Top Women's Winter Shirts

Walk in Comfort with These Winter Shirts

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.

New Balance Long Sleeve Accelerate Shirt

New Balance Tempo Long-Sleeve Performance T-Shirt
New Balance Tempo Long-Sleeve Performance T-Shirt. Courtesy of Amazon

This athletic-fit long sleeve performance crew neck tee has raglan sleeves for better mobility - wider at the upper arm, fitted at the forearm. The wicking and anti-microbial fabric is made from polyester. It has reflective details for night visibility. This comfortable long-sleeved performance shirt works great for layering under a vest or fleece in colder weather or just under a waterproof jacket. Available in XS - 2XL.

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Under Armour Women's UA Streaker 1/2 Zip

Under Armour UA Tech 1/2 Zip
Under Armour UA Tech 1/2 Zip. Courtesy of Amazon

I like wearing a mock turtle shirt with zip neck for winter walking. It's versatile for managing my temperature and for going from outdoors to indoors. This shirt is moisture-managing polyester. It has long arms with thumb holes so you can keep your hands warm for winter walking without gloves. The zipper tucks into a zipper garage at the stand-up collar so it won't irritate your neck. It comes in a large variety of colors and sizes from XS - XXL.

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Columbia Women's Glacial Fleece III 1/2 Zip Jacket

Columbia Glacial Fleece III Half Zip
Columbia Glacial Fleece III Half Zip. Courtesy of

Wear this as your insulation layer. I love a lightweight microfleece zip shirt when the weather turns cold. The mock turtle collar with zipper lets you decide to ventilate or not. I love just snuggling in this kind of shirt any time. It comes in a wide variety of colors and both one color and two-tone, with sizes from XS - XL.

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32 Degrees Heat Scoop Neck Thermal Top

32 Degrees Women's Heat Scoop Neck Thermal Top
32 Degrees Women's Heat Scoop Neck Thermal Top. Courtesy of

I spotted this inexpensive base layer top at Costco and immediately bought it in two different colors. It is a very thin layer that can keep you warm underneath any other layer. The scoop neck also a great feature, so it doesn't have to show. I like to wear it under sweaters (especially any with wool). It's made of 48% Rayon, 25% Polyester, 25% Acrylic, 2% Spandex. It comes in sizes Small - XL.

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Icebreaker Women's Oasis Long Sleeve Crewe

Icebreaker Oasis Long-Sleeve Crewe
Icebreaker Oasis Long-Sleeve Crewe. Courtesy of Amazon

I have walking friends who love Icebreaker 100 percent merino wool shirts for both summer and winter. This shirt is a lightweight 200 gm fabric with natural moisture management and anti-odor properties. It is itch-free.

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Smartwool Long-Sleeve Shirt

Smartwool Long-Sleeve Base Layer Shirt
Smartwool Long-Sleeve Base Layer Shirt. Courtesy of Amazon

Wool is a traditional insulating layer for winter walking and hiking. Smartwool takes the itch out of wool (for most people) and it is machine-washable. Smartwool has ​microweight, lightweight and midweight 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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Patagonia Nano Puff Vest

Patagonia Nano Puff Zip Vest
Patagonia Nano Puff Zip Vest. Courtesy of Amazon

An insulating vest is a great layer under your windproof outer jacket. This vest has a slim design for layering and a durable water-resistant finish if you want to wear it as your outer layer. It has a full-length zipper and two ​hand warmer pockets plus two interior mesh pockets.

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