Where have the turtleneck base layer shirts gone?

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black jack
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Where have the turtleneck base layer shirts gone?

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Many years ago I picked up a couple of Duotherm polyester ("thermastat") turtleneck shirts for a ski trip; these became my all-time favorite winter shirts. They're form-fitting yet comfortable, stretchy, are perfect alone or as a base layer for cold-weather activities (especially biking), and the double layer of cloth around my throat feels comforting in the cold.

But nothing lasts forever, and the fabric in the neck has lost its resiliency, leaving my neck open to cold air. So I've gone in search of a replacement, without success. It seems that turtleneck shirts for active wear (i.e., not made of cotton) have fallen out of fashion. All I see are 1/4 zip mock turtlenecks. I want the real thing.

Can anyone best Google on this, and point me to a good turtleneck technical shirt? Or must I trade in turtles(necks) for (neck) gaiters?
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Re: Where have the turtleneck base layer shirts gone?

Post by Elena »

In case you want to give it a try, Icebreaker makes very good wool models. I have long switched to wool for the first layer, even during the summer (I wear cotton as well). My wool winter layers are almost ten years old, and I have only had to mend one long john's small hole.
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No experience with it but I think this is what you want: https://www.amazon.com/Under-Armour-Col ... B00029BMDI
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I have a couple "polypro" turtlenecks I got from Cabela's years ago and nothing beats them. I had no idea they were becoming an endangered species. Maybe I'll have to buy a couple this weekend myself!

Whenever something I want appears to have lost mainstream appeal, I tend to find it on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Helly-Hansen-L ... rk:33:pf:0
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People use buffs now instead. Sold everywhere. More useful. www.buffusa.com
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black jack wrote: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:03 am Can anyone best Google on this, and point me to a good turtleneck technical shirt? Or must I trade in turtles(necks) for (neck) gaiters?
Here you go...
https://www.underarmour.com/en-us/fitte ... pid1320807
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Uniqlo offers great technical layer pieces in their HeatTech collection. They are lightweight and warm. Here is a link to the Men's turtleneck:
https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/men-heatte ... collection

I have worn their layers (leggings, tanks and long-sleeves) for years and they wash and wear like iron, especially for the very reasonable price. They also pack like a dream. I can roll them and stuff them into shoes, etc. Also, for the warmer weather, they have a collection called AIRism.
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Lands End and LL Bean both have thermaskin turtleneck offerings.

You can also try silk or wool.
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I much prefer the quarter zip variants for inside/outside or active/not active temperature regulation.
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This might not qualify as a turtleneck, but it is a good piece of clothing as described below.

I bought an Under Armor Cold Gear fitted long sleeve shirt at Dicks Sporting Goods about a month ago for $50. This is the first time I have owned anything like this, and I am ready to buy a second one. I wear it for working in the yard on cold days and hiking on cold days. I wore it once for running when it was 38 degrees. I had a sweatshirt on also. After about a mile, I was so warm that I took the sweatshirt off.
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Where they really went is Out-of-Style :) That's why they are now harder to find.
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I'm a big fan of Smartwool neck gaiters. They give me a lot more flexibility than a turtleneck.
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This is what I imagine with turtle necks.
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C9 (Champion) from Target. Cheap, compression base layer. Not a full turtleneck, but a higher regular neck. Very form fitting.

Its what I always wear while biking when the temperature is cold (Socal, mid 50's :happy ). I add a wind breaker if the temp is in the 40's -- not very often, even in the dead of winter.
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