The North Face Flight Series Zip base layer weighs 83g (men’s S); closer fit; supremely comfy; incredibly light; well-fitting; antimicrobial treatment; good wicking action; close-fitting with a decent length and cut; comfy seams; very fast-drying; good price. But it’s frighteningly fragile-feeling; synthetic fabric pills easily so not likely to be especially durable.
(01539) 738882; www.thenorthface.com
Verdict: The North Face’s Flight Series Zip is a very comfortable base layer for runners and walkers, but it may not be durable enough for the hard stuff.
Review by Simon Ingram
First published in Trail magazine October 2009