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Gear Review: Arc’teryx Base Layer Women’s Phase AR Zip Neck LS

One of the most important components to preparing for an outdoor adventure is figuring out what to wear. The base layers you choose can potentially make or break your experience; it’s tough to find pieces that keep you warm without sweating and wick away moisture when you do over exert.

That’s why you can take my base layer recommendations seriously and know that they come with honesty and integrity as I wouldn’t want to lead someone astray. The Arc’teryx Women’s Phase AR Zip Neck LS is a base layer you can count on. It fits comfortably close to lock in heat but not too tight that it limits movement. The cut adds to it’s functionality; the torso is long enough to tuck into or over snow pants so that it doesn’t ride up throughout the day. The fabric breathes well (wouldn’t expect anything less from Arc/teryx), but I did notice it held onto a bit of an odor compared to wool based base layers.

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It’s perfect for any activity where cooler temperatures are encountered; skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and running. I would even wear this to and from the gym/yoga studio, as the cut is quite flattering. I like that it is a base layer that doesn’t look like long underwear, it has a bit more style to it than that.

Available at for $84.99 CDN. A steep price for a top but considering the proven functionality and Arc’teryx’s highly regarded reputation, this is a piece that will keep you happy for years of adventures. PLUS when you buy a Lifetime Membership to you can take advantage of some serious benefits: save 10% off all products, all the time, discount even applies on sale items, free shipping and free returns and no annual fee!

When it comes to investing in base layers, it’s something you don’t want to cheap out on, and I would recommend the Arc’teryx Women’s Phase AR Zip Neck LS.

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