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.
One of the best loved Páramo garments. The Explorer has a multitude of uses, whether as a technical base layer in cooler weather or as part of a layering system in the harshest of environments. Its front chest pocket allows through-ventilation (even when reversed) or can be used as storage.
Fabric name: Parameta® S
What it does: Parameta® S is a reversible, asymmetrical, wicking fabric that directs water to one face and captures still air in the other, so it can be used to cool you down or warm you up as you choose, in response to the temperature, your level of activity and your own physiology.
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
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