While the origins of the phrase going commando are up for debate, we’ve firmly settled on our favorite rumor. Nicknamed after members of elite units, this term was coined during the Vietnam War when soldiers were reputed to wear no underwear to increase ventilation and reduce moisture during combat in the humid, jungle terrain. This shift was adopted to offset the poorly performing cotton drawers that were standard issue.
When designing our Commando Base Layer Pant, we evaluated the constraints those in the field had to endure with inferior daily essentials and opted to design a low-profile silhouette built with the natural antimicrobial properties of Merino. Constructed to accommodate an active lifestyle, these base layer pants are lightweight and cut for mobility. With flatlock seams and double panel construction, these pants feature a close, comfortable fit that moves with you and retains its shape during use. It’s safe to say that despite the fact that you’ll clearly be wearing a base layer, it will feel as though you’re comfortably going commando.
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Merino has a unique ability to regulate body temperature. During exertion or warm weather, it wicks away moisture from your body and releases it on the surface. This evaporation mechanism has a cooling effect, enhancing comfort while keeping you dry. To help you stay warm in cold weather, the air pockets in the Merino fibers trap body heat to provide insulation. This adaptive capability makes merino wool garments highly flexible, which is critical if you need to count on a small set of gear to handle unpredictable conditions. Merino is also naturally fire retardant and odor resistant, providing a measure of assurance when outdoors or in the field.
Designed to fit comfortably and for easy care at home. Wash warm, tumble dry low and have the garment come out just the right size.