Spyder Elevation Base Layer
Spyder Elevation Base Layer
Spyder Elevation base layers work overtime to keep you warm on the slopes and comfy in the lodge.
Constructed from a blend of stretch jersey wool and Avra synthetic performance yarn, the aptly named Spyder Elevation baselayers elevates what you expect from performance base layers.
I consider the Elevation baselayer top (MSRP $119) and pant (MSRP $99) my “heavier midweight” base layers for use on the coldest days skiing on the mountain. They keep me warm, don’t bunch up, and don’t irritate my skin.
Also, I get cold more easily than most.
In the past, “midweight” base layers were still too thin for me, but wearing heavyweight baselayers understandably made me overheat. For comfort, I’m somewhere in between midweight and heavyweight baselayer categories. Fortunately, Spyder’s Elevation baselayers solve my “inbetween” dilemma.
On warmer days, I wear them sans outer layer for snowshoeing and nordic skiing. They manage moisture well, while simultaneously offering a bit of welcome cooling. Additionally, the zipper is great for preventing overheating during grueling workouts.
While the Elevation base layers performed their key function (keeping me warm on a cold day skiing), I would have liked for them to be a bit more stretchy. My movement wasn’t restricted, but sometimes (especially nordic skiing), a bit more stretch would have been nice.
Spyder’s Elevation base layers score 100 percent on style. Unlike heavy base layers that I’ve worn in the past, they are not shapeless and boring. Quite the opposite.
Spyder Elevation base layers flatter and accentuate all the right places.
They feature strategically placed panels and contrast flatlock stitching, and the top includes a reverse coil zipper at half center front. In essence, they look both sleek and sporty; something that I’d picture Mikaela Shiffrin wearing (my partner agreed- they made me look amazing).
Can baselayers epitomize a lifestyle? In this case, yes.
Sporty and stylish, Colorado-based Spyder’s Elevation base layer represents the brand’s history and reflects its character on and off the slopes.
Dr. Of Stoke
Freelance writer, bicyclist, outdoor recreation enthusiast, social justice advocate, and mom to her furbaby, Utah the Adventure Dog.
A Colorado native, Kate considers the outdoors her mother ship. She brings her passion for bicycling, the environment, and issues of diversity to her writing. Her primary outdoor recreation activities are mountain biking, fat biking, snowshoeing, camping, peak bagging Colorado’s 14ers, road cycling, and Nordic skiing. After suffering two major knee injuries within four years, Kate hopes to return to alpine skiing next season.
Kate earned a bachelor’s degree in History from Colorado State University and later an MSEd and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Purdue University. In addition to her education, Kate’s background serving on the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee and experience working for non-profits and bicycle sales well position her to bring depth and understanding to the complex changes currently taking place in the outdoor recreation industry.
We also heard she has a (slight) obsession for blue heelers.