Product review

August 31, 2019

Dare2B base layer

Tested by: Russ

Cost:

GBP

Weight as set:

g

Miles used:

Miles

Times replaced:

Replacements

Review

Having a layering system that works well at a reduced weight is important and a base layer is one of the most important parts of that system. Having a base layer made of 100% polyester has its benefits and drawbacks, so why the Dare2B base layer?

 

Why the Dare2B base layer?

This is the first base layer I ever purchased. At the time I wanted something affordable and effective which I could use on my first section hikes of the South West Coastal Path. For a base layer I purchased a few years back and had it on pretty much every hike I’ve been on it’s held up really well.

 

How did it do

I took it around the world with me and used it on the Everest Base Camp Trek and used it on the Pacific Crest Trail, it’s been everywhere. The 100% polyester fabric is incredibly durable and has put up with countless washes, sweaty ascents and being folded and ripped out of my pack. It’s not quite as warm as my Ice Breaker base layer made of Merino wool, nor does it wick off sweat as quickly or dry as fast, but because it has lasted much longer it’s still my favourite base layer.

 

Value for money

For my size it came to around the £20 mark which is very good for a base layer and the fact that it last for so long, you’re getting a good deal.

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Overview

  • Durability 90% 90%
  • Comfort 80% 80%
  • Warmth 70% 70%
  • Value to weight ratio 80% 80%
  • Value for money 80% 80%

BPros

  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Warm for weight
  • Comfortable
  • Dry fast

CCons

  • Not as warm as Merino wool

Specs

Price:

From £20 on Amazon

Weight as set:

368g (12.98oz)

Materials:

100% polyester

Features

  • 100% brushed back polyester fabric
  • Thermal properties
  • 100% Polyester
  • Insulate Thermal Long Sleeve Baselayer T-shirt
  • Anti-bacterial odour control treatment

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