A really lightweight base-layer made from Sportwool – a unique fabric that blends the best properties of merino wool on the inside, and polyester on the outside. Merino wool excels at trapping water vapour perspiring from the skin, whilst polyester transports moisture to the outside, spreading it out so the fabric dries extremely fast. So this base-layer works just as well on its own in hot weather as it does underneath outer layers in cooler weather. Even on strenuous climbs on hot days, the fabric stays dry and comfortable, so you won’t get any post exercise chill, either. And most importantly, it will take a few days’ wear before it starts to pong. There’s a reflective panel on each cuff, too.
Fabric: SPORTWOOL™ Thermoknit – 62% polyester/38% merino wool
Contact: 01670 522 300 www.montane.co.uk
Review from Country Walking magazine, January 2012.