The question as to which fabric is a better baselayer, synthetic or wool, is a long-standing one, with strong proponents of each fabric. It is a topic that our staff deal with weekly and requires some further understanding to make the right decision. (Hint: there is no wrong decision, unless it’s cotton!)
First, let’s discuss what a baselayer is truly meant to do – as many get confused with this. Once you understand the purpose of your baselayer, it may make a decision on a fabric choice less difficult.