WHW Kit Review
It’s nice to have something different. Norwegian merino fits the bill I think.
It has raglan sleeves, a long zip with a medium height collar and the stitching is all flatlocked. The fit is slim without being skin tight. The length is good on the arms and the body, personal preference from me would always have the cuffs down to my thumb but that would annoy most folk. These will just cover your watch.
The build quality is good, the zip is a bit clunky to use but it has a nice wide puller that you can use with gloves.
The fabric is very good. It must be the softest merino I’ve used. The weave is very open and it seems to dry faster than most other merino. I wore it on my training runs, the WHW and on my Lakes trip this week as well as some day trips, so it’s had a lot of use. It’s survived several washes very well, keeping it’s shape in a 40deg synthetic wash cycle. I’ve slept a few nights in it as well and it was a joy, simply by being annonymously comfy, as well as remaining innofensive to my olfactory system.
There is other colours, but I love the sky blue and navy blue baseball jersey look. They sent me a matching set of leggings in the same fabric which I haven’t had a chance to use yet. Next winter there I think unless I get the scissors out and make some boxers if I’m stuck inside on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Dale are moving production to the old Icebreaker site in Fiji, it’ll be interesting to see what effect that has on the kit.
Edit: It’s pronounced “Dah-lah”.