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ZYDECORICH

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I need to get a new set of I guess midweight base layers. Any new ones out there I should know about or that anyone could reccomend. I have a pair of the heavyweight fleece type but those are a pain in the butt, don't flex well at all. Any reccomendations welcome. Thanks!
 
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Ibex makes a couple of good mid-weight hoodies including the Indie and the Nomad. I got the Nomad for Christmas and have been wearing it more than my wife thinks is acceptable.

Also, check out First Ascent's Circuit with their new Cocona material. I can't give any review as I haven't tried, but their claims are intriguing. I'm interested to hear if anyone else has tried out their new baselayers. With FA it is best to wait for a sale as they come along all the time.
 

Hawkshot99

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I personally wear Under Armiur and like it alot. I wore it even before I got good deals on it.
My recomendatikn is to get 3/4 length pants. I never stick my long underwear pants in my boots. Way to tight and the seams can cause pressure points. Unfortunetly UA stopped making the 3/4's so I need to find a new brand...

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wa-loaf

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I grab the Stoic merino stuff whenever it pops up on Steep and Cheap (esp 3/4 bottoms). That and some Patagonia capeline tops work pretty good.
 

gmcunni

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i buy the stuff at tj maxxx on sale.

i do want to find some reasonably priced 3/4 pants tho
 

drjeff

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Either Under Armor Cold gear (tops and tights) or CWX insulator 3/4 tights for me. I'm wearing the CWX's more and more as I like the extra support they give. I wasn't convinced that they'd make a difference, but after my wife bought me a pair as a gift (she's been a fan of their Stabil-x and Insulator tights for a few years now for both running and skiing, I'm a believer - worth the $$, especially if you do some cold weather running and/or cycling
 

vinnyv11

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Marmot all the way. Much warmer than my under armour. I found a great price on North Face base layers at EMS if you hurry.
 

BenedictGomez

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I'm a bit unconventional as I dont use ski (or even winter) stuff for my base layers.

For base bottoms - Jockey polyester pants
For base top - Under Armour Loose Gear long-sleeve shirts

Both keep me perfectly warm
 

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I have the EMS Techwick version in the mid weights, they are usually around $65 a piece but I got them at the end of season
for $60 for the pair. Love them, will be getting another pair at the end of this season to have back up !
 

ZYDECORICH

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I have the EMS Techwick version in the mid weights, they are usually around $65 a piece but I got them at the end of season
for $60 for the pair. Love them, will be getting another pair at the end of this season to have back up !

Someone else mentioned these, I'll look for them after the season. Thanks!
 

timm

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I don't know about how the mid-weight is but I have the Eddie Bauer First Ascent base layer in expedition weight and I love them. I also really like Patagucci Capilene. Both are often on sale at deep discounts.
 
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