Stay Warm with Black Diamond Solution 150 Merino Base Crew and Bottom for Women

Summer’s nearly over, and its peak, back in June, is long past. As daylight time shortens and the weather begins to change, it’s time to start thinking about baselayers. Take a look through your tried-and-true baselayers from the past few winters. Do they still fit? Do they have holes? Can they carry you through another season?

If you’re in need of some new items for your layering system, check out the Black Diamond Solution 150 Merino Base Crew and Bottom.

As the name suggests, they’re merino wool blend single jersey (78 percent merino wool and 22 percent polyester), with 150 grams per square meter. The nylon core is wrapped with extra-fine NuYarn stretch merino wool and utilizes merino’s natural performance properties, like temperature regulation, odor absorbency, moisture management, comfort, and durability.

Flatlock stitching on both the crew top and bottom provide seams that don’t chafe, whether you’re hiking, skiing, climbing, or biking. The shoulder panel in the crew top is designed to eliminate pressure points while you’re carrying a pack, so you can adventure longer without having to abandon your plans due to discomfort.

If you hate your sleeves bunching up when you pull on more layers, you’ll like the integrated thumb holes in the crew top, which are comfortable and useful for keeping your long sleeves where you want them.

The slim fit makes both crew top and bottom easy to layer over, but if you’re looking for a roomier fit, consider choosing a size larger.

The Solution 150 Merino Base Crew comes in black and wild rose and lists for $120 on the Black Diamond site. The Solution 150 Merino Base Bottom comes in black and lists for $100 on the Black Diamond site.


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 and IG/Twitter at dangerjr.

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