Updated October 19, 2018 by Steven John

The 10 Best Men's Active Base Layers

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in October of 2016. Everyone knows that the best way to stay warm in winter is by layering. However, if you plan on being out in the cold while exercising, skiing or otherwise exerting yourself, active base layers are much more effective at retaining heat whilst wicking moisture than a regular T-shirt or sweatshirt. Their materials also provide superior mobility, so you won't be limited in your athletic endeavors. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best men's active base layer on Amazon.

10. Polarmax Men's Double Base

9. Lapasa Thermal Bottoms

8. Tesla Blank Men's Set

7. Meriwool Merino Bottoms

6. Under Armour Base 2.0

5. Woolx Heavyweight

4. Tasc Performance Beaver Falls

3. Minus33 Midweight Merino Kancamagus

2. Icebreaker Men's Oasis

1. WoolX Glacier

Editor's Notes

October 17, 2018:

Included some premium options that have taken the market by storm—namely, the Woolx Glacier top and heavyweight bottoms. While there are still plenty of inexpensive and effective models on our list, the new options help provide a larger range, from a single-digit dollar-cost all the way into the $100+ range.


Steven John
Last updated on October 19, 2018 by Steven John

When not writing or spending time with his family, Steven tries to squeeze in some mountain climbing. In addition to writing for several websites and journals, Steven has published multiple novels.


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