Many Icelandic fishermen have survived accidents at sea because they were wearing a wool base layer. It is said that good captains do not allow their crew members to stay on board unless they have a wool base layer with them.
The importance of the base layer should not be underestimated. It is the garment closest to the skin and plays a vital role in maintaining heat on cold winter days - whether you’re in the city or experiencing the extreme weather conditions of the mountains.
66°NORTH uses Merino wool and the high performance Polartec® Power Stretch® Pro fabric in its base layers. Both these fabrics keep you warm and move moisture away from the skin, which is extremely important.