Made from 100% superfine merino wool, this good value base layer for women is about as versatile as travel clothing gets
TravGear adores merino wool, bit 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.
Super lightweight, the EDZ is proper 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.
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.
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 most convinces us that the EDZ is one one to travel with.