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Warmest baselayer for extreme cold weather 2018??

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Warmest baselayer for extreme cold weather 2018??

So far, Helly Hansen has always been good. Right now the best reviewed is their Helly Hansen HH Lifa 1/2 zip. Also Smartwool Merino 250 but reviews says it's not really durable. Arcteryx is out. I have their warmest baselayer and is still the same one they sell now except they keep raising the price $20/yr. Lame. Anything else I shud look for??
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um, if you layer your layers you'll be sweating in no time.
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Omakase wrote:
Dec 1st, 2018 9:48 am
Check out uniqlo
I have a few of their long sleeve base layers and they don't come close to my Icebreaker base layers, warmth wise. That being said, I haven't tried Uniqlo's heavy duty base layers. I'd recommend giving the thinner ones a miss.
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I have lots but prefer HH merino for sports because it drys quick.

2nd in line for me is patagonia, not as warm, but very durable due to the material.

If your looking for more on the extreme side, I have under armour base 4.0, which is very warm and thick. Not really for sports if you want to be dry. This is awesome for being calm and relax in the extreme cold.
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Omakase wrote:
Dec 1st, 2018 9:48 am
Check out uniqlo
amz155 wrote:
Dec 1st, 2018 9:53 am
I have a few of their long sleeve base layers and they don't come close to my Icebreaker base layers, warmth wise. That being said, I haven't tried Uniqlo's heavy duty base layers. I'd recommend giving the thinner ones a miss.
Uniglo??? *welp*
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I just double up on the merino blend tops and pants from Costco and am toasty warm (and I really feel the cold!) - I got them in medium and large, then I wear fleece pants or shell pants on top if it's rain or wet snow.
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Is 2018 winter extremely cold?
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I like Columbia Omni-Heat the one with the silver lining.
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I got these during Black Friday with zero expectation. They are warm, thin, light, breathable, very stretchy and soft to the touch.

https://shop.lululemon.com/p/mens-ls-to ... olor=35947
https://shop.lululemon.com/p/mens-ls-to ... olor=26677

And these aren't Lululemon's warmest from what I was told. I can't wait to try these two new products as well.

https://shop.lululemon.com/p/mens-ls-to ... olor=26083
https://shop.lululemon.com/p/mens-ls-to ... color=0001
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Yes there are days that are extremely cold and some days are mild. I find that if you dress appropriately for the weather you learn to embrace the Canadian cold more positively vs with the I'm freezing and this weather is making me miserable all the time attitude. Canada's winter extends to more then half a year in most places so it's wise to invest in good outdoor clothing.
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Is 2018 winter extremely cold?
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smartie wrote:
Dec 1st, 2018 7:58 pm
Is 2018 winter extremely cold?
Technically "extreme cold" via outdoor clothing company standards is considered a mere -25C or below. I find -40C or below to be "extreme cold" imo. Anyway I digress. The point of using "extreme cold" is the term outdoor clothing firms use to designate their warmest cold climate wear. So far I havent found anything warmer than Helly Hansen LIFA merino 1/4 or 1/2 zip... except arcteryx which I already have. That one will make you sweat in anything below -15C so I'm looking for material a little lighter and not cost $160+ cad. *welp* Also waiting for next big sale as BF week is over.

Arcteryx - SATORO SV ZIP NECK LS MEN'S
https://arcteryx.com/us/en/shop/mens/sa ... ip-neck-ls
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I will be using my Mountain Warehouse base layers in Antarctica. Won't be AS cold as here but I will out for an extended period of time so I hope it holds up.

I have used them once for skiing, and LOVED them. Warm, not sweaty at all.
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Other equivalents to HH LIFA merino 1/2 or 1/4 zip ($109.99)... from altitude-sports.com.

Gotta wait for the next big sale.

-Rab - Men's Power Stretch Pro Pull-On - Black
$164.99

-Icebreaker - Men's 260 Tech Long Sleeve Half Zip - Midnight Navy
$144.99

-Smartwool - Men's Merino 250 Baselayer Crew - Charcoal Heather
$124.99
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