: A pure merino top that relies on the natural material for its magic. Although it uses a superfine blend, the natural itch of the merino was still present at first although it soon calmed down. Wicking and sweat absorption are up to the usual high standard of merino, with moisture being quickly drawn to the outside of the fabric, although it does take a while to dry out totally. Although the stitching is apparently flat, there is too much of it, especially under the arms, where it can chafe. The deep zip neck is good for regulating temperature and the baggy sleeves can be easily pulled up too. There is a fairly hard-wearing feel to the fabric too.
Fabric: Merino wool
Features: Ventilating neck zip, technical thumb loops, flat-locked seams
Contact: 0800 840 1411; www.rohan.co.uk