At A Glance
You can’t get much plusher than a Merino wool base layer, and this offering from Endura is pretty top spec at a fairly reasonable price. Merino wool has some magic properties, which make it very desirable. First up, it is a great insulator and it doesn’t smell after you have worn it for a while. It will also keep you warm even when it gets wet, so on those days when you get caught out in the rain it is a good companion to have along…Buy Base Layers on
On the Trail
Slipping into the base layer you can feel the soft wool against your skin… Hang on this sounds like a fabric conditioner commercial! Scrap that! In a manly way it’s bloody soft, doesn’t itch at all and the snug fit instantly feels warm when you put it on. The generous sleeves help it keep all of your arms warm which is great for circulation to your hands and the long body means you can tuck it into your shorts. The flatlocked stitching makes it super comfortable, even on long rides with a heavy camera bag on your back (which is how this baselayer was tried and tested by our team!). The wool also has natural wicking qualities, so it is good at drawing the sweat away from your skin.
Warm, comfortable and doesn’t smell too bad after a couple of rides, which makes it perfect for weekend trips to trail centres when you are too lazy to pack an extra one or do any washing! For the price it is about the best quality base layer you can lay your hands on. Get one and you won’t be disappointed this winter!Buy Base Layers on
This review was in Issue 3 of IMB.For more information visit Endura
By Rou ChaterRou Chater is the Publishing Editor of IMB Magazine; he’s a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, but his passion for bikes knows no bounds. His first mountain bike was a Trek 820, which he bought in 1990. It didn’t take him long to earn himself a trip to the hospital on it, and he’s never looked back since. These days he’s keeping it rubber side down, riding locally and overseas as much as possible.