Montane Bionic (2014)

As its name suggests, this is a top which means business. The Bionic is sleek and technical, with a slightly looser fit than the other base-layers to ensure ease of movement for strenuous days out in the hills. It’s incredibly lightweight and floats against the skin like gossamer – perfect for sweaty climbs on otherwise chilly days. But it’s the blend of synthetic and natural materials which really sets it apart from the rest. Made up of 61% polyester and 39% merino wool, it keeps the luxurious feel and odour-resistant qualities of merino but has the advantage of being quick-drying and highly efficient at wicking away moisture. But if things do get too hot, the zip-neck allows that quick blast of cool air to make the climb more comfy. It doesn’t have a chin-guard, but the zip is separated from the skin by a soft inner seam which ensures you’re swaddled in softness from top to bottom.

VITAL STATS
Sizes: XS-XL 

Weight: 170g 

Fabric: 61% polyester/39% merino wool

Washing needs: Wash warm with mild detergent
Contact: 01670 522 300
www.montane.co.uk