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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?

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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

Arc'teryx Aptin Shorts & Phasic Evolution T-Shirt

The Aptin Shorts and Phasic Evolution T-Shirt are new to the 2017 Arc'teryx line-up; they may not be a budget option, but they go well together for running and warm weather hillwalking, says Dan Bailey

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.

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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Sweatproofing and the ever-changing UK weather

Now is the perfect time to give your valued baselayers some TLC with our range of Nikwax Sweatproofing washes.

Lorpen Inferno Socks

To create the ultimate insulation system, Polartec Powerstretch is combined with Primaloft to deliver unprecedented performance in extreme cold conditions. Tested on climbs over 8,000m these socks have been engineered to function in the coldest environments on...

Thermowave Merino Baselayers

Based in Kaunas Lithuania since 1928, our organisation has been developing high tech textiles for industry and base layers - predominantly using the finest grade Merino yarns - for a variety of activities including deep-sea dives and even space missions.​...

Thermowave Merino Baselayers

HIDDEN behind the Iron Curtain for over 60 years, Lithuanian base-layer brand Thermowave has been one of the major success...

Jöttnar Uller Yak Wool Base Layer

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

Rab - New Merino+ Range

Designed using a unique fusion of natural merino and synthetic fibres with 37.5 Technology, Rab's new  Merino...

Nikwax Solves Odour Problems for Base Layers

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

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