Ratings Overview - Long Underwear

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SmartWool NTS Mid 250 Zip T

 SmartWool Merino 250 Base Layer
The SmartWool Merino 250 Base Layer returns this year as a back-to-back champion in our latest review of base layers. In over a year of searching, we still haven't found a product that quite stacks...  read more >
$100

Editors' Choice Award
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79
Warmth - 8 of 10
8
Breathability - 7 of 10
7
Comfort and Fit - 10 of 10
10
Drying Speed - 6 of 10
6
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Layering Ability - 9 of 10
9
Arc'teryx Rho AR Zip Neck

 Arc'teryx Rho AR
We had high expectations for the Arc'teryx Rho AR, partially because of past experiences with this manufacturer, and partially because it's astronomical price tag must equate to incredible...  read more >
$145

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74
Warmth - 9 of 10
9
Breathability - 5 of 10
5
Comfort and Fit - 9 of 10
9
Drying Speed - 4 of 10
4
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Layering Ability - 10 of 10
10
Rab Merino+ 160

 Rab Merino+ 160
We were psyched to try out the Rab Merino+ 160. The blend of merino wool and polyester, combined with a slick look and lightweight, is what caught our initial attention. Putting this base layer on...  read more >
$110

Top Pick Award
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73
Warmth - 5 of 10
5
Breathability - 8 of 10
8
Comfort and Fit - 9 of 10
9
Drying Speed - 9 of 10
9
Durability - 5 of 10
5
Layering Ability - 8 of 10
8
REI Merino Midweight

 REI Merino Midweight
Initially, the REI Merino Midweight didn't stand out as a product of much intrigue. It just looks like a simple base layer, without extra features or any real style. However, as the testing period...  read more >
$90

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Warmth - 7 of 10
7
Breathability - 8 of 10
8
Comfort and Fit - 7 of 10
7
Drying Speed - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 6 of 10
6
Layering Ability - 7 of 10
7
The North Face Warm

 The North Face Warm
We had to shell out more than a few pretty pennies for a lot of the long underwear tops we purchased for this review. With so many base layers costing $90 and up, we were skeptical at first of the...  read more >
$60

Best Buy Award
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70
Warmth - 6 of 10
6
Breathability - 7 of 10
7
Comfort and Fit - 8 of 10
8
Drying Speed - 6 of 10
6
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Layering Ability - 7 of 10
7

 Helly Hansen Lifa Stripe Crew
If you're looking for a basic base layer top for moderate to high-level activity in cold weather, the Helly Hansen Lifa Stripe Crew is an ideal option. The lightweight, synthetic material is thin...  read more >
$40

Best Buy Award
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69
Warmth - 3 of 10
3
Breathability - 9 of 10
9
Comfort and Fit - 7 of 10
7
Drying Speed - 10 of 10
10
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Layering Ability - 5 of 10
5
Icebreaker Oasis

 Icebreaker Oasis
The Icebreaker Oasis re-entered the competition in our latest Men's Long Underwear Review. We couldn't resist getting our skin wrapped up in this comfortable merino wool fabric once more. On top of...  read more >
$90

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Warmth - 6 of 10
6
Breathability - 8 of 10
8
Comfort and Fit - 7 of 10
7
Drying Speed - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 6 of 10
6
Layering Ability - 5 of 10
5
Patagonia Men's Capilene® Midweight Crew

 Patagonia Capilene Midweight
The evolution of the Capilene long underwear line at Patagonia has a long history. The persistent development and design tweaking have lead to a devoted following among outdoor enthusiasts and...  read more >
$59

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66
Warmth - 4 of 10
4
Breathability - 8 of 10
8
Comfort and Fit - 5 of 10
5
Drying Speed - 9 of 10
9
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Layering Ability - 6 of 10
6
tasc Base Layer

 tasc Base Layer
This was the first product from tasc that we have ever tested here at OutdoorGearLab. On paper, we were drawn in by its distinctive blend of viscose from bamboo, merino wool, and lycra. On our...  read more >
$90

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Warmth - 7 of 10
7
Breathability - 8 of 10
8
Comfort and Fit - 8 of 10
8
Drying Speed - 5 of 10
5
Durability - 3 of 10
3
Layering Ability - 7 of 10
7
Minus 33 Isolation Midweight Wool 1/4 Zip

 Minus33 Isolation Midweight Wool
A price tag of $76 is indeed expensive for a shirt, but as far as merino wool products go, that's cheap. The price is what initially drew us in to the Minus33 Isolation, with hopes of scoring the...  read more >
$76

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61
Warmth - 7 of 10
7
Breathability - 6 of 10
6
Comfort and Fit - 6 of 10
6
Drying Speed - 5 of 10
5
Durability - 6 of 10
6
Layering Ability - 6 of 10
6
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Under Armour Base 4.0

 Under Armour Base 4.0
Under Armour is considered by more than a few in the athletic world to be at the precipice of high-performance clothing. We have often been fond of this company's ability to make solid work-out...  read more >
$85

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58
Warmth - 4 of 10
4
Breathability - 9 of 10
9
Comfort and Fit - 4 of 10
4
Drying Speed - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Layering Ability - 3 of 10
3
Mountain Hardwear Microchill 2.0

 Mountain Hardwear Microchill 2.0
The Mountain Hardwear Microchill 2.0 base layer is unique in its fabric; it was the only micro fleece product among our pool of competitors. In turn, this product was very durable and quite warm...  read more >
$55

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57
Warmth - 8 of 10
8
Breathability - 3 of 10
3
Comfort and Fit - 5 of 10
5
Drying Speed - 4 of 10
4
Durability - 9 of 10
9
Layering Ability - 5 of 10
5
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