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Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer

£94.99 www.smartwool.com

This stretchy wool baselayer is perfect for cooler days. It feels soft and cosy next to the skin, with flat seams to reduce chafing. The plush fabric offers lots of warmth but also remains breathable. The arms were a great length and the stretchy material allowed them to be made longer if necessary.  It fit very well over wider hips without any riding up. After several days consecutive wear, it didn’t smell, and washed well on a normal 30°C wash. The pattern looks a little like a bus seat cover from the 1970s but that can be forgiven thanks to how well it performs. 

▶ Verdict: Like wearing a big, warm, soft hug.

▶ Best for: Cooler days where you still want a breathable baselayer.

Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70