Essential Winter Base Layers
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The Best Base Layers for Winter Athletes

Olympians know that keeping warm on the slopes, ice, and luge track is as much about performance as it is about comfort. And the best way to keep muscles hot is by making sure the clothing nearest to the skin isn't letting the heat escape. These base layers are not only elements of the kits worn by cold-weather competitors, they are a critical piece of equipment for anyone serious about staying active during the winter months.

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