A really lightweight merino base-layer, with a bit of added polyester. It feels great next to the skin – soft, itch-free and not too tight – and even though the fabric is quite thin, it does a great job of trapping warmth. As you’d expect from a combination of polyester and merino, it’s very breathable and wicks away sweat really well, keeping you dry and comfortable all day long. Even though there’s a bit of polyester in the mix, it will take a fair amount of wear before it starts to pong. Wash cold to prevent shrinkage, but you can chuck it in the machine with everything else. To help make it last longer, wear it next to the skin underneath outer layers, rather than directly underneath a pack.
Fabric: 63% merino wool; 37% polyester
Contact: 0800 389 5861 www.millets.co.uk
Review from Country Walking magazine, January 2012.