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    For those unfortunate bastards like myself who have to work in the elements, what type of base layer do you use for cold, windy weather? I'm replacing my current mediocre set, which is Magellan (3.0 I think?). Wanting to upgrade to something a little better quality.

    I just ordered a set of these to try out.


     
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    frankinola

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    i like firstlite, with their merino wool for base layer (top, bottom, sock, neck and head), then add your our layer

     

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    i like firstlite, with their merino wool for base layer (top, bottom, sock, neck and head), then add your our layer

    The main thing that concerns me with those, and a lot of other brands actually, is the big elastic waistband. It may be a non issue with the higher quality brands, but I have had issues in the past with stretching in the waistbands. Have you had this issue?
     

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    The main thing that concerns me with those, and a lot of other brands actually, is the big elastic waistband. It may be a non issue with the higher quality brands, but I have had issues in the past with stretching in the waistbands. Have you had this issue?
    So far no issue for the base layer, going into 3rd year with them.
     

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    When I was on Deepwater rigs I got some silk weight stuff from Academy. Found it in the stuff for snow skiing. Worked very well especially if you were moving around a little.
     

    AustinBR

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    Look into Smartwool - it's pricy but very effective, especially for the weight.

    I layer Smartwool with a few Arcteryx products and have found that combination to be quite effective.
     

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