Smartwool’s Merino top is worth the investment for a base layer that’s just right

Anyone exercising in the cold understands the need to dress in layers, enabling you to shed (or at least unzip) clothing once your body heats up. But the base layers found in the closets of most runners and cyclists are made of ultra-thin technical fabrics and serve double duty as a top in warm weather. They do a good job of wicking away moisture, but not so much when it comes to insulation. Adding a fleece can solve the problem, but it’s usually overkill once you get moving. Instead, start with a base layer that gives you just the right amount of warmth as you leave the house in the morning, …

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