If you are heading to the slopes this New Year, one thing that can easily spoil your enjoyment is the cold. You can tackle this by purchasing good ski base layers. Keeping out the cold is all about layering up. Start off with a high-quality base layer that is designed to be worn close to your skin. This layer should wick away moisture, hug the body and preferably be made with natural materials.
Here are our recommendations for the best women’s ski base layer tops.
Base layers don’t have to be plain and boring. Sweaty Betty has been changing the way we dress in the sporting and leisure industry for the last decade. This baselayer top is available in three other colourful designs and features wick-away fabric in a slim fit which is super-stretchy.
Colours available are turquoise (shown) pink and grey. This material feels slightly thicker due to the knitted fabric than other ski base tops we tested but it moved well underneath jackets. We liked the minimal seams and long sleeves.
This really is a great bargain. Available in black or blue, the material is a polyester mix of acrylic and elastane meaning the top has a stretch to it. It is lightweight and breathable and wicks away moisture quickly.
Available in garnet (shown) or turquoise, this women’s ski base layer top uses a mix of the finest Australian merino wool and Italian wool for the softest fabric possible. It won’t smell after you wear it and it dries quickly. What we like the most is the super long sleeves with thumbholes that keep your hands extra warm.
Designed with every alpine sport in mind, this base top really has some thoughtful details. We like the minimal seams, the thermolite material which is super warm under the harshest conditions and the clever stitching which allows for unconstructed movement.
This long-sleeve base top comes in three colours, pink (shown) black and grey. It is a lightweight top made using merino wool with additional comfort features such as offset shoulder seams, drop tail back and flatlock seams.
Cut to a very close fit, this is a mid-weight stretch fabric made from polyamide and elastane. Available in burgundy (shown) and blue, we like the raised neck and longer sleeves.