The North Face Stretch Softwool Quarter zip base layer

The Stretch has the typical soft and stretchy feel of merino wool, and it performed with all the usual characteristics to make a very functional, versatile and comfortable base-layer that is hard to beat. The fit is casual and the fabric provides a useful amount of insulation when needed, yet never really feels too hot. It has a high collar – good for trapping heat and keeping sun off the back of the neck – and a long zip, which adds to its versatility. It soaks a little more sweat than the synthetic tops, but still doesn’t tend to feel cold, and it retains very little odour. Overall, a quality merino top that ticks all the boxes.

VITAL STATS
Sizes: S-XXL
Fabric: Merino wool/nylon
Features: Flat-locked seams; monkey cuff thumbs
Contact: 01539 822155;
www.thenorthface.com/eu