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When it comes to being outdoors, there are certain precautions to take. Whether you are in a dessert climate on a mission, a snowy mountain for extreme sports, or simply out camping, the use of a tactical base layer has many benefits. For starters, tactical base layers of clothing will pull perspiration away from your body to keep you dry and comfortable. They can also help regulate your body temperature in extreme heat or cold weather. Whether looking for an option to keep you warm or cool, we have the options you need to make your next mission or adventure more comfortable.

We offer the top brands in the industry for tactical base layers. Choose from industry staples such as Under Armour, Helly Hansen, Arc'teryx LEAF, Sitka, XGO, and more for performance and quality you can count on when you need it most. When it comes to a tactical base layer, the material is the most important element. While cotton may be comfortable for lounging around, you definitely want synthetic fabrics for this aspect of your clothing. We offer a range of options made from lightweight synthetic blended materials designed to keep you dry. Choose from a complete range of needs including shirts with long and short sleeves, bottoms in various lengths, hoodies with a zippered front, and more. We even offer hard to find items in these moisture-wicking materials such as neck covers, hooded headwear, sports bras, and more. Every option we offer has been made to meet your high standards and unique needs in mind with features such as moisture-wicking properties to keep you dry, antimicrobial elements to help with odor, soft fabric to avoid chafing, merino wool for a tough, yet lightweight option for any season, and more. From options designed to stay secure to the body to more loosely fitted options for both men and women, find the right choice for your next mission or adventure. We offer both lightweight options for hot conditions and mid weight for colder locations. With attention to detail and a focus on exceptional performance, these tactical layers are a smart solution.

At Tactical Distributors, we are honored to supply you with your tactical gear and clothing. We would be happy to answer any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are tactical base layers?

Tactical base layers are clothing garments specially designed to pull moisture away from the body, keeping you dry and comfortable in both hot and cold climates. Many tactical base layers aside from being moisture-wicking, come with antimicrobial elements to fight odor, soft fabric that fights chafing, and various wools that are lightweight yet tough.

Why are base layers necessary?

Whether you are an athlete, an extreme sports enthusiast, hiker, mountaineer, LEO, or military having a base layer is crucial to regulate swings in body temperature. When active, your body produces heat and perspiration. If it cannot wick away that moisture, using evaporation to cool down you are in danger of overheating.

On the other hand, if you are in a harshly cold environment, sweating while being blasted by chill winds can cause your body temperature to steeply drop which can further lead to life-threatening issues such as hypothermia and frostbite.

How do you choose the right base layers?

Choosing base layers relies on several factors: the environment you will be in, the activities you will engage in, the weather, and of course, personal preference.

First, consider what material you want. Fabric is important and regardless if you go synthetic or natural, you need that material to wick (move moisture away from your skin) well.

Second, you need to know how much weight you are comfortable with. Lightweight, midweight, or heavyweight. If you are carrying your supplies, how much they weigh will be important.

Third, your base layer needs to fit you very well without constricting. A base layer must lay against your skin to pick up moisture. It should be snug, but not uncomfortable.

Lightweight: Thin fabric, wicks faster and dries faster. An excellent choice for outdoor athletes that prefer a light layer and good in warmer weather. Mountain climbing, hiking, summer camping for example.

Midweight: These layers provide both insulation and wicking. These may be best worn during spring and fall.

Heavyweight: These are designed for cold conditions no matter how leisurely or intense your activity may be and are to protect from hypothermia and chills.