Re: Base layer, for under $100
I hunt Monroe/Pike and it's rare to see temps under 20 'cept in flintlock. I go to the big box sports store and buy poly-pro light or medium weight top and bottoms in the ski section. Usually under $25.00 for the pair...
I used to wear wool pants over them covered w/ a light cam orange pants but I have graduated to a set of Browing 'Hydro Fleece' bibs w/ thinsulate and gore-tex. I have a lighter pair of camo pants I wear on warmer days so I'm not too warm. Same pants with/without the poly works for spring gobbler...
U/A is overpriced. My first set of Poly-pro was $12.00 for the pair from Campmor around 1980, they didn't sell medium/heavy weiht stuff yet.
Everyone at camp couldn't understand how that thin pair of 'plastic' long underwear could possibly be warmer than the old 'waffle weave' cotton they all were wearing...I had been reading about wicking underwear in Backpacker magazine back b/4 it got all glitzy and hyped by merging w/ Wilderness Camping & other yuppie mags.
4th Generation @ Kamp.
3D - There are STILL a few deer left! You need to pry them out of the developments!