|Craft Prozero base layer|
This has turned out to be a great find, compensating for the mediocre Montane featherlite marathon jacket that I’m also wearing in this picture.
Craft clothing have a couple of different terms for their baselayers with the Pro Cool being designed for keeping you cool in warm weather and Pro Zero for cold conditions, which is the subject of this brief review. Over all I am very pleased with it, better than I thought actually. Here’s why:
- It fits really well. I went for the medium size and it is a good fit for me; nice and snug. There’s a certain amount of stretch in the material which is helpful. It is also cut quite well for cyclists i.e. slightly longer arms and a slightly longer than tail.
- It is made from a light, soft fabric which rolls up tightly (handy for touring). Clearly to get the best from this base layer it needs to be worn as part of a layering system.
- The performance is superb. I have had a few sub-zero runs lately and it has performed very well. Moisture wicking has been faultless. It has helped keep me at just the right temperature during a cold run involving huffing and puffing my way up a few hills and blasted by bitterly cold winds when I reached the top.
- Flat lock seams for comfort – very comfortable.