The Stretch has the typical soft and stretchy feel of merino wool, and it performed with all the usual characteristics to make a very functional, versatile and comfortable base-layer that is hard to beat. The fit is casual and the fabric provides a useful amount of insulation when needed, yet never really feels too hot. It has a high collar – good for trapping heat and keeping sun off the back of the neck – and a long zip, which adds to its versatility. It soaks a little more sweat than the synthetic tops, but still doesn’t tend to feel cold, and it retains very little odour. Overall, a quality merino top that ticks all the boxes.
Fabric: Merino wool/nylon
Features: Flat-locked seams; monkey cuff thumbs
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