Spring Forward into Cotopaxi Liso Base Layers

The need for cozy baselayers doesn’t go away once we change our clocks and make the jump to springtime. Cool temperatures continue, whether you’re at home or out in the world, so why not be prepared for them?


My recent additions to my baselayer collection (and let’s be honest, sometimes I just wear them around the house, because pandemic) are the Cotopaxi Liso Baselayer Pant and Top.


These technical pieces are optimal for cool-weather layering, and the sustainably minded, recycled polyester fabric (combined with stretchy spandex) is moisture wicking and dries quickly so you can stay comfortable on adventurous pursuits. The exterior features a flat face, which makes layering easier, and a brushed interior that’s soft and cozy against your skin.


Polygiene odor-control technology is embedded in the Liso Baselayer fabric, so you can wear the pieces longer and wash them less. When you do wash them, toss them into the washing machine on cold, and tumble dry on low. Or, when you have limited access to the machines, just wash the top and pant in your hotel sink and hang overnight to dry.


The top’s raglan sleeves don’t hold you back when you need a wide range of motion for your activities, and the thumb-hold cuffs make it easier to keep your sleeves in place when you layer (and also help keep your wrists warm).


The Liso Baselayers are produced at a well-respected activewear manufacturer in Cambodia that’s well known for its sustainability and energy efficiency.


The women’s Liso Baselayer Pant comes in port and maritime, and lists for $60 on the Cotopaxi site. The women’s Liso Baselayer Top comes in the same colors, and lists for $65 on the Cotopaxi site. Men’s versions are available in marine and blue jay for the pant and top for the same prices.


Jill Robinson is a freelance writer who lives in a small California beach town near the big wave surf spot, Mavericks. She divides her time between writing about travel, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Her articles have been featured in the AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Catch up with her adventures on www.dangerjillrobinson.com and IG/Twitter at dangerjr.

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