More information on Base Layers:
Sailing provides a unique set of challenges when it comes to moisture management -- short bursts of movement in a sometimes wet environment -- making it is important to choose your base layers carefully, especially when layering for the cold. Avoid cotton clothing, when possible, as it retains moisture instead of moving it.
Base Layers are available in a range of weights to accommodate almost any climate. Ultra-Lightweight Base Layers provide dry, cool comfort and can be used on their own when the temperatures rise while Heavyweight Base Layers keep you dry and warm when the temps bottom out. You will find thermal long johns, base layer tops, heavyweight long underwear and thermal tops all to suit a variety sailing weather needs.
APS offers base layers in men’s and women’s styles to accommodate every sailor. We carry only the best sailing apparel brands to ensure you purchase clothing that works as hard as you do.
Musto Base Layers:
When warmth is a priority, you can’t go wrong with the Musto Extreme Base Layer pieces. Available in a turtleneck and trousers, these 100% fleece base layers are water resistant and moisture wicking to keep you comfortable from the inside out.
Gill Base Layers:
For a base layer that works great layered or as a stand-alone piece, check out the Gill UV Tec Shirt in both men’s and women’s styles. This lightweight technical fabric is perfect for those in-between months when the weather is changing.
Henri Lloyd Base Layers:
Henri Lloyd knows how to keep you comfortable on the water. The Elite Therm Crew shirt and tights base layer combination is ideal for those cooler distance races. With antimicrobial technology and UV protection these thermal base layer pieces are ready for anything.
Patagonia Base Layers:
Patagonia’s Capilene system is unparalleled. With options from t-shirts to zip ups, there is something for every climate you might face on the water. Whether it's a hot day and you’re trying to block the sun or a cool day when you want to regulate your inner temperature, Capilene base layers are a great place to start. - Available in men’s and women’s options.
Zhik Base Layers:
Zhik is a pro when it comes to making gear that works together. Their base layers are great because they integrate well with all of their wet wear system. For a great warm baselayer in sizes for both men and women, check out the Hydrophobic Fleece Top. A super stretchy water repellent spandex fleece that will keep you warm when it’s cool out! The quarter zip is great for extra breathability when you’re looking to regulate your temperature.
Need some help on how to layer clothes? Check out the APS blog for more tips, tricks and reviews: