A lot of people only think about the coats, flannels, hats, and gloves required to stay warm in the freezing cold weather. But, if you use the best base layer for cold weather hunting, you can make sure you stay warm and comfortable. We researched a wide range of bottom layer pieces to help you find the best tops, pants, and sets out there. Before we get started, let’s take a quick look at the features you should keep in mind.
Type: Whether you want something to wear under your pants or a shirt with thumbholes to keep the cold air from sneaking up your sleeves, we found some great tops and bottoms. That includes sets of both, too.
Gender: There are a lot of great choices on this list for men and women as well as some unisex options. Men’s base layers tend to be a little longer than women’s, but they all offer effective protection from extreme weather.
Material: There are quite a few choices when it comes to material. Merino wool is one of the most popular because it’s so soft and natural, but there are plenty of cotton and poly blends on our top ten list, too.
Color Options: Color options vary a lot from piece to piece. Most of these products come in standard colors like black, gray, and white. You can find bright colors, too, if you want added visibility or style.
Size Range: There really is something here for everyone. Some of these products are available in extra-small and we found some that go all the way up to 4XL. Now, everyone can be safe and warm outdoors even in cold temperatures.
Machine Washable: A lot of these products are machine washable but a lot of the manufacturer’s recommended hand washing. Hand washing is gentler and will better maintain the integrity of the fabric so it will last longer.
Now that you know a little more about what to look for, let’s get into our base layer reviews. Here’s how it works: we put our top and budget pick right at the top of the list. If you’re in a hurry, that’s the best place to start because it gives you a good idea of the range that’s available. Stick around if you can, we included a lot of variety in this list that you just have to see. Ok, let’s get to it.