DHB have completely overhauled their clothing range for winter 2011, essentially going back and designing a whole line-up of new products that includes several superfine merino wool base layers.
Roses undershirt is a remarkably competent polyester base layer thanks to its sculpted fit and efficient moisture management, leaving an arid, comfortable and odour free inner climate-even worn beneath less sophisticated materials. However, I'd forgo the fabric softener if you're throwing it in with the regular wash and of the two colours, I’d plump for the black every time.
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.
You know the full SP on compression gear by now, right? It’s designed to increase the flow of blood to your muscles and so improve your speed and power, and to help disperse waste products like lactic acid. Yes, it sounds far-fetched but this is a world where Noel Edmonds still makes a living on TV so who knows what’s really possible?