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    Hi

    i lack a good base layer top, just use a berghause tshirt , but not very warm.

    i have tried a fab meko but can't stand the merino on my skin. Feels like ants eating me alive.

    anyone know a good breathable synthetic base,

    cheers

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    Lots out there to choose from, and there have been some very good recent staff reviews on here of the synthetics offerings out to take a look see.
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    http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/gear-fe...one/14750.html

    http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/gear-fe...two/14755.html

    http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/...n-9973538.html



    http://thenextchallenge.org/comparis...yer-materials/

    And of course do not forget Aldi for possible good value quality baselayers too as well, ok. http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/reviews/other-clothing/baselayers/aldi-base-layer/3520.html

    There will no doubt be another camping/hiking outdoors Aldi range along any time soon for the spring, although some stores will still have very limited stocks of their various base layers in store right now if you are lucky; left over in stock from the last time the special buys included them for their outdoors range.



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    Try an M&S merino/silk blend. Imfind them non-itchy. If nothing else you'll get a nice jumper out of it.

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    I use the berghaus Argentium stuff, warm wicking not smelly, for a good while too

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    None of the base layers I use, synthetic or wool, are very warm. Their job is to move sweat away, not provide warmth. Of the synthetic stuff I use, my top pick is still probably Helly Hansen Lifa, despite the fact even the more modern versions can still get a bit ripe. It just seems to move sweat away than other types.

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    Hi guys

    thanks , Trevor your link to these treated base layers have you tried one.

    cheers

    john

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    I agree with Guy, I use the HH Lifa, but good god do they stink. They work well, but are the smelliest of all my base layers.

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    I find a mix of merino with some synthetic works well and does not not make me itch like straightforward merino.

    Patagonia and outdoor research are ones I have bought and liked. Not smelly

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    I agree with Andy - the Berghaus Argentium baselayers are really good.

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    Hi

    thanks

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    How about a subzero factor 1 baselayer?

    I have got a coupleof these in different forms and they are very good.

    http://www.subzerostore.co.uk/outdoo...mal-underwear/

    http://www.subzerostore.co.uk/outdoo...mal-underwear/


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    Also forgot to mention that you could consider a Brynje Long Sleeve Shirt under your normal baselayer.

    http://www.brynje-shop.com/en/sports...10200305-p6975

    It may look odd (not to be seen in public on its own!) but it does work to increase the warmth.


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    Polypropylene base layers do wick well, but smell and mine kind of lost its shape.

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    For purely wicking the best baselayer I've come across are the Rab Aeon's - I used them for walking, running, anything really. Much lighter than most base layer tops so I'll sometimes layer them over mid-heavier base layer tops in colder conditions, but they really do shift moisture away when warm.

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    For warmth the subzero factor 2 are very good (at least when I used them many years ago). Just be aware of strange sizing as each line they produce seems to have very different sizing chart with very large discrepancies.

    A thick baselayer on its own or a thick baselayer over a thin baselayer does provide a fair bit extra warmth if the weather is cold.

    As a Paramo user, I find in milder winter weather in the mountains,a thick merino baselayer and Paramo jacket is often all that is required all day which does reduce the faff of adding and removing layers.

    Or if it's dry,I start off with a merino, windshirt combination and add a Paramo jacket when high up the mountain.




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    Cotswold leisure have a offer on HH Base Layer

    http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/helly...id_colour=3618


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    If you're wanting something warmer as a winter base layer that still wicks well, then the Rab AL Pull On, in Polartec PowerDry fabric is pretty good. It's got some kind of anti-odour treatment, not as pong-free as merino, but not bad for a synthetic.

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    This thread has been dead for months can you please stopresurrecting dead threads because you have nothing else to do with your life & let the rest of us read recent threads with up to date issues. Or better still, have you ever thought about actually going out & trying the outdoors, or do you find it better just to type about it? Am sorry to be so blunt but you are covering the latest post page with nonsense every day all the day!


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