- If I was only allowed clothes wth one particular fibre , made by one particular brand, on a desert island, I would choose merino garments made by Icebreaker. Full stop. It is non-itch, even for very sensitive skin; if you wash every day, it is no-stinkum for up to a week or two; it is warm in winter, especially if you layer it, and it is cool in hot weather; it wicks perfectly and is warm and still comfortable when wet; it is stretchy, the fit is great, it retains its shape and doesn't go baggy; it dries quickly, packs small and light, has good longevity, and it looks fabulous.
- It's not important, but with this Siren top I wasn't altogether keen on the faint green narrow stripe: I didn't notice it in the website image, so I thought it was just pale grey.
The 150g/m fabric doesn't last as long as the higher weights: it can hole and ladder too soon for the cost of the garment. It is a far wiser economy to buy fewer garments of 200g/m and more, than to buy more items of 150g/m weght.
Bodyfit 200g/m lasts very well; the fit is close and sporty, so you might have to order a size larger than normal.
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Published on: 27 January 2016