Though they only began their range of underwear and baselayers in 2009, Mons Royale have gathered a cult following in the professional echelons of the snowsports world. When riders are breaking their contract by wearing the brand are singing its praises, you know there has to be more to it than just the pretty colours - and you'd be right. This New Zealand company specialise in Merino base layer gear which will keep you warm and dry without getting damp or smelling unpleasant. Merino wool is the champion's choice for ski clothing undergarments and as they fit like a glove and have an unrivalled level of comfort. Don't even think about hitting the slopes without insulating yourself in some of these thermals.