The Duofold Men’s First Layer Base Weight Long Sleeve Crew is a go-to base layer for a wide variety of outdoor activities. Comfortable, warm, and breathable, it serves its job as a good against-the-skin garment while remaining affordable, even for the average ski bum.

I first wore the Duofold Men’s First Layer Base Weight Long Sleeve Crew on a chilly day in Jackson Hole, WY. While it was only 20 degrees, the sun was shining and the roads in town were packed with tacky snow. I had several errands to run, and I opted to ride my beater mountain bike into town. I wore the base layer under my regular clothing, threw a coat and gloves on and was off. I stayed warm on the 15-minute bike ride and didn’t overheat when I went inside the stores. As I zoomed from one errand to the next, I took note of how comfortable the shirt stayed throughout the day.

The next time I tried out my top was while skate skiing up Cache Creek, just outside the town of Jackson, WY. The groomed trail is steep for the first mile, and then levels off into the Gros Ventre Mountains. It was an afternoon skate, partly cloudy and about 15 degrees F. My Duofold Men’s First Layer Base Weight Long Sleeve Crew fit my 6’ 1’’ frame with ease; it’s stretchy and has a relaxed-fit that accommodatse the constant body motion involved with the sport. I wear a size large, and was pleased that the shirt remained tucked in and fit correctly in the shoulders and arms.

The Duofold Men’s First Layer Base Weight Long Sleeve Crew also joined me on a three-day back country yurt trip in Idaho. Each day we skied hard, and each afternoon we were thankful to trade our damp base layers for cotton t-shirts. I found that while I did sweat all day, my base layer had wicked away most of the moisture I produced. At night, the shirt dried out easily on a coat hanger above a wood-burning stove and was ready for use the following day. Although the natural odors of the shirt did get progressively worse each day, there were far smellier gear items on our annual “man week” college reunion back country ski trip.

The Duofold Men’s First Layer Base Weight Long Sleeve Crew is available for men in Black in sizes S – XXL and for women in Black, Natural, and Sky in sizes XS – XL.

Bottom Line: A budget-price base layer useful in a wide variety of outdoor activities and adventures.

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