In any base layer, as temperatures and output rise, breathability and moisture management become more essential. Arc’teryx designs lightweight and comfortable base layer garments that are engineered to keep you cool and dry on the move. Polyester materials such as Torrent™ and Phasic are wonderful solutions that offer odour-resistant, thermal and moisture-controlling properties.
What is the purpose of a base layer?
A base layer works as the layer of clothing closest to your skin which should serve as a consistent protective layer throughout the day and night. Base layers act as a layer of insulation to help you stay warm and dry by absorbing and managing perspiration.
Base layers are perfect to wear when hiking, climbing, trail running, skiing and a range of other outdoor activities.
What are the different types of women’s base layers?
There are base layer solutions for women as both tops and pants. This will keep you warm in any outdoor condition or climate. Base layer pants are wonderful to be worn under hiking or casual pants to provide additional thermal protection in the cool.
Base layers tops come in a variety of styles, to provide for various levels of cool weather. Short-sleeve designs can be worn stand-alone in summer or with a shell jacket or insulated jacket over the top when it's cool. Long-sleeve tops can equally be worn on their own or paired with warmer layers to offer additional protection.
How do you style a women’s base layer?
Base layer tops and pants are designed to be worn as the first layer in any cold-weather ensemble. Rainy days may require an additional layer with a shell jacket, an insulated jacket or a puffer jacket to provide superior protection. Add a sturdy pair of shoes and a pack for long trails or hikes.
Explore our layering guide to discover the perfect way to layer your base layers for any climate or condition.
Arc’teryx base layers have specific maintenance needs that are based on their fabric composition. Check out our product care page for step-by-step instructions on washing windproof materials and the best cleaning agents to use.
Explore the versatile range of women’s base layers to find the perfect clothing and equipment for your next adventure! Shop online today at Arc’teryx New Zealand.