**This thread was edited on Oct 19th 2019 at 8:28:26pm
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FogdartBase layers are either under armour cold gear leggings and top. I do have a pair of leggings from Duluth Trading Post that is 98% merino wool, and 2% spandex. Probably my favorite because super warm, yet soft and thin.
Socks, I've come to liking Darn Tough Vermont products. They're merino wool and they offer various thickness and warmth socks.
SavageBiffAre they they base 3.0 or 4.0? How warm ? Been quite interested in the 4s
patagonialukeI've had the chance to use a lot of different baselayers, and these Trew merino top and bottoms are by far the best I've ever used.
They're extremely odor resistant — I've been able to wear them for two weeks, skiing every day, and still no stink.
But unlike some other merino baselayers, the NuYarn fabric on the Trew baselayers is extremely stretchy, wicks moisture well, and most importantly, they've proven to be extremely durable. I've probably put around 175 days in the top and bottoms, with zero durability issues. That's extremely impressive for a merino piece, as merino's durability is generally its downfall.
On top of that, the top's hood works as an extremely functional face mask / neck gaiter, and the bottoms' 3/4 length work great with ski boots.
They are expensive, but IMO, they're the best baselayers you can buy.
For a cheaper alternative, Patagonia Capilene Midweight is a pretty versatile option.
For socks, Smartwool PhD, FITS, Le Bent, and Wigwam's thin socks are all solid. I love Dissent compression socks, but they're very pricey.