The Salomon Merino II Zip Tech Tee base layer weighs 159g (men’s S); closer fit; merino wool aids warmth, giving the best of both worlds in theory; good cuffs and close-fitting collar; very comfortable against skin; wicks well; light; quick-drying. But zip a bit short; shortish sleeves and hem; only 20% merino, so name could mislead; pricy.
(01276) 404860; www.salomonsports.com
Verdict: The Salomon Merino II Zip Tech Tee is a well-performing base layer for a range of conditions.
Review by Simon Ingram
First published in Trail magazine October 2009