestyle  © Thermowave

Thermowave Merino Baselayers

HIDDEN behind the Iron Curtain for over 60 years, Lithuanian base-layer brand Thermowave has been one of the major success stories of this Baltic state's independence.

Jöttnar Uller Yak Wool Base Layer

Yak wool provides superior warmth, breathability and moisture transfer compared to Merino

Marek Klonowski at Camp 3 on the Nanga Dream '16 winter attempt of Nanga Parbat (4608m), Pakistan.  © Rab
Marek Klonowski at Camp 3 on the Nanga Dream '16 winter attempt of Nanga Parbat (4608m), Pakistan.  © Rab

Rab - New Merino+ Range

Designed using a unique fusion of natural merino and synthetic fibres with 37.5 Technology, Rab's new  Merino +™ range offers unsurpassed next-to-the-skin performance across a broad range of conditions, providing exceptional temperature regulation and...

Nikwax Basefresh product shot  © Nikwax
Nikwax Basefresh product shot  © Nikwax

Nikwax Solves Odour Problems for Base Layers

Nikwax, the global leader in safe, high performance aftercare for outdoor gear, announces BaseFresh. This...

Womens Kepler merino baselayers  © Alpkit
Womens Kepler merino baselayers  © Alpkit

Kepler Merino Baselayers from Alpkit

High quality 100% New Zealand Merino baselayers into the Alpkit clothing range.

Thermo Hoody for Women  © Marmot
Thermo Hoody for Women  © Marmot

Thermo Hoody for Men and Women

Polartec's Power Dry High Efficiency fabric with a bi-component knit to help pull moisture away from your body.

Atacazo Zip  © Mammut
Atacazo Zip  © Mammut

The sun's shining so go lightweight with Mammut

New lightweight kit from Mammut – perfect for the summer


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