Top Women's 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 Tempo Long Sleeve Top

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 polyester birdseye knit flatback pique mesh. 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 Tech 1/4 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. The zipper tucks into a zipper garage at the stand-up collar so it won't irritate your neck.

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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.

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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.

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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% merino wool shirts for both summer and winter. This shirt is a lightweight 200gm 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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