It helps to have good base layer bottoms in your wardrobe for staying warm during cold weather workouts. A good pair provides optimal warmth without causing you to overheat (bonus points if it’s temperature-regulating) and shouldn’t feel bulky under gym shorts, jeans or ski pants. They should also be engineered with fabrics that are soft and stretchy. With this in mind, we rounded up some of the best base layer pants for men we could find. Plus, all of our picks are available in a variety of colors to choose from.
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1. Meriwool Base Layer
These base layer thermal leggings are crafted with 100% natural super-fine merino wool for superior coziness.
Pros: Merino wool naturally helps regulate body temperature, wicks away sweat and reduces odors. They’re offered in black, navy, gray and army green.
Cons: The waistband may feel a bit snug.
2. TSLA Base Layer
This style features an abrasion-resistant poly-spandex fabric blend that’s durable and super-stretchy. Body Geometry Fit technology maximizes mobility.
Pros: These are sweat-wicking and contain UPF 50+ sun protection. Dual compression and air mesh panels increase comfort. They come in a wide range of colorways and prints.
Cons: These run somewhat small.
3. DRSKIN Base Layer
These poly-spandex base layer bottoms are made to be lightweight, soft, and abrasion resistant. They’re supposed to block up to 98.8% of UV rays.
Pros: They include Bi-directional air circulation allows for excellent breathability, no matter the climate. These come in over 11 colors and prints, as well as size small to XX-large.
Cons: They may be slightly see-through.