Made for Eberlestock in Finland by people who know how to stay warm when it’s cold, this is the best next-to-skin layer in the world. Polypropylene is widely known as the best wicking fabric, but even with traditional polypropylene you can feel periods of damp chill when your body builds a layer of sweat or you simply get wet. But with the Airbases big air pockets, you have nothing contacting the majority of your skin surface, while adjacent polypropylene wicks moisture, so you always feel dry. You can wear pretty much anything over the top of it and feel comfortable and dry, in any weather. And if you’re out on a day that gets hotter, you simply expose the base layer and, voila, you get instant full-blown cooling. So you can literally wear this stuff right into a warm day, and regulate your temperature more easily than with any other garment. Made of polypropylene with silver ion scent control. Pants are full length with elastic waist band and knit cuffs.
- Color: Gray
Airbase Base Layer Demonstration
Never thought I'd be into wearing fishnets but I've never felt so warm and sexy sneaking around the woods!
Eyed this for awhile and happy I finally pulled the trigger. First impression was that it was overall going to be too light and cool. However after using it in wide variety of conditions I've found it to be my go to base layer. Essentially it makes any of your other layers perform better across a wide array of conditions and you forget your even wearing it. I've noticed I'm more comfortable, less sweaty, and drier when I wear these. During extended stretches of extreme cold I put these on under my heavier, looser thermals for a perfect set up.
I purchased a set of Airbase Base Layer top and bottom to wear under my rubberized nylon rainwear that I wear when working in an underground gold mine. Airbase kept me comfortable in all conditions, wet or dry, and kept me from the clammy feeling from wearing only rainwear.
I spent days and weeks living out of a rucksack while undergoing intense military training. I used these as a substitute under garmet for some heavier bulkier army issued cold weather clothing layers. So I was in humid weather of North Carolina during January and February I experienced anywhere from 30 to 65 degrees while moving with a heavy load. The real test that I was attempting to put these through was to see if I could wear them in the brisk morning and the cool evening typically setting up camp while also wearing them when I sweated through the hot sun moving. It turns out I could move with them and not get overheated during the day unless it really pushed like 65 or 70 degrees (then it's just hot anyways) But I found that I could move with these and get my sweat on without feeling like I was gonna die and then I would get to camp at night and not have to dig through my pack to find something warm when I stopped moving because I already had them on.. I really gave these a good full on test.. They held up for multiple trips to the field a total of about 25 days without any issue.. I could say more but needless to say this is my lightweight go to setup for my hiking/go-bag.. They work