Review of Polarmax Tech Base Layers for the Whole Family

For families looking for a base layer solution for winter snow play and ski season, Polarmax has them covered…literally. I love Polarmax for their variety and price: parents can choose from several levels of warmth, and all base layers are affordable. With kids outgrowing their ski clothes every year, affordable is a must!

For everyday ski wear and snow play, try Polarmax Youth Base Layer Basics:

The youth crew and youth pant are simple yet sturdy: we’ve passed ours down to several kids over the seasons, and they’ve held up. Made of Perma-Wick Performance fabric, this set is easy to get on and off, lightweight so as not to be uncomfortable under thick ski pants and jacket, and yet holds warmth in while wicking away sweat.

For mom and dad, try Polarmax Tech 4:

The  Polarmax Tech 4 (in the Warmest category) includes a fleece liner that really sets it apart in terms of warmth and comfort. Still thin enough to fit comfortably under waterproof ski pants and a thicker fleece or jacket, the Comp 4 base layer has you totally covered (and toasty warm). The Comp 4 line is athletic-looking, and the women’s style is fitted. In addition to taking it skiing, I’ve worn mine on early morning runs.

Polarmax has outfitted our entire family for a few seasons now, and we see no reason to switch to more expensive brands. The elastic waistbands on all styles are kid-friendly, and there are sportier variations for tweens and teens. Ski socks fit easily over or under them, and they make for cozy loungewear in the lodge or on long car rides home from the slopes. For a while, our seven-year-old was sleeping in his Polarmax!


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updated: October 08 2012 by pitstopsforkids

About the author

Amy Whitley is a travel writer and founder of family travel website Pit Stops for Kids, the mom of three boys, and an outdoor adventure writer for OutdoorsNW Magazine.

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