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Base Layers

[NOTE: I just started this page today ... !!]

Base Layers (or Baselayers, if you prefer!) are critical to comfort. And although we hope to eventually produce WeatherWool Base Layers, we do not have the resources at present to develop them.

Base Layers are knitted, and WeatherWool (outerwear) is woven. Outerwear needs to be very tough to stand up to abrasion ... knits are great when used within their limits ... but knits tend to shred pretty quickly by brambles. Because knits are so very different from wovens, for us bringing out a line of base layers would be almost like starting a whole new company. So ... it will wait. Funny thing, though ... we were sort of backed into making one knitted product, our Neck Gaiter / Shemagh, and that has given us a little bit of a start in the base layers direction. Please stay tuned!

We recommend only wool base layers under WeatherWool if there is any chance whatsoever of hypothermia ... if there is any chance you might wind up spending time in cool/cold and/or wet weather, we believe you need wool. And cotton kills.

Here are some names in the Wool Base Layer space. Note that some of these companies are knows for the synthetic outerwear, but nevertheless offer wool base layers!

  • Arc'teryx
  • Bjorn Daehlie
  • Duckworth
  • Fjällräven
  • Helly Hansen
  • Houdini
  • Icebreaker
  • Mammut
  • Minus 33
  • Norrøna
  • Ortovox
  • Outdoor Research
  • Patagonia
  • Rab
  • Saxx
  • Smartwool
  • Stoic
  • The North Face
  • Under Armour
  • We Norwegians
  • Woolpower


24 August 2018