This week on our Aggie Gear Guide, Junior Outdoor Product Design and Development student Boman Caldwell recommends the Airblaster and Merino Wool Ninja Suit.
“It’s the best winter base layer ever,” Caldwell said. “It’s so effective in the cold weather. I use it mainly for snowboarding, but I have used it for sleeping outside during the winter. It’s incredible at creating heat and wicking away sweat. If you have more money to spend get the Merino Wool Ninja Suit. It’s like a smart wool that is heat regulating. That stuff is seriously mind-blowing.”
The Merino Wool Ninja suit is marketed at around 200 dollars. The website states, “We use only non-mulesed wool from New Zealand and Australia, because sheep are people too.” If you are looking for a high quality base layer and are willing to splurge check this one out.
The Airblaster Ninja Suit—cheaper at around 110 dollars—also gets the job done. The hood, monkey palms, 360 waist zipper and 4 way stretch will keep you comfortable and warm by trapping your body heat close to you. The Airblaster comes in 9 colors and patterns including bright coral and pizza print.
“I remember one day snowboarding, I woke up early to travel to Snowbasin and was planning on the day warming up but brought my ninja suit with me just in case,” Caldwell said. “I went with some off brand base layer sweats, a thick pair of snow pants, and a puffy coat and I was freezing. Around lunch time I decided it was way too cold to keep going so I went to my car and put my ninja suit on and within 10 minutes of putting that on with my normal layer the weather was much more bearable.”
By Summer Vaughn