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Men's L.L.Bean Midweight Base Layer, 1/4 Zip
Item #: CA504943
Our most versatile base layer ever—this midweight top is packed with performance properties for all-day comfort.
Size & Fit
- Fitted: Sits close to the body.
Why We Love It
When it comes to base layers, we know how hard it can be to find the perfect pick. That's why we designed our L.L.Bean Base Layers to take the guesswork out of finding the right weight, or fabric, or fit. This midweight base layer top is our most versatile ever—we love layering it with our fleece for fall hikes, or under a winter jacket for that first snowshoe of the season.
Fabric & Care
- Wicks away moisture and dries quickly for on-the-move comfort.
- Treated with an anti-microbial finish to resist odor.
- Blend of 54% polyester, 40% recycled polyester and 6% Elastane to reduce impact on the environment.
- Machine wash and dry.
- Close to body fit provides just-right stretch so layers move with you and retain their shape.
- Raglan sleeves for exceptional range of motion.
- Thumb holes at cuff to keep sleeves in place.
Men's L.L.Bean Midweight Base Layer, 1/4 Zip is rated out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by McDuff from Perfect Design I wear these base layers, mid & heavy, all winter long in the Maryland climate. The garment fits just close enough, but not too close, for all kind of activities whether perspiring or not, while also allowing another layer on top. Unlike most zips, this one goes nearly half way down for instant ventilation when needed. When zipped to the top, the standup collar is just right for weather or a turtleneck look. The material has a nice hand, effortless on the skin, and best of all launders well. I hang dry mine. Only complaint, you ran out of heavy weight too soon. I'd like another.
Date published: 2019-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Matt from Good fit I usually wear a large in most items that are made true to size. I ordered the XL because I wasn't looking for a second skin(that's why I said the XL runs small, and I tried the Tall, but that was too long). I'm not built like a comic book super hero, so the fit is perfect. The XL fits well over a t-shirt, and isn't too tight, not baggy, and I can move freely. The material is lighter than I thought it might be, BUT, it is great! When worn over a t-shirt and under a jacket, it was warm. The coldest I've worn it in has been in the 20's. With layering, I'm sure it'll be outstanding.
Date published: 2020-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by Blatt from Fits Tight In the past, I have worn this exact item in size XL Regular but the latest model is "tapered", has "thinner" fabric and fits tighter to the body. Thus, the XL Regular was too tight and felt like it was restricting my movements. Subsequently, I tried an XXL Regular and XL Tall. The XXL Regular was too large around the waist but the XL Tall provided the best fit (it seems to be a bit larger--probably because it is longer), even though the body is rather long. I would prefer the sizing/cut of the original item but from trial and error, I am mostly satisfied.
Date published: 2020-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bdr324 from Excellent I wore this with the matching pants under rain gear for a cool rainy day in Acadia raking leaves in early November and they kept me warm. I also liked the way the material stretches and doesn't bunch up at joints. Will be buying more.
Date published: 2018-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by HikerDad from As Advertised Fit and product weight as advertised. Size stays true after wash and dry.
Date published: 2019-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by Phil from Not the same as my previous one I had ordered what looked like the same mid-weight top 2 or 3 years ago which I've loved & worn & liked a lot. This mid-weight top looks the same, but fits completely different- it is "very fitted" so go up one size from the size you normally wear unless you are extremely thin or like a very tight, clingy fit!
Date published: 2020-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jovanna from Great for active teenage son My son works outside in all seasons. This is great. He likes to have an undershirt underneath because of the zipper. But, it keeps him warm, while being flexible. Excellent under work suit or snowsuit. Also excellent for hunting.
Date published: 2019-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carter from Great gift Got this for my father in law - XL was a good fit for him and he loved the weight of it. Warm but not thick, convenient thumb loops on sleeves for wearing under jackets. I would probably size up one more than usual.
Date published: 2020-01-16