The Highlander Bamboo Base Layer weighs 174g (men’s S); closer fit; superb price; excellent wicking abilities; very comfy; soft fabric with a generous cut at rear and plenty of stretch; bamboo fabric has natural antibacterial properties to reduce odour. But its simple styling won’t appeal to everyone; no zip; black colour (blue for women) not ideal in the sun.
(01506) 438438; www.highlander-outdoor.com
Verdict: The Highlander Bamboo Base Layer is a good-value, very comfortable base layer that is short on features and style but does the job.
Review by Simon Ingram
First published in Trail magazine October 2009