Helly’s thick 3-Layer fabric combined with a very high roll-neck make the Verglas Hybrid a very warm base-layer. The sizing feels a bit on the small side, but the fabric relaxes a bit with wear. The hem and cuffs are both quite long, and cover the hips and wrists well, even when reaching forward. And the cuffs are tight-fitting with thumb loops, which do a great job of trapping warm air, but can feel a little constricting if you’re hot and desperate for some venting. The fabric is quick-drying and wicks well, and a thinner panel of fabric across the back helps prevent sweat build-up under a pack. The deep neck zip allows a welcome flow of air when you need it, too. It lost marks for smelling bad after a few wears.
Features: Zip neck, 3-Layer technology
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