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Baselayers - the foundation layer to the clothing layering system and the most fundamental layer in ensuring that your body temperature remains regulated during activity by wicking moisture away from the body's surface.

Keeps you warm
Adds extra warmth when you need it

A baselayers primary function is to ensure that warmth is retained and your body's core temperature is constantly regulated.

QUIK-WIC Bamboo - Charcoal
Improved Moisture Wicking

Our baselayers are designed to wick moisture away from the body's surface in order to keep you dry and comfortable.

 Max. Performance
Close fit for Maximum Performance

All of our baselayers feature a close fit in order to trap air next to the skin and keep the body insulated.

Dermatec Baselayers
High Performance Baselayers

RETAINS WARMTH USING BODY MAPPING TECHNOLOGY

Derma-Tec is unquestionably the most advanced performance baselayer ever developed. Featuring cutting edge Body Mapping Technology (BMT) for differential insulation and compression benefits for accelerated recovery. This is the baselayer of choice for every high-performance activity.

Dermatec recommended activities

First Ascent Dermatec Base Layers
Body Mapping Technology
Body Mapping Technology

Fabric is created using a differential knit that provides different fabric coverings on specific body areas.

Regulates Body's Temperature
Regulates Body's Temperature

Use of Body Mapping Technology (BMT) allows for better regulation of your body's temperature and provides warmth to areas that need it, and more breathability to areas of the body that tend to overheat.

 Max. Performance
Close fit for Max. Performance

Polypropylene blended with elastane creates a super stretchy fabric for optimum moisture wicking and heat retention.

Super comfortable design
Super comfortable design

Minimal seams reduce the chance of chafing and improve comfort.

First Ascent Polypropylene Baselayers
High Performance Baselayers

RETAINS WARMTH AND WICKS MOISTURE

Whether you’re a mountaineer or sports enthusiast, Polypropylene is the definitive choice when quick drying thermal retention is at stake. Also incorporating Bamboo Charcoal for odour combating benefits.

Polypropylene Base Layer recommended activities

First Ascent Polypropylene Base Layers
Maximum Moisture Wicking
Maximum moisture wicking

Polypropylene does not absorb moisture due to the closed cell structure of the Polypropylene yarn, keeping you dry, fresh and odour free

Comfortable Close Fit
Comfortable Close Fit

Bamboo has a silky and natural feel next to the skin. Making for a more comfortable tight-fitted garment.

Keeps you warm
Keeps you warm, even when wet

Polypropylene features excellent body heat retention due to its low conductive properties.

First Ascent Bamboo Baselayers
Mod Performance Baselayers

RETAINS WARMTH AND CONTROLS ODOUR

Feel exceptionally comfortable in this versatile blend of Polyester and natural Bamboo that provides excellent insulation and body temperature regulation.

Bamboo recommended activities

First Ascent Bamboo Base Layers
EXCEPTIONAL COMFORT
Soft and Comfortable

Bamboo has a silky and natural feel next to the skin that allows for a more comfortable garment.

QUIK-WIC Bamboo - Charcoal
Improved Moisture Wicking

Bamboo aids in moving moisture away from your skin to the outside of the garment. This keeps your skin dryer and reduces odors due to its anti-bacterial properties.

Extra UV Protection
Extra UV Protection

Carbonised bamboo absorbs excess UV rays before it makes contact with your skin.

Natural Bamboo Fibers
Natural Origin

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world and the bamboo fibres in this garment are of natural origin.

First Ascent Viloft Baselayers
Mod Performance Baselayers

RETAINS WARMTH AND REGULATES BODY TEMPERATURE

Our VILOFT baselayer range is made from a unique blend of Polyester and VILOFT with Spandex, producing a baselayer which is light and soft, making it a great next to skin garment.

Viloft recommended activities

First Ascent Viloft Base Layers
EXCEPTIONAL COMFORT
Moisture Wicking Properties provides Exceptional Comfort

Viloft transports moisture away from the body and it's anti-microbial action inhibits the growth of bacteria.

WARM & LIGHT AS A FEATHER
Warm and Light

Viloft's flat fibre cross-section gives it excellent thermal insulation properties. The modified cross-section creates air chambers in the fabric that acts as a buffer against the cold.

SUPERIOR THERMAL PERFORMANCE
Superior Thermal Performance

Vilof fabrics have up to 30% higher thermal insulation than cotton fabrics. Just a small percentage of Viloft is enough to make a significant difference in textile warmth.