Men's Wick Boot Top Bottom Details
- Next to Skin
- True to size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
- 17.5 micron, ultrafine, Merino wool
- Ultralight 150gsm jersey knit fabric for hot weather
- Mesh vent panels to maximize ventilation
- Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology to exhaust moisture and maintain optimal core body temperature
- 3/4 length to fit just above boot top
- Boxer brief fit for comfort and support
- Jacquard waistband
- Fully functional fly
- Flatlock seams for next-to-skin comfort
- Machine wash, line dry
- Naturally UV absorbent to eliminate shine
How It's Built
- Material: Aerowool
- Cut: Athletic
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Material Weight: 150 Ultralight
- Weight: 5oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
I film/photograph hunting for a living and need minimal amounts of gear that cover a large range of conditions. I like that I can hike around in them during elk season and not have to worry about sweating them out during the day if I dont have time to take them off.
These might be my new favorite piece of hunting/hiking clothing in my arsenal. For starters the fit is perfect (I am 6'2" 195lbs and went size M), they are not too tight and aren't baggy around your thighs. The fit also seems to retain its shape but better than other wool I have worn in the past (as in getting loose and baggy), even after wearing them for 8+ days strait. They also breath incredibly well! I have never been able to wear any type of leg base layer as my legs get warm extremely fast which obviously leads to sweating, with these that was almost a complete non issue (some 70 degree + degree days will still get me sweaty). On the reverse side they are also very warm for how thin they are, which after a long day of chasing elk up and down the mountain it's nice to not have your legs freezing when the evening temps begin to drop. Overall I couldn't be happier and highly recommend.
Not a big review guy, never really read them too much either, maybe that’s why I don’t write but just used my new First Lite gear and this is worth the review. Opening day here was 35 degrees at day break and would work its way up 62 degrees by mid-day and slowly sink back down again at sunset. I ran my wicks base (top and bottom), along with Kilin hoody and catalyst pants for the mile hike in. I was able to stay dry while also not getting that feeling over just over heating from the hike. I have also had to stop, cool my body down to avoid sweating before getting to the stand. That combo worked great. Once in the tree stand and the wind pick up just a little I threw on the catalyst jacket. By mid-day I could take the jacket off, could didn’t have too, as it breathes so well. I took mine off cause I meet my dad for lunch and just didn’t want to take a lot of gear couple of hundred yards for a quick bite to eat. I was able to stay with the Kilin Hoody till about 6 pm. The sun is setting and shadows are long, could have probably went longer without the jacket, but it’s also that time of evening when the action can heat up fast and didn’t want to have to move around too much putting it on later. This is the first time owning technical gear, and it was worth it!! You will not be disappointed in that base setup, I promise you.
Went to upsate NY early season, this was a great addition to all my other baselayers. I like the fit and feel and was great around camp as well. Very warm for those cool evenings and morning sits. While on this trip the temps ranged from 38-75 degrees.
I'm on the meaty side of a 32"waist and I have pretty thick thighs for my waist. I generally have problems with underwear riding up and then getting chaffed because my thighs rub together right where the underwear is bunched up. I am afraid to buy the long boxer briefs because I'm pretty sure they wouldn't stay low enough on my thighs so I went with these boot top versions. They're perfect for me. While they do ride up a tiny bit (to just below my knee), they stay waaay low enough to protect my thighs.
I've been wearing these in the peak of the California Summer, many days over 100F, but being so light my nuts didn't heat up as much as I thought they would and they kept them dry too - no swamp butt as I would normally get! Oh, and they aren't funky after a full day of that either. I've already ordered more, I love wool.
I’ve always worn long johns and tucked them down into my socks but after trying on the boot tops I feel this will be a more comfortable feeling.
I run hot and I used these as a first layer all through October for archery season and into the winter here in Montana for both hunting and work. They are great at taking the edge off of you are active throughout the day.
I needed a comfortable, temp regulating, early season base layer that didn't stink after a day of hard hunting. I wore the Wick Boot Top base for early season archer, deer and elk, and was not disappointed. They remained as fresh as one can expect, but didn't stink so bad I wanted to burn them after a short amount of time. These, coupled with the First Lite merino socks of the appropriate length, made for some great hunting in warmer temps.
I has this as a base layer under the Sawbuck Brush Pants. They kept me plenty warm on my 4th season Elk Hunt in CO. And they kept my dry, wicking away the sweat. They breathe really well and keep the odor away!
In the past, I've struggled to find the optimal base layer bottoms for cold mornings and warm treks up the mountain. I wore these things all day and night on a late September elk hunt, and hesitated changing out of them on day six because because they were so comfy and remained odorless. I never got too sweaty or too cold; they felt just right. They pair well with gaiters too, allowing for increased air flow between your socks and bottoms. Stop reading this and add to cart - you'll be glad you did.