Hot Chillys® started in 1984 after three guys from Cali who loved Mexico, skiing, in the boot ski pants and a cold cerveza jotted down some ideas on a cocktail napkin. 

The result was 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, over 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!