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Made from 100% superfine merino wool, this good value base layer for women is about as versatile as travel clothing gets
EDZ Merino Vest

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TravGear adores merino wool, but it’s often far too expensive to have mass appeal. However, having reviewed the EDZ Merino Wool Touch gloves recently – as well as the Patagonia Men’s Merino 1 Silkweight t-shirt and the legendary Icebreaker Tech T Lite t-shirt – TravGear was psyched to try out this 100% superfine merino top from EDZ.

EDZ Merino Vest: Super-light

Super lightweight, the EDZ is really thin; this is for humidity as well as being used as a base layer in cold for extra warmth. It’s got a bit of a stretch in it, so it’s comfortable to wear, and it’s not at all itchy when worn close to the skin. That’s merino wool for you – it feels much softer than it looks – and the EDZ is a great example.

EDZ Merino Vest: Wear it anywhere

With a rounded neck, the EDZ isn’t too low-cut, and the length is good, too; it’s slightly longer than most travel vests. Despite being super-thin, it’s not see-through at all, so it can be worn anywhere.

EDZ Merino Vest: Great wicking

In our test it was even worn to yoga, where it didn’t get sweaty – it’s got great wicking skills – and neither did it rise up easily. Available in black, white, or graphite grey, it’s that stretch that gives it a good fit that almost convinces us that the EDZ is one to travel with.

Price as reviewed: £30