When it comes to base layers for winter enthusiasts, you have two ways to go: you can slip down to your typical box store and buy some basic “plastic” base layer (your typical poly-something); or you can invest in your comfort (and even your life) by purchasing a base layer designed to do what you need it to do.
You want something that will keep you warm when you’re not active, and keep you cool when you are active. That’s technology in fabric.
We have tried the Woolx X-Plorer series base layer, which are midweight merino wool thermals. Although Woolx makes a full line in base layers, we choose the X-Plorer top and bottom series because we wanted something light for active riding, yet provide the protection from the cold for when we’re waist-deep in snow.
The touch of merino wool feels like cashmere without the itch. Merino wool does the same things that synthetics do, but naturally—like wick away moisture and breathe. It can absorb up to 30 percent of its weight and still feel dry to the touch. It is both washable and dryable, with no shrinkage. Both tops and bottoms sell for $89.99 each.
For more information go to http://www.woolx.com/.