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Best Bang for the Buck in Base Layers?

Exhumis

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I get really cold and didnt know if if the furst lite would keep me warm. I wear artic sheild h3 in bibs and coat. Idk, unsure of this layering method
Base layers have two purposes, the primary to wick sweat away from your skin and keep you dry, the other providing a measure of warmth. Sometimes two thin layers can keep you warmer due to sandwiching air between the layers, but typically you'll be better off going with an insulating second layer over your base layers.
Were it me I'd put the first lite next to my skin so it could wick sweat and keep me dry as I sweat like a mofo walking to my tree. As in, I'd be wearing my base layer and the bibs, nothing else and humping my outer layers on my pack. I used to wear UA and other synthetics and I was a drippy mess in the stand and would wind up in zipping everything and shedding clothes to cool off. Then I'd get chilled and have to pile back on. If you can can you throw the UA on over the first lite?
 

Marfis39

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Base layers have two purposes, the primary to wick sweat away from your skin and keep you dry, the other providing a measure of warmth. Sometimes two thin layers can keep you warmer due to sandwiching air between the layers, but typically you'll be better off going with an insulating second layer over your base layers.
Were it me I'd put the first lite next to my skin so it could wick sweat and keep me dry as I sweat like a mofo walking to my tree. As in, I'd be wearing my base layer and the bibs, nothing else and humping my outer layers on my pack. I used to wear UA and other synthetics and I was a drippy mess in the stand and would wind up in zipping everything and shedding clothes to cool off. Then I'd get chilled and have to pile back on. If you can can you throw the UA on over the first lite?
Thats what I was wondering. I've only been wearing ua base 1 and bibs and smartwool socks. After i get in stand I'm drenched in sweat. I unzip bibs to cool off then i get cold and bundle up. I will give this a try and see how it works
 

DaWiz9578

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Just get a set of mid weight and set of heavy weight polyester base layers from cabelas, should cover you for most of the season. Total cost $80. Just got me through 4 degree windy sit yesterday. Couldnt believe the difference taking time to get in, stopped a couple times on the way in, not getting sweaty, stayed open one on stand and buttoned up once I got a chill.

I was getting ready to buy a new pair of heavy duty boots ($200-250) tried heat insoles (junk). Read if your extremities get cold it's a core problem, not necessarily your hands or feet.

$80, give it a shot. Im sold. If not, you can wear it under your expensive stuff when you buy it.

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tmattson

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KUIU has a 50% off sale (fine print up to), but I went to their site and did not see a whole lot of stuff at 50% off.
Read some time back First Lite has a really big sale at the end of November, hoping and keeping an eye open.
Should have some Merino mid weight pants here today from Pnuma I got for 25% off, I am right in between medium and large so went with medium, thought being I will go over that with a large heavier weight Merino (First Lite Furnace). For top, just going with one light weight in medium and the Pnuma heated vest over that.
 

IkemanTX

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Amazon has some “interesting” options....



I got some basic black base layers from Target that are the bees knees.
I think they were $21 a top and $21 a bottom originally... cheaper on sale.
 

CZMark

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Amazon has some “interesting” options....



I got some basic black base layers from Target that are the bees knees.
I think they were $21 a top and $21 a bottom originally... cheaper on sale.
Okay, I literally laughed out loud when I saw that. Thanks
 

IkemanTX

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Amazon has some “interesting” options....



I got some basic black base layers from Target that are the bees knees.
I think they were $21 a top and $21 a bottom originally... cheaper on sale.
I’m surprised @Blinginpse hasn’t showed up yet with this picture
 
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