Polarmax Max Ride Baselayer Top & Bottom
The Polarmax Max Ride products, which are part of Polarmax’s lightest-weight or “Warm” line. I was initially concerned about this because I tend to get extremely cold, very quickly.
When I pulled the Polarmax Max Ride crew and pant out of their packaging, I was very surprised at how lightweight and thin they were. The Max Ride products are constructed of lightweight 100% “Acclimate Dry” Polyester. The material was so thin that I could practically see through both the items when I held them up.
After further inspection, the flat seams and rib knit seemed to give the Max Ride top and bottoms a very high-quality, well constructed feel. The pink detailing added the slightest feminine touch.
The real test came when I threw on the Max Ride crew and pants for a day on Colorado’s slopes. The weather was clear with a high in the low 30s. Rather than pile a bunch of other layers on top of them, I chose to wear both the Max Ride top and bottom with only my outerlayers over them.
I was very impressed with how such a lightweight baselayer kept me comfortable. I wasn’t cold, but opted for an additional top layer the next time I wore the Max Ride crew top and I certainly wouldn’t pick these out of my drawer on a day much cooler than mid 30s.
I was quite impressed with the “Acclimate Dry” material. I normally end up feeling a bit clammy or damp when I’m inside the lodge on a break or during the drive home. While wearing the Max Ride baselayers I never felt damp at all.
I have only had the opportunity to wear the Max Ride baselayers a few times, so they haven’t had the chance to hold on to scent much, but I love that they are antimicrobial to prevent scents.
I did find that the sizing on the Max Ride products was a little off. According to the size chart, and my normal sizing, I was a small. The bottoms fit, but were not a relaxed fit as stated in the description. The pants have a relatively low waist, sitting on my hips.
The top fit well and was comfortable, but I would have liked a bit more length so it could stay tucked in better to protect me from getting any drafting around the waistline.
I washed and dried the Max Ride top and pants according to directions and did not notice any shrinking.
MSRP: Top $24.95, Bottom $24.95