When it comes to base layers you could easily be excused for thinking there's a choice between high price and low price, with high price being the best. The reality is that there's 3 distinct types of base layer and price is only part of the equation. The Berghaus Vapour…
Overall View The Chocolate Fish TeMata 260 Merino Zipneck is a true multi-purpose baselayer/midlayer, suitable for use on its own or as part of a layered system in a surprising range of conditions. Real World Test The TeMata 260 Merino Zipneck isn't the first offering from Chocolate Fish we've tried,…
Friday, 02 May 2014 15:13

Icebreaker Mondo Zip Reviewed

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Overall View A lot to spend on a baselayer but soon pays its way with fewer washes needed while saving weight and pack bulk. Easy clean on the trail. Some find merino itchy and some feel outsourced production doesn't meet New Zealand's original quality but judged on its own merits…
Friday, 02 May 2014 15:06

Mammut Atacazo Zip-T Reviewed

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The Mammut Atacazo Zip-T is officially a base layer, but doubles up easily as a single layer for when the sun comes out. Offset seams make it comfortable at traditional rubpoints and the drop tail is ideal for the uk climate. The waffle structure outer surface of the Polartec PowerDry…