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Maybe quarter-zip fleeces and fabrics described as “monkey fur” aren’t your thing. Perhaps you’re channeling your inner lumberjack, or you’re just looking for a midlayer for the days when you don’t need insulation up to your eyeballs.
Outdoor Research has your new favorite baselayer.
It’s a flannel button front shirt–the kind you live in on the weekends. Like the rack of well worn soft plaids hanging in your closet, it’s comfortable and familar. But the difference between the Feedback Flannel and the rest of your weekend wardrobe is that this shirt isn’t cotton. It looks like cotton, and it feels like cotton, but the Feedback is 100-percent polyester, yarn dyed, brushed on both sides for that real flannel feel against your skin. You’ll only notice the difference when you’re sweaty or snowy—it wicks sweat to keep you from getting chilled, and dries fast whether you’re hitting the bumps or hiking into the sidecountry.
The Feedback Flannel is a shirt you can live in on weekends, even if your weekends are spent skiing. Men’s only. $80, outdoorresearch.com.