The best base layers for skiing
Whilst our short-sleeve t-shirts are being snapped up for winter sun holidays (we’re not jealous – much!), our long-sleeve versions are swiftly becoming the ‘skiing staple’ amongst style savvy slope-goers as the best base layers for skiing. the flattering fit adds warmth without bulk, while the our Alpine customers report that they offer the perfect balance of ‘style and practicality’ – as once they have stripped off their ski jacket and mid layers, they’re left with a flattering top – rather than a practical yet skin-tight base layer.
Here are some other top women’s ski brands we love to layer up over our long-sleeve tees:
The best ‘warmth for weight’ vest we’ve found is from Patagonia – it’s ultra-lightweight, water-resistant, offering down-like warmth with PlumaFill synthetic insulation (sustainable and suitable for vegans, too). Don’t be put off by the ‘synthetic’ element – it offers the warmth, packability and feel of down but with the warm-when-wet performance of synthetic insulation. Double-win.
We love the retro ‘Bond Girl’ vibes of this teal all-in-one from Sweaty Betty – it’s been designed with the elements in mind – it’s windproof, water repellent, breathable with a soft-brushed backing to regulate body temperature. We love the practicality of having one outer layer, rather than separates, too.
These Serafijni moon boots from independent boutique, My Fashion Tribu saw us through the UK winter white-out last year and we’ll be packing them this ski season, too. The cosy cuff and waterproof suede and rubber outer are ideal for keeping you cosy when off the slopes and when back on home turf they’re fab paired with skirts, dresses and jeans all-winter long.
130 year old French sports brand, Bollé is as old as the hills (or mountains, if you will). Skiwear specialists, we love their helmets and goggles – especially the Juliet with in-built visor. Sleek and super high-tech with amazing comfort and fit.