First Layer Power Grid L/Sleeve

This new lightweight Polartec® base layer fabric has been created for maximum thermal efficiency. The tufted next to skin fleece grids emulate the old string singlet concept of slowing the loss of heat by creating a slow moving air zone around your body. The bi-component spun and filament polyester combination structure makes sure the fibre touching your skin remains as dry and any excess moisture is wicked to the outer layer where it is spread across a wide area for fast drying. The wide open weave gives maximum breathability during exercise. In cold conditions the heat loss is contained by a light windproof garment over the fabric. Worn in conjunction with a windproof this Power Grid® fabric has over twice the thermal efficiency of a standard base layer in the same weight. This grid construction with a bi-component polyester yarn combination creates its own category when it comes to lightweight warmth and moisture management. It is a true circuit breaker in the quest for performance. The addition of spandex gives this fabric a comfortable four way stretch. Like all our Polartec® bi-component polyester fabrics it washes odour free. Garments have a close athletic fit.

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New favourite base layer for cool weather hiking
I wore one of these every day for 19 days while hiking the NW and S circuits in Rakiura National Park. The moisture management and next to skin comfort is just incredible, far better than the merino tops I would have worn in the past. Before when I stopped for breaks I'd be rushing to get another layer on, and would notice my back was particularly soaked in sweat. This top seems to wick away my sweat fast enough that even when I am doing intense stop-start activity like climbing a boggy, exposed hill on the southern circuit, I remained comfortable despite the trying conditions. It was around 10ÂșC every day, with slight breezes, and I feel that was a perfect temperature for this top. Odour was not too bad at the end despite only giving it one quick wash outside a hut, certainly far better than the polypros I used as my hut clothes. I don't know if washing inside out would help with pilling, but mine is certainly doing that a bit after a few months of wear/washing. Still looks and feels great, and is far, far more durable than wool. No nicks or holes from pack clips/straps! I think I may buy every colour, I love mine so much. Perfect for tramping around NZ in autumn/winter/spring. Review by Nathan / (Posted on 1/10/2018)

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