The Haglöfs 021 Zip Polo base layer weighs 186g (men’s S); closer fit; excellent wicking performance so good for hot weather; thumb loops; Polygiene odour control; cut to prevent cold spots; excellent zip; comfortable collar; warm; longer cut. But it’s covered in visible seams (though they are off the main chafe zones); only available in black, so heats in the sun; closer fit than most, so try first.
0845 602 7343; www.haglofs.se
Verdict: The Haglöfs 021 Zip Polo base layer is a well-engineered synthetic technical top, good at sweat control, but check fit and freedom of movement.
Review by Simon Ingram
First published in Trail magazine October 2009