A classic full merino top with all the characteristics that you would expect. It’s not too heavy a weight of fabric so it works well over a wide range of temperatures, with a reasonably snug fit that gives plenty of warmth when you need it. It wicks sweat incredibly well, although it’s not the fastest-drying on test (typical of the natural fabric). Body odour isn’t really an issue either, with several days of use being perfectly possible without any obvious stink rearing its ugly head. The zip neck adds extra versatility to the top, allowing you to open up the collar when it’s warmer and batten down the hatches when it’s not, and the sleeves can also be rolled up if need be.
Fabric: Merino wool
Features: Zip neck, flat-locked stitching, forward side seam
Contact: 01572 772437; www.icebreaker.com