RMI and Whittaker Mountaineering Gear Guides Kilimanjaro Climb and Safari Gear Guide - Page 13

Baselayer (Layer 1) Long-sleeve wool or synthetic top. Quarter zip styles will allow for better temperature regulation. We recommend light colors, which best reflect the intense sun on hot days.

What Works This is the first layer of your system. A baselayer top with long sleeves will keep you protected from the sun and provide warmth when the temperatures drop. When things heat up, you can always roll your sleeves up for extra ventilation. This top should be a quick-drying, fast-wicking, light-colored, non-cotton, and comfortable.

VIDEO: Baselayers explained with Melissa Arnot and Peter Whittaker

VIDEO: Baselayers as outerwear

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Tropic Comfort Hoody II

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NTS Light 195 Zip

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Capilene® 3 Midweight Zip Neck

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NTS Light 195 Zip

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Capilene® 3 Midweight

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