A warm, thick, 100% merino wool base-layer, which for the first few wears will probably feel a little itchy. It won’t win any prizes for style, but definitely scores high for practicality. The fit is super-tight to trap warm air, and allows the fabric to wick away sweat easily too. Also, the body and arm lengths are long enough so that you won’t suffer draughts when reaching. Unfortunately, it did suffer a bit of shrinkage after the first wash, but the fabric is strong and thick and will endure a lot of sweating before the first hint of a pong. Overall, not a bad price for a 100% merino base-layer.
Fabric: 100% 200g weight merino wool
Contact: 01900 810260 www.edzlayering.com
Review from Country Walking magazine, January 2012.