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Old 12-24-2011, 12:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Who do you think makes the best base layers for 2012?

Last year was my first time snowboarding so I bought some Burton base layers. *Burton is a pretty safe default for newbies since most Burton merchandise is reasonable quality at worst.

I don't remember the model name of the Burton base layers I purchased. The warmth was good but the fit and feel seemed low tech.

This year I bought some Patagonia Capilene base layers. I have to say the Patagonia base layers seem really high tech and awesome. I'll post a followup review after I actually snowboard in them. Base layers are really Patagonia's specialty and they've been specializing in them for decades.

So which base layer make/models are you a fan of?
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Love my under armor cold gear mock turtle. That plus a shell is all I need to get me through Southwest Winters. In fact it's often too hot and I end up with just a T and shell.
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I recently got an airblaster ninja suit and rode in it for the first time. I wasn't too amused by it. The torso is oddly long and fits akwardly. (Maybe its just me). Kept me warm though. I might just have to get more days in with it before it gets comfortable.
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I recently got an airblaster ninja suit and rode in it for the first time. I wasn't too amused by it. The torso is oddly long and fits akwardly. (Maybe its just me). Kept me warm though. I might just have to get more days in with it before it gets comfortable.
I just recently got one of the Ninja Suits as well. I haven't ridden in it yet, but I put it on the other night to go walk the dog in the 20 degree weather and I was roasty toasty. This thing should be great for riding. Oh, and maybe you just need a different size, cause the one I got fits great.
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Patagonia makes some good shit. I find that of all the baselayers I've used in the past the cheapo Paradox baselayer I found in a liquidation outlet is the best (compared to my Sessions, Dakine, and Bakoda). But it's all about layering, and for warmth I make sure I have quality mid-layer fleece.
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Merino wool all the way. Best base layer period. I tend to buy from Icebreaker. I'll use 250 or 320 weight in the winter and 150 in the summer under my leather motorcycle jacket.
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Merino wool all the way. Best base layer period. I tend to buy from Icebreaker. I'll use 250 or 320 weight in the winter and 150 in the summer under my leather motorcycle jacket.

Merino is way $$...Great for sure.
Patagonia works perfectly. 3 years and counting, I use them for climbing too..or just cold days.
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If money is no object then ->

Men's Base Layer, winter outerwear for men, outdoor gear & clothing

All I would ever use, top quality products.

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Men's Base Layer, winter outerwear for men, outdoor gear & clothing

All I would ever use, top quality products.
I've always been curious about 66 North but no dealers anywhere I've been. Really want to see them/try 'em on first.
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I love my evo under armour. By far the warmest most comfortable thing I've worn.
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