I was pleasantly surprised by how well this performed, especially given the price. There’s a wicking layer next to the skin which is incredibly soft and comfortable, topped by a silky face fabric. Despite the 100% synthetic construction it withstands multiple days wear without getting too offensive in the pong department – the brand have finished the product with ‘polygiene’ which seems to work well in this case. Seams are flatlocked, the fit is relaxed and allows plenty of arm movement, and although the sleeves themselves are slightly tighter than others here, there’s still enough stretch to pull them over the elbows. This is an excellent baselayer that kept has me cool and dry through high summer conditions. Weight approx. 150g.
▶ Best for: Hike, bike, run, climb in 3 seasons.
▶ Verdict: Luxury performance at a budget price.
Review by David Lintern @davidjlintern