When it comes to staying warm in the winter, every layer matters. That's why experts recommend starting with Merino wool next to body for immediate comfort, insulation and protection as you build your multi-layer defense against the elements.
Build Your Base With Merino Wool Underwear
Our men's Merino wool boxer briefs are designed for all-day (and in some cases multi-day) wear. Built with our natural and sustainable (m)Force™ Technology, these wool boxers are 50% stronger than brands of comparable weight. Choose from a six inch or nine inch seam option.
"(The Ridge long boxer is an) excellent base layer, used for nordic skiing and winter hiking... very comfortable and legs do not ride-up." - Christopher T.
For women, we offer several options of Merino wool underwear, including our thong, bikini brief and boy short. For lower-impact activity, we also have a super comfortable bralette, now with adjustable straps.
"I purchased a pair of women’s merino boyshorts from Ridge Merino, and they met all of my requirements. I’ve been super impressed with the comfort – not itchy, no binding or riding up in the legs, just the right amount of stretch in the nicely flat waistband, and quick drying. Mostly I don’t notice them at all, which is what you really want from underwear." Karen, Backpacking Light
Merino wool long underwear is crucial for many reasons. First, the fibers (which come from the Merino breed of sheep) act naturally to insulate your body and breathe to regulate your core temperature - keeping you warm and releasing heat when you are exerting energy. Second, the fabric is soft and feels great (and natural!) next to your body. Third, Merino wicks sweat away, so it doesn't rest on your skin. It's also antimicrobial and eliminates odor, so you'll never feel clammy or stinky after a hard workout.
The Aspect Series - our midweight Merino wool base layers - provide a reliable base most days and come in men's, women's and kid's styles. Cut from our nylon-core spun Merino (m)Force Technology, these soft base layers offer industry-leading durability, warmth and breathability.
The women's Aspect base layer top and new high-rise bottom seen here in Basil/Charcoal.
The new men's midweight Aspect base layers, seen here in Navy/Alpine Blue.
The Inversion Series - our 100% Merino wool heavy weight base layers - are designed for colder weather and come in men's and women's options. Great-fitting, sweat-wicking, breathable and odor-resistant, these feel great next-to-skin and will keep you comfortable for hours on end. (Coming soon.)
As you choose the best clothing for skiing and snowboarding, or any winter activity, remember to start with your skivvies to build a strong base for a fun, comfortable time outside - all day long.
Pro Tip: Double up - wear a boxer brief or boy short underneath your base layer bottoms for added comfort in the areas you need it most.
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