5 Top-Rated Long Underwear Brands
By Renee Gerber
, last updated January 19, 2012
No matter what type of cold weather sports activities you engage in, it is important to keep warm with the best long underwear. These great undergarments are worn beneath your clothing in extremely low, frigid temperatures and work well to keep you toasty warm and comfortable. Whether you are skiing, ice-skating on a pond, sledding or snowboarding, donning long underwear is the best way to keep your body temperature normal and to prevent frostbite and hypothermia. Below, find the 5 top-rated long underwear brands that you should check out if you plan on doing any outdoor exercise activities this winter.
Patagonia Capilene 4 Crew
A great long underwear brand for men is Patagonia, which makes a fantastic long sleeved undershirt in their Capilene 4 crew. This piece is available in color options of gray, black and royal blue and is insulated and made with a great fabric that is both well ventilating and retains your body heat at the same time. It is exceptional to wear under your clothing when you are skiing in the mountain peaks. It is durable, slim and allows you good movement, even when you layer up with not only your shirt and coat but a fleece as well. This long underwear gets high ratings from customers of online store Back Country and is priced at $89.
Terramar Woolskins Long Underwear Bottoms
Made with merino wool, the Terramar woolskins long underwear bottoms for men are a great buy at $42, which is 35 percent off the regular $65 price, and they are available at Sierra Trading Post. These work well to retain your normal body temperature while allowing your skin to breathe at the same time, no matter what winter sports you choose to engage in. They are lightweight and are made with a unique knit design that is easy to care for.
SmartWool Midweight Long Underwear Bottoms
For women, SmartWool midweight long underwear bottoms, which are available at online store REI, are a great choice. They are rated highly by customers and are $80. Available in black, these long underwear bottoms are made with jersey knit merino wool to retain your body temperature while you are out in even the coldest winter weather. They are slim and sleek and also offer good ventilation to your body and feature flat side seams to eliminate bulk.
L.L. Bean Two-Layer Union Suit
A highly rated single long underwear piece for men is available for $55 at L.L. Bean. This Two-Layer Union Suit is made with wool, making it exceptionally warm in the most frigid of temperatures and far better than its cotton competitors. You will feel comfortable in the long underwear all day long. It is available in regular and tall sizes and in color options of red or gray.
Lands' End Thermaskin Heat Turtleneck
Lands' End offers some great quality long underwear for women that are highly rated as well. One of the best is the Thermaskin heat turtleneck, which is made with a special technology that keeps in the heat of your body in even the most freezing temperatures. The fabric is breathable yet retains heat and feels great against your skin. It is super slim and stretchy as well as longer in the back. It comes with a very nice price tag of $29.50.