Base Layers

Scott Kickstart Jacket

Scott Kickstart Jacket

The Scott Kickstart Jacket is an affordable down insulator with a very good weight-to-warmth ratio.

TREW Vaporizer Pullover

TREW Vaporizer Pullover

If you’re looking for a quality mid-layer with an edgier style and a slightly larger, freeride-inspired fit, the Vaporizer pullover ought to be on your short list.

Mons Royale Monsie

Mons Royale Monsie

The Mons Royale Monsie is awesome, so you should get one. And this review contains cute puppies, axes, sexy Hawaiian photo shoots, Looney Tunes onesies, and more, so you should read it.

Icebreaker Sprite Leggings

Icebreaker Sprite Leggings

Last week, we reviewed the Icebreaker Siren Crewe. Now we take a look at the Sprite Leggings, which are just as breathable and just as comfortable.

Polarmax Micro H2 Zip Mock

Polarmax Micro H2 Zip Mock

Good Fit, Good Performance, Good Value. There are reasons why reviewer Jed Doane calls the Polarmax H2 Zip Mock one of the best base layers he’s ever worn.

Icebreaker LS Siren Crewe

Icebreaker LS Siren Crewe

“I’d recommend the Siren Crewe to anyone looking for a base layer for any outdoor activity.”

Polarmax Comp 4 Tech Fleece Crew and Tights

Polarmax Comp 4 Tech Fleece Crew and Tights

The Polarmax Comp 4 Tech Fleece crew and tight are quite warm, and very durable.

Patagonia Capilene 4 Expedition Weight Crew and Tights

Patagonia Capilene 4 Expedition Weight Crew and Tights

The redesigned Patagonia Cap 4 Crew and Tights strike a great balance between warmth, weight, and breathability.

Mons Royale Supa Tech LS

Mons Royale Supa Tech LS

What smells better than a Mons Royale Supa Tech LS base layer after about 30 days of hard use? Not much, actually.

Icebreaker Sonic Short Sleeve Half Zip

Icebreaker Sonic Short Sleeve Half Zip

After testing the Sonic Short Sleeve, Jason Hutchins is left with one question—why aren’t there more companies making wool MTB jerseys?

Mountain Equipment Eclipse Hooded Zip Tee

Mountain Equipment Eclipse Hooded Zip Tee

If you’re looking for a mid-layer and want something that is both functional and refined, the Eclipse should definitely be on your list.

Patagonia Merino 3 Hoody

Patagonia Merino 3 Hoody

The merino / poly blend Patagonia Merino 3 Hoody fits well, has a functional hood, and is a good weight for all-around snowsports use.

Icebreaker Sprite Racerback Tank

Icebreaker Sprite Racerback Tank

Icebreaker’s Sprite is a great option for women who want a comfortable, breathable tank that works as well outside on the bike as it does when you’re lounging around the house.

Icebreaker Ski Lite Over The Calf Women’s Sock

Icebreaker Ski Lite Over The Calf Women’s Sock

The Icebreaker Ski Lite Over The Calf Women’s Sock has subtle design differences in just the right places to make it a great midweight ski sock, just pay attention to our notes about sizing.

SmartWool NTS Mid 250 Pattern Crew

SmartWool NTS Mid 250 Pattern Crew

After more than a year of testing, the SmartWool NTS Mid 250 Pattern Crew baselayer has become an all-time favorite.

Icebreaker Carve Full-Zip Top

Icebreaker Carve Full-Zip Top

The Icebreaker Carve Full-Zip Top is warm, breathable, comfortable, and, perhaps best of all, versatile.

Icebreaker Ski Lite Over The Calf Sock

Icebreaker Ski Lite Over The Calf Sock

The Icebreaker Ski Lite Over The Calf Sock offers great performance and comfort at a competitive price.

Icebreaker Sprint Crewe Shirt & Legless Pant

Icebreaker Sprint Crewe Shirt & Legless Pant

The Icebreaker merino wool Sprint Crewe and Legless pants are excellent performance base layers: comfortable, breathable, fast drying, and odor free.

SmartWool Midweight Pattern Top and Bottom

SmartWool Midweight Pattern Top and Bottom

The SmartWool Midweight Pattern top and bottoms offer great cold-weather protection, durability, and a stylish look.

Outerwear 101: Which Socks & Why?

Outerwear 101: Which Socks & Why?

Time to talk socks. Our reviewers weigh in on what they actually wear on the mountain—and why. Plus, two bits of conventional wisdom when it comes to socks and snowsports.