Polarmax Comp 4 Tech Fleece Top & Pants
I was really looking forward to testing the Polarmax Comp 4 Tech Fleece baselayer top and pants because I am always looking for the warmest baselayers possible. I get very cold, very easily, but love spending time outdoors in the winter time. The Comp 4 Tech Fleece products are part of Polarmax’s Warmest line.
The Polarmax Comp 4 Tech Fleece products are made of a 90% Acclimate Day, 10% Spandex heavy weight 4-way power stretch fabric. Polarmax boasts their moisture wicking ability, anti-odor protection, tech exterior, brushed fleece interior, and flat seam construction.
The Comp 4 Tech Fleece top and pant were very well made, heavyweight and had a noticeable attention to the finishing and detail on the product.
The moment I opened up the Comp 4 Tech Fleece products, I couldn’t wait to try them out and knew they would be cross-over items for me not just skiing baselayers. To get the most out of my money, I’m always looking for items that cross-over between activities.
My first test of both the Comp 4 crew and pants was on my road bike for a mild winter ride. I slipped the pants on over a chamios and put a windbreaker on over the crew and started pedaling. The pants kept my legs plenty warm and, even though it isn’t a stated feature of the pants, they seemed to protect against some wind even as I roared down hills. My upper body was plenty warm as well.
A few days later I got the Comp 4 baselayers out for a day of skiing. It was a chilly, overcast, windy day in the rockies, so I was relying on the Comp 4 baselayers to really stand up to the elements.
With only my ski pants over the Comp 4 pants, my legs remained warm even on long lift rides, when they tend to get the coldest. I wore the crew top with a down coat over it and that was plenty to keep me warm and comfortable for several hours. Even after several bump runs that got me warmed-up, the Comp 4 baselayers kept me dry and comfortable.
Overall, I really loved the Polarmax Comp 4 Tech Fleece pants and crew, especially the brushed fleece interior. Both pieces were extremely comfortable, but I particularly like the “V” front waistline on the pants and the wider neck opening on the crew top – it kept bulk to a minimum around my neck as I added layers.
According to the size chart, I was a small which is what I tested, but I felt that the bottoms ran a tad small. It wasn’t as noticeable in the legs, but more so around the waistline and hips where the pants sat. The crew top fit well and ran true to size. Both had a slimmer more athletic fit, which was perfect for easy layering.
Both the pants and top are available in anthracite (black).
MSRP: Top $49.95, Pants $49.95