Vangard Women's turtleneck base layer  £33.99

8/10

Good value, comfortable and does its job well

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by hgorman   October 21, 2009  

Vangard women's turtleneck

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It’s hard to get excited about a base layer, but this one has some endearing features that make me a fan. Simple things like flat seams and putting the care label on the outside of the garment demonstrate that the designers have through about its function.

I put this through a cold autumn hill climb and long descent in the shaded Welsh valleys. It wicked away moisture on the way up, and kept me nice and toasty on the long way down (if only I’d remembered my overshoes and my feet would have been the same!) It stayed dry and warm all day and although l look forward to seeing how well it performs in the midst of winter, I’m hoping for a few more of these bright autumn days!

Turtle neck and soft fabric feels nice around my neck and fits nicely under the same neck line as my other jerseys.

Goes in the wash with all my normal darks and has come out as good as new so far. Suspect this will be well used this winter and fits really nicely under all my long and short sleeve jerseys.

I’m a size 12 and my jersey is a medium, but I could probably get away with a small.

Verdict

Good value, comfortable and does it's job well.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Vangard Women\'s turtleneck base layer

Size tested: M

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
8/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
9/10
Rate the product for value:
 
9/10

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes, comfortable and warm

Would you consider buying the product? Yes, definately

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 36  Height: 5ft4  Weight: 63kg

I usually ride: Giant TCR  My best bike is: Giant Aeryn Alliance TT

I've been riding for: 5-10 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding, Triathlon

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