The EDZ All Season Zip Neck Top base layer weighs 190g (men’s S); looser fit in body; close fit in sleeves; light; good freedom of movement; economical use of seams and none of them problematic; good wicking abilities; comfortable; thermally versatile. But diagonal neck zip is not ideal for use with a rucksack and does not aid venting; only comes in black, which is hot in the sun; no women’s version.
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Verdict: The EDZ All Season Zip Neck Top gives excellent wicking but a broader range and a more conventional zip are needed on this synthetic base layer.
Review by Simon Ingram
First published in Trail magazine October 2009