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Hot Chillys®, contrary to popular belief, is not a restaurant, a 1-800 hotline, or a rock band. We are the makers of the #1 base layer* in winter sport apparel. Basically, we make a technically superb product for anyone who likes to have a good time.

At our core, we are a fun company that began after three guys from Cali who loved Mexico, a cold cerveza, and happened to enjoy skiing, jotted down some ideas on a cocktail napkin, and presto, in 1985 Hot Chillys was born!

Hot Chillys introduced the very first body fit base layer. Appropriately called "The Original", it was a stretch product made from a blend of wool and polypropylene, and packaged in a bright yellow can. Now, 30 years later, the updated version of this same product, Micro-Elite Chamois, is still one of our best sellers and still comes packaged in a can!

We've tried a lot of things over the years, but one thing stays true - we make state-of-the-art products so you can focus on having fun. Beyond the food and drink, it's about the friends, the time on the mountain, the time on the beach, and pushing yourself in the outdoors. We are a company that doesn't think the party should end when the final icicle falls or the last snow-cap melts. Life is a fiesta and should be celebrated all year long. Hot Chillys is more than a product that works; it is a mindset that reaches beyond the slopes.

Today, the Hot Chillys product line consists of a wide variety of base layers, socks and fleece productsall with one thing in common, to keep you warm, dry, comfortable, and looking good so you can focus on whatever activity makes you happy.

 

*According to Leisure Trends SIA (Snowsports Industry of America) report of winter sport baselayer sales for 2012/2013

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