Your first layer is the first step to being mountain ready, and the Vallee Blanche Originals Warm Base layer shirt for men provides peak performance and protection, in a choice of styles and colours. In addition to being packed with high-tech features, like all of Odlo’s premium undergarments, this crew necked base layer is made with brushed fabric that gives you excellent thermal insulation in the coldest of conditions, while optimal moisture management keeps your skin bone-dry all day long.
Choose between plain grey and navy or go for the smart navy with thin contrasting horizontal stripes. Each features a smart four-button neck design detail and is made with super soft warm effect material that ensures you perform as good as you look. A longer cut at the back of the top prevents your lower back from being exposed when you’re crouched down slopes at maximum speed.
What’s more, there’s no need for sweat concerns even when exerting maximum effort, thanks to Effect by Odlo – fibres within the garment that genuinely inhibit odours. Style, warmth, comfort and performance are all at optimum level, so let your first layer set the tone and reach new heights on the mountains.
As the inventor of the three-layer principle, Odlo is a brand synonymous with high quality technical baselayers and sports underwear. The Norwegian company combines typically Scandinavian, minimalist design with cutting edge technologies to produce stylish and functional apparel across six categories: technical underwear, running, training, cycling, Nordic disciplines and outdoor.
Odlo was founded in 1946 by the eccentric, and brilliantly named, Odd Roar Lofterød. Lofterød began by manufacturing lady’s underwear, but soon began to produce sports training kit as demand for his garments grew. In 1963, now under the banner of Odlo, Lofterød developed a revolutionary new suit for skiers and speed skaters, made from a cutting edge synthetic fibre which gave the fabric an elasticity and fit unlike anything else on the market at the time. The suit was adopted by the Norwegian ski team for the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck and by the time the Winter Olympics in Sapporo came around in 1972, there were 22 national teams competing in Odlo gear.
Today, Odlo’s is a firmly established active sportswear company and their three-layer principle has been adopted industry wide. The first layer, the underwear, is designed to ensure optimum moisture management. The second layer helps to regulate the wearer's temperature, while the third layer provides protection from wind and rain.