Odlo Kinship Baselayer keeps runners warm and dry


By Henry Howard


Most of my recent runs have been in sub-freezing temperature but I have stayed warm, thanks to my Odlo gear.


The most recent piece I have tried out is the Odlo Natural + Kinship Baselayer. It is 52 percent virgin wool (merino), 29 percent polyester, 13 percent polyamide and 6 percent elastane.


When I received the shirt, my first question was whether I could truly wear it as a baselayer. My already sensitive skin gets really dry in winter and I need to be careful about what I wear during my workouts in the cold.


The Kinship Baselayer was comfortable and did not affect my skin at all. As promised, it also kept me warm. Its construction offers soft, gentle and friction-free comfort when worn under other layers. I often paired it with just my Odlo Zeroweight jacket. (Note: The contest referenced in that article was from 2020 and has concluded.)


I am a huge fan of merino because of its unique warming and cooling properties, as well as its ability to minimize odor. The soft merino wool blend provides enhanced moisture management, meaning it wicks away sweat while keeping your body warm.


Odlo uses body-mapped ventilation zones to enhance breathability, helping to reduce overheating when your body temperature rises.


The Odlo Natural + Kinship Baselayer comes in black, gray and two options of blue, and offers gender-specific cuts.


Check out the Kinship Baselayer and other Odlo gear at REI.


If you are planning further ahead, check out other Odlo products that are designed for keeping athletes cool during the heat of summer. In this review, I talk about the effectiveness, style and comfort of Odlo’s Blackcomb Tee Shirt, Zeroweight Tee Shirt, Zeroweight Pro Shorts and Zeroweight 3 Inch Shorts.


Not only does Odlo create excellent gear for runners, cyclists and other outdoor adventurers, it has a decades-long commitment to sustainability practices. Learn more about this industry leader in a previous story.