Under Armour Men’s Fish Hook Storm Hoodie UA_fish_hook_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $64.99
Offering comfort and warmth, while still giving anglers full range-of-motion, this is a great medium layer for spring and fall in Alaska.



Carhartt Boys Logo Fleece Zip-Front Sweatshirt carhartt_boys_hoodie_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $27
This camouflage sweatshirt is an easy one to get your aspiring outdoorsman to wear when it’s cold outside. Davis Weiner wore it often in 2013.


Sporthill Women’s Ultimate Visibility II Zip Top Sporthill_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $104.95
The soft, stretchy and moisture-wicking SwiftPro body and arms keep you warm and comfortable for winter running, skiing, biking or snowshoeing, which also makes this one of our favorites as layering for ice-fishing excursions, particularly if hiking into a secluded lake.

Marmot Men’s Tempo Hoody marmot_tempo_hoody_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $135
This softshell jacket is highly breathable, light and easy to wear. Yet another fine choice for the layer beneath a wading jacket. It repels water, so can be used as a top layer in mild conditions.

Alaskan Hardgear Salmon Teflon Pullover alaskan_hardgear_teflon_pullover_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $69.99
Coated with Teflon to allow water to bead up instead of soaking through, this great-looking hoody is ideal for Alaskans who are looking for a comfortable outer layer on all of those mostly-clear days.

Simms Waderwick Thermal Pant simms_waderwick_pants_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $49.95
Our tester now won’t make plans for an angling adventure without first packing his Waderwick thermal pants, which keep you warm beneath your chest waders, without adding discomfort, as sweat and other moisture is wicked away.

Salomon Women’s Dynamics Jacket salomon_jacket_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $185
This jacket gave testers warmth and wind protection, while still allowing full-range of casting motion under a wading jacket. This is a performance skiing jacket, and we’ve found that these types of jackets work well as under layers in a clothing system, and serve multi-purposes for active people. Available in five sizes from XS to XL.

Baffin Mid-Layer Half Zip & Mid-Layer Pants Men baffin_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $80 each for top and pants
Check out these lightweight, wind- and water-resistant layers from Baffin, which we found extremely comfortable and functional in 2013.



Ibex Women’s Hooded Indie ibex_hoody_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $115
The super-soft New Zealand Merino hoody
is so comfortable. Features include thumb holes and a brushed wool chin guard to increase comfort where the zipper meets your chin. Great layering piece, and when properly cared for, should last a very long time.