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3 Reasons to Invest in a Solid Baselayer

thermal base layers

If there’s one thing that’s consistent about Irish weather, it’s its complete inconsistency. And as we gear up to step out into the unknown, we’re often layering up in order to adapt at the drop of a hat. But does our layering really matter all that much? Enter: baselayers.

As the first layer, this one’s crucial. Consider it your undershirt. Your bosom buddy. Your second skin. And as your second skin, comfort is key. But what’s the story with baselayers, anyway?

Below, we’ve three reasons why you should invest in a solid baselayer.

  1. Stay dry

To put it simply: Base layers keep warmth in and sweat out. There’s nothing worse than sitting in wet, sweaty clothes, especially when it’s cold out. That’s where baselayers come into play. Take the Helly Hansen Lifa baselayer, for example. These guys are hydrophobic, meaning they don’t hold on to moisture, helping you dry out quicker on wetter (or sweatier) days.

  1. Keep warm

Because baselayers work hard to wick away sweat, they’re also working to keep you warm. So the Helly Hansen Lifa Merino blend? Yeah, those powerful wicking properties are going to keep you dry and toasty no matter how hard you’re working on the mountain.

  1. Enjoy versatile comfort

No matter where your adventures take you, you definitely don’t want to be weighed down by clunky gear. Icebreaker has a range of weights from lightweight 150 blends to heavier 260 blends to keep you covered no matter what the temperature or activity. Then there’s the multifunctional Odlo performance range, which provides the ultimate in stretch and comfort from skiing to climbing to running.


Many baselayers are made from merino wool, a naturally odour-resistant and anti-bacterial material that keeps you feeling fresher longer.

So, how about those baselayers? We’ve plenty to choose from online and in-store. Pop in to see us on George’s Street and let our team of experts find the perfect baselayer for you.


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