Fall is probably my favorite time to be outside. The humidity drops, there are fewer bugs, and of course, the leaves start to change. It’s a great time to camp as well, and while your afternoons can still be warm, you’re often dealing with temps in the forties in the evening and early morning.
I personally love cold weather. Let me rephrase that – I love being prepared for cold weather so I can thoroughly enjoy it, and you can’t go wrong with a well made merino wool base layer. Here are a few great ones to choose from.
The Minus33 Kancamugus is 100% 18.5 micron merino wool with flat lock seams to prevent chaffing. It’s affordable and is made to last. It’s named after a fearless ruler called Kancamugus, and will certainly lessen your fear of the cold if you pick up a pair.
Smartwool NTS Mid 250
You’ve probably heard of Smartwool, and for good reason. They make some of the best merino wool products on the market. The NTS Mid 250 base layer is the warmest one they have, and will do the trick when you crawl out of your tent on that frosty fall morning. It’s 100% merino wool and is form fit.
Icebreaker Pursuit Leggings
You might not be familiar with Icebreaker, but they were founded the same year as Smartwool – 1994. They have a great product line, and we love the Icebreaker Pursuit Leggings. They’re 97% merino wool and 3% lycra to give a nice form fit. This allows your outer layer to move around on it’s own for a nice comfortable fit.