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Best Piece of Base Layer I Have

I made the switch to merino wool base layers last year, and I'll never go back to synthetics. I use this top for everything from skiing (with only a shell on top) to bicycling (under a short-sleeve cycling jersey) to climbing (with and without a shell). I don't notice that it wicks any better than synthetics because, with me, I sweat so much, I overwhelm the wicking capabilities of any garment. The difference, though, is that I can stay warm with just the base layer on, even when I'm drenched in sweat. And the thumb loopholes help with sliding on additional layers over the top, as well as providing additional coverage on the back of your hand. All this with no Capilene funk!!