SNOWSHOE MAGAZINE GEAR REVIEW:

A New Baseline for Base Layers

Super.natural’s merino wool blends come to North America this fall 

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super.natural base layers are thermo-regulated; wicking fibers keep moisture and sweat away from your skin.

When a box of super.natural clothing arrived at my doorstep, I knew at first touch that these cozy merino blends were going to become staples in my winter wardrobe. Now, weeks later, I can confidently say these items are my go-to base layers for pretty much everything. I’ve run, hiked, fished, and even slept in this brand, and heading into winter, I will most certainly snowshoe in super.natural apparel.

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Super.natural Base Tights

Specifically, I’ll be sporting the company’s Base Long Sleeve 175 and Base Tight 175 on trails around snowy northern New Mexico. The soft blend of merino wool and synthetics feels good on the skin while also keeping me dry and comfortable while working out. Bonus: Because the fabric wicks away sweat, it holds less odor than other fabrics (and if it does get smelly, I just toss it in the laundry—machine washing and drying are okay).

“Super.natural has set new standards in manufacturing hybrid fabrics that are intelligent in performance and comfort,” says former Polartec president Andy Vecchione, who is helping to lead super.natural’s North American efforts. “The balance of natural merino wool with engineered fibers creates the maximum in comfort, performance and style.”

Super.natural products are not waterproof (at least not yet), so be sure to wear a shell and ski pants (or similar) on top of these base layers if you’re out in the elements for extended periods of time. For apres, the company has a long line of both men’s and women’s lifestyle pieces that will warm you right up (we like the Combustion Cloud Jacket).

Super.natural launched in Europe in 2012 and hits U.S. retailers for the first time this fall. To find one near you, visit us.sn-supernatural.com/dealers.

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