Berghaus Tech Tee LS Crew (2014)

Features
Featuring Berghaus’ high-wicking Argentium polyester fabric, and Polygiene odour control – an antimicrobial treatment – this is a well featured base layer. You also get UPF 30 solar protection, stretch fabric and a crew neck. A zipped-neck version is also available for £28. Women's version has stripes but is £22! 4/5

Fabric
Argentium is a type of silver, which hints at the weapon this fabric has in the fight against odour. Silver inhibits the growth of bacteria, so the stink factor of Argentium fabrics should be lower than standard synthetic base layers. On, it’s light (weight is 142g for a size M), comfortable, soft and has a good deal of stretch. 5/5

Fit
The Berghaus Tech Tee LS Crew’s fit is relaxed, which aids freedom of movement and airflow. Some will prefer a closer-fitting layer, while others will enjoy the relaxed feel. Wicking remains excellent. 4/5

In use
There’s little to dislike about the Berghaus Tech Tee LS Crew. While not as light as the Rab Aeon Long Sleeve, this has a more universally appealing feel. The inner is very soft, which feels great against the skin, and pulls moisture away from the body effectively. There’s an extra seam running midway up the arm, which feels a bit odd initially, but posed no problems in action. Drying was quick, the sun protection a welcome addition and despite a conservative hem length there was no riding up. 5/5

Value
This base layer from popular British brand Berghaus is packed with technical additions that make it great value. 5/5

Verdict
The Berghaus Tech Tee LS Crew is an all-round solid technical top with some useful additions at a great price. 4.6/5

Verdict
The Berghaus Tech Tee LS Crew is an all-round solid technical top with some useful additions at a great price. 4.6/5

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Review by Simon Ingram
First published in Trail magazine October 2014