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Top Women's Winter Shirts


Updated June 01, 2014

Keep moving through the winter with these shirts designed to keep you warm and dry without overheating. Layer your winter walking clothing. Start with a base layer shirt that will wick moisture away from your body. For colder days, cover that with an insulating layer of microfleece or wool. Then top it all with a windproof jacket. You can take layers off or put them on as you walk to feel comfortable.

1. New Balance Tempo Long Sleeve Top

New Balance Tempo Long Sleeve Top
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This relaxed fit long sleeve peformance crew neck tee has Lightning Dry™ fabric to keep moisture away from your skin. Available in XS - 2XL.

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2. REI Airflyte Quarter Zip Hoodie

REI Airflyte Quarter Zip Hoodie
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You can wear this as your base layer or insulating layer. The stretchy performance fabric wicks away sweat and it has a back mesh panel to also help you stay comfortable when you are exercising. I love the back pocket where you can carry your smart phone and listen while you walk. I'm also a big fan of the extra-long sleeves with thumbholes. In most of my walking conditions, that means I can do without gloves. The hood can keep your ears and neck warm, and you can unzip a bit once you have warmed up.

3. Smartwool Long-Sleeve Shirt

Smartwool Long Sleeved Shirt
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Wool is a traditional insulating layer for winter walking and hiking. Smartwool takes the itch out of wool (for most people) and it si machine-washable. Smartwool has both microweight and lightweight long sleeved shirts. You can wear them next to the skin as your baselayer or layer them as your insulating layer. They have crew designs and half zip designs.

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4. RRS Super Speed Long Sleeve Performance Tee

Roadrunner Sports Velocity Long Sleeve Shirt
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This DRYROAD® sweat-wicking shirt that is a great base layer for the winter. I wear this shirt fall, winter, and spring by itself or under a jacket. It has reflective piping for night safety and a side zip pocket with cord port for your iPod or other player.

5. Patagonia Plush Synchilla Hoodie

Patagonia Synchilla Hoody
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Teddy bear soft, this hoody has a cozy contoured fit to go under your jacket as an insulating layer. Or, you may just want to lounge around in it all day. It has a full-length zipper and two pockets.

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6. Microfleece Zip-T

Campmor Microfleece Half-Zip
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Wear this as your insulation layer. Choose lighter weight fleece such as 100-denier microfleece to insulate without bulk. I love a mock turtle collar with zipper that lets you decide to ventilate or not. I love just snuggling in this kind of shirt any time.

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7. IllumiNITE® Tops

Illuminite Shirt
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Illuminite fabric looks normal till you take it out in the dark and shine a light on it, then it relects wonderfully for night safety. Select from long-sleeve tops and jackets.

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