A technologically advanced baselayer.
The Columbia Women's Midweight II Top uses Omni-Wick and Omni-Heat technologies to keep you cozy and warm. Omni-Wick moves moisture away from your skin when you're working up a sweat, and Omni-Heat's thermal reflective lining uses silver dots to reflect your body heat back to you for a surprising amount of warmth. The Midweight II also has an antimicrobial treatment for long-lasting freshness and flatlock seams for reduced chafing.
- Omni-Wick fabrication
- Omni-Heat thermal reflective lining
- Active fit
- Flatlock seams
- Item #COL00AN
- Q & A
Riding in a space blanket
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
I’ll admit I run rather warm, so this year I’ve been on a quest for the perfect base layer. Columbia’s “Omni-Wick and Omni-Heat technologies” peaked my curiosity and I gave it a try. The thermal reflective lining has to be the worst idea ever! I went on a tiny snowboard hike in 20 degree weather; while hiking I felt like I was wrapped in aluminum foil and the moisture was just rubbing around my skin with nowhere to go (gross). As soon as I was back in bounds and on the chair lift the now-wet-aluminum froze and I was wrapped in an ice layer (worse then gross). I didn’t chafe, as promised by the review, but I would not recommend this layer if you plan on sweating or sitting still.