If you're going to have a piece of clothing aginst your skin all day, you need to make sure it's comfortable. But when you're skiing, you also need to make sure that every piece of gear you're wearing is designed to perform. That's why the Descente Evelyn Turtleneck Mid-Layer is such a great piece - it's extremely comfortable, thanks to its tricot velour fabric. But it's also a smart piece to wear as your baselayer since it's quick-drying and it wicks moisture away from your skin - and leaving sweat on your skin can make you cold. The Gabby Turtleneck also has a 1/4 length zipper for easy air flow control.