Terramar Baselayers Review
Terramar is one of the leaders in baselayer clothing. Their body-sensors line is made from micro polyester, and features the ec2 Qwik-Dri fabric technology. This is an electrostatic process that modifies the fiber to improve it's ability to move moisture. Simply put, the fabric is altered so it doesn't actually have to touch the skin to move moisture.
The Terra-T is a lightweight and made from recycled micro polyester. It has a silker feel than the other baselayers I tested.
The shirt has a relaxed cut and is very easy to move around in. Here I'm working up a sweat chopping firewood.
Terramar Helix Paddle Boarding
The Helix is a one of Terramar's lightweight layers. It's great alone at temperatures between 50 to 75 degrees, and you are active. You can also layer it with a shell for spring skiing. Because it dries quickly, I wasn't afraid to get it wet while paddle boarding.
The Helix is a half zip. As you can see, it has an athletic fit.
Terramar Helix Fabric
Here I'm stretching the fabric so the two-sided micro denier knit construction is seen. The fabric has small air pockets that transfer moisture and improve insulation. It works great if alone if your active on a cool evening, but once the temperature drops below 60 with no sun, you'll need to layer up.
The Geo-Fleece is the Terramar's heaviest baselayer. They have a two styles: a half zip and a full zip. I liked the full zip because I could wear it like a coat. I actually layered it over the Helix as it got cooler.
Geo-Fleece Fabric Close Up
Here you can see the dual surface knitting system. This pattern allows for maximum breathablity and moisture transport. You'll also notice the high quality flatlock stitching on the seams. The fabric is a UPF rating of 50+.
I really like the thumb holes. These are great to keep fingers warm and keep the mosquitoes from biting.