Good value for Merino wool, although I see from the website that Finnisterre have dropped the price recently. It has a soft jersey knit, with broad cuffs and a relaxed, youthful fit. It looks so lovely that mine has even done a couple of pub outings – not normal for a base layer. Odour management is great, but it isn’t brilliant at handling moisture, and is a bit chunky for active use – quickly becoming laden with sweat. It feels more like après surf gear – for warming up with a mug of hot chocolate after some wild winter waves.
VERDICT: Looks great, but underperforms as a technical base layer.
BEST FOR: Effortless style, post activity.
Review by Lucy Wallace @