4 years in the past, I used to be lucky to obtain a Males’s Sub Zero Issue 1 Plus Lengthy Sleeve Base Layer High. In earlier years, I attempted many alternative base layers, however I by no means discovered that they met my expectations. Once I tried this product, I used to be very impressed with its capabilities and efficiency, as highlighted within the evaluation I wrote.
Nevertheless, what I did not anticipate was how lengthy this product would final! This prime has been worn each winter, from October to March, for the previous 4 years. It’s used no less than as soon as, if not 2 or 3 occasions every week, and machine washed after every stroll. That’s roughly 250 machine washes. It has by no means shrunk, misplaced form or lowered efficiency. The highest is pretty much as good immediately because it was after I first tried it 4 years in the past.
It is extremely uncommon for a garment for out of doors actions to final as lengthy, not to mention look and carry out in addition to the day I unpacked it. That is why I made a decision to do the evaluation once more.
It was with nice expectation that I used to be trying ahead to testing and revising Sub Zero Thermal Base Issue 1+. I are inclined to generate lots of warmth when strolling, however it will get ‘worse’ in a short time after I use an ordinary technical base layer, which may make me chilly as quickly as I cease. I hoped that this product would stop me from overheating in the course of the stroll, however that it might hold me heat whereas resting. His specification actually seemed promising:
“The high-performance, breathable base layer below the garments acts like light-weight thermals. A part of the Sub Zero graduated warmth system that creates a microclimate to regulate physique temperature, successfully managing perspiration in any state of affairs.
Made with our personal tremendous delicate and resistant duel texture material, knitted with polyamide fibers. Layer 1 is technically superior and, as such, far more efficient than most efficiency garments fabricated from polyester materials. “
My first journey with the garments was on the primary actually chilly day of autumn. The air temperature was about 8 ° C with a cooling issue of about 5 ° C. I had chosen a brisk stroll alongside the Ridgeway with a good quantity of climbing to assist generate some physique warmth and I chosen Uffington Fort Hillfort too uncovered to relaxation. I used to be sporting Issue 1+ subsequent to the pores and skin, coated with an ordinary short-sleeved technical prime.
My second journey was on a chilly and stormy day with a chilly issue near zero. It was actually chilly sufficient for me to put on a hat and gloves. Within the higher a part of my physique I had the bottom layer Issue 1+ and a fleece. The stroll was very arduous and allowed me to generate lots of warmth with a really uncovered resting place chosen to attempt to shortly scale back my physique temperature.
In each outings I used to be very impressed with the efficiency. Whereas strolling, I used to be saved comfortably heat and dry, regardless of producing an excellent quantity of physique warmth. The fabric dissipated any sweat generated and maintained a fairly uniform physique temperature. Once I stopped for espresso, on each uncovered slopes, I felt cool, aside from the higher physique that remained heat in the course of the 30-minute interval.
Over time, I’ve tried many base layers. Some have been good at controlling the warmth whereas working arduous and a few at retaining me heat throughout relaxation intervals. Nevertheless, I by no means had a base layer that would do each till I attempted Issue 1+. I generate lots of warmth and I am recognized for standing nonetheless sweating! Utilizing issue 1+, I by no means felt uncomfortable with extra sweat and after I obtained again to the automotive to vary – all my garments had been dry.
The SubZero Issue 1+ thermal base layer may be very spectacular and I extremely suggest it.
Disclaimer: I obtained a Issue 1+ from the Sub Zero thermal base layer for the needs of this evaluation. All opinions are mine.