Black is a power colour and with the breathable mesh panels in key areas, this baselayer was both functional and stylish. The synthetic material is very stretchy, particularly in the arms, which were an excellent length. It is figure hugging but didn’t ride up excessively when on the move. The cuffs have an extra piece of material that flips over the hand to stop your hands freezing in the wind and rain, and meaning you don’t have to always wear gloves, this feature was particularly good when running but had its uses while hiking too. The flat lock seams meant there was no rubbing and there are no scratchy labels either – the washing instructions are embroidered into the inside hem, so they’ll never fade. It washed well, retaining its shape and smelling fresh.
▶ Verdict: Soft, stretchy, seamless and stylish.
▶ Best for: Any activities where comfort and breathability are important.
Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70