L.L. Bean Polartec Power Dry Quarter-Zip Lightweight Base Layer

A warm outfit begins with a good-quality base layer. Our testers picked these six out as their favorites.

L.L. Bean Polartec Power Dry Quarter-Zip Lightweight

Despite costing less than a fancy T-shirt, this lightweight base layer has as its main ingredient Polartec’s classic Power Dry, one of the best wicking fabrics around. The only downside: for a next-to-skin layer, the cut is a bit boxy.

TAGS: FAST-WICKING, NO FRILLS

Brand: L.L. Bean $30
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