Baselayer Guide

Find the right baselayer for you and your activities.

Refined over nearly four decades and engineered to the highest standards, Craft´s baselayer collection is in a league of it´s own.

We create functional baselayer for all temperatures and all kinds of activities. High-quality baselayer in which the materials and the technical features are designed to efficiently transport moisture (sweat) away from the body, where it either evaporates or is passed on to the next layer for optimal performance and comfort. In order to choose the right baselayer, you must first determine at what temperature and intensity level the garments will be used.

Our baselayers are divided into four categories: Comfort, Intensity, Extreme and Wool.

Cool Comfort is made from a mix of recycled polyester fibers and provides efficient cooling and great comfort during workouts in warm conditions. Bodymapped mesh panels, seamless design and semi-loose fit ensure optimal ventilation and a smooth, comfortable exercise.

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Fuseknit Comfort replaces the highly successful Active Comfort, featuring soft materials and a seamless construction that provide great comfort during most kinds of winter activities. Compared to its predecessor, Fuseknit Comfort is made of a finer fabric and comes with a different design. In addition, the fabric consists of Eco yarn certified according to Oeko-Tex®.

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Warm Comfort is the latest addition to our Comfort baselayer range, which also includes the Cool and Fuseknit collections. The concept builds on the success of Active Comfort (which has now evolved into Fuseknit Comfort) but comes in a thicker, warmer and very soft fabric. Designed for low-intensity workouts in cold conditions.

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Cool Intensity is made of thin, lightweight (80 gsm) and highly functional polyester featuring CoolMax Air, a high-performance fiber with propeller-shaped micro-channel cross-sections that provides excellent moisture management and breathability for superior performance during high-intensity workouts in warm conditions.

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Active Intensity occupies the vacant spot between Extreme and Comfort and provides excellent function during intense activities in mild to cold conditions. Functional fabric in combination with seamless design, bodymapped structures and athletic fit ensure great body-temperature management and comfort. Sports meet fashion.

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Warm Intensity is a soft and functional baselayer designed for intense activities in cold conditions. A 3D-knit design with hollow fibers and bodymapped climate zones keep the body warm where it's needed the most. The contemporary design harmonizes with the collection's active feel and dynamic nature. A great choice for alpine skiing.

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Cool Mesh Superlight combines a channel fiber and a mesh construction with big holes to provide superior ventilation and cooling. This superlight mesh fabric has a structured surface that allows air-channels to form between the skin and the garment, enhancing ventilation even more.

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Active Extreme 2.0 is the next generation of highly functional baselayer that allows athletes to perform optimally in fair and cold conditions. It is made of a double-layer fabric featuring CoolMax Air, a high-performance fiber with propeller-shaped micro-channel cross-sections that provide excellent moisture management and breathability for superior performance and comfort. Developed for devoted athletes.

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Active Extreme 2.0 Windstopper combines the superior body-management and ergonomics of Active Extreme 2.0 with the outstanding wind-protective properties of Gore Windstopper. Featuring Windstopper panels in exposed areas, Active Extreme 2.0 Windstopper provides excellent wind protection, breathability, moisture transport and comfort throughout any workout in fair, cold and windy conditions.

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Merino Lightweight is a thin merino wool-based concept that provides warmth and comfort during low- to medium-intensity activities in cold climates. The fabric’s soft and fine fibers ensure a smooth touch against the skin, making the garments a great choice for alpine skiing, trekking and hunting. Odor-free by nature. Non-mulesing.

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Wool Comfort is a functional crossover collection with a casual feel designed for medium-intensity activities in cold conditions. The fabric consists of 52% polyamide, 43% wool and 5% elastane with the wool on the outside for warmth and the polyamide on the inside for enhanced moisture transport. The garments are soft and comfortable and perfect for stopand-go activities such as alpine skiing, trekking and hunting.

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Nordic Wool is our warmest baselayer and the perfect choice for low-intensity activities in really cold conditions, such as hiking, hunting, ice fishing and cross-country ski touring. Made of a soft and thick double-weave wool blend with air pockets that trap heat, these garments keep you warm and comfortable even when the temperature goes way south. Polyester closest to the skin provides great moisture transport while wool/polyamide (80/20) on the fabric’s outside offers excellent insulation and durability.

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Material

Choose the right material.

There are many different baselayers in several different materials. Maybe you plan to use your baselayer for various purposes such as running and skiing or perhaps some less intense activity. For optimal performance and comfort, it’s important to always choose the right type of baselayer – since a cold or overheated body can turn the most fun activity into a highly uncomfortable experience. In this guide we help you find the right material and baselayer for your specific activity.

SYNTHETIC

For high-intensity activities

A synthetic baselayer is the best choice for high-intensity activities since it ensures that the moisture is efficiently transported away from your skin so that you don’t overheat or get wet and cold. The main purpose is to allow you to work and perform with an optimal body temperature.

In order to achieve an efficient moisture transport, however, it’s not enough to only use synthetic materials. More advanced synthetic baselayer also feature more advanced fiber design, with multiple channels through which moisture is quickly transported from the skin. Remember that you usually get products of higher quality if you spend a little more money.

• The best choice for high-intensity activities

• Provides efficient moisture transport

• Quick-drying

• Retains its shape and fit even when wet

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WOOL

For cold conditions

A wool baselayer has many advantages, but also a few drawbacks. Wool offers high breathability and features hollow fibers, which ensures that the garment keeps you warm even when wet. In addition, wool also has antibacterial, odor-free properties. Wool baselayer are best for activities where you switch between rest and motion as well as for low-intensity activities. At higher intensities, synthetic or a mix of wool and synthetic is recommended – otherwise you may overheat, which inhibits performance.

• The best choice for low- to medium-intensity activities

• Good breathability and temperature management

• Keeps you warm even when wet

• Natural antibacterial, odor-free properties

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Mix

The best of both worlds

Many baselayers are made of a mixture of synthetic fibers and wool. In this blend, the wool ensures great warmth and comfort while the synthetic fibers provide good moisture transport and shape retention.

• The best choice for intense activities in cold conditions

• Good moisture transport

• Great warmth and temperature management

• Great comfort