A warm baselayer is the irreplaceable foundation of coziness in cold weather. Baselayers provide insulation and facile layering underneath heavier items. Many also wick moisture away from the skin, keeping kids dry when they sweat in hot weather or during rigorous sports. Thermal shirts are unbeatable first layers for snowboarding and skiing. Sun-blocking materials keep harsh UV rays off of the skin, making baselayers distinctive outer layers in sunny weather. Available in myriad colors and patterns, kids can choose from stripes, animal prints, florals, pinks, greys, black, white, blue and purple options. Unsurpassable brands include The North Face, Quicksilver, Roxy, 686, Burton Snowboards, Smart Wool, Patagonia and Hot Chilly's.