Best Winter Underwear to Keep You Warm

When it comes to warm winter attire, we tend to spend a lot of time thinking about outerwear like coats, hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves. But good winter underwear are just as critical for wintertime warmth as the stuff you wear on the outside. It's true!

Consider warm underwear a good investment too. Don't go for the cheapest stuff you can find. Go for quality and smart design. After all, you can wear it winter after winter for years to come, and frankly, not freezing your tailgate off is totally worth the dough.

Here are our picks for some of the best wintertime undergarments.



Silk long underwear! Yes, silk!  The thinnest warmth you can find. Perfect for a range of winter weather and look great under your skinny jeans! WinterSilks range from lightweight to heavyweight and come in a range of sizes and cuts, including low-rise. Go silk this winter ... we swear!

Patagonia Capiline Baselayers

From silkweight to expedition weight, this baselayer collection is designed to keep the cold and moisture out and the warmth in. Plus, it's stretchy, durable, and soft. This line goes above the underwear level, too, and offers the next layers in great styles and colors too.

SmartWool Socks

In the winter, it's got to be all about warm feet. Warm feet make you feel warmer all over, and wool will make your feet feel warm. I got my first pair of SmartWool socks this Christmas, and I am in love. Seriously in love. Yes, with socks. These wool numbers are like walking on soft, cozy foot clouds. They sell several levels of foot cushion; mine are unbelievably cozy and only ranked as Light Cushion. Most of these socks will run you between $15-$22/pair -- worth ... every ... penny ...

What are your favorite winter underwear?


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