With mid-layering becoming more popular by the season, ensure you know you're getting the best on the market. Take a look at Alf's recent review on the Icebreaker Descender.
WHAT THEY SAY: "A technical midlayer designed to insulate and breathe during cold, high-output days up in the mountains, out on the slopes or on the trails, the Men’s Descender Long Sleeve Zip is designed for those on the move. Made with our 240gm textured terry corespun fabric, which uses nylon fibers wrapped in merino wool for added durability and quicker drying, the Descender features a high-loft brushed back with heat-trapping channels to help regulate your temperature during technical high-exertion pursuits like skiing, climbing or running in cold conditions. Lighter-weight side panels help manage moisture and dump excess heat when you’re moving fast, while the zippered chest pocket with media cord port keeps your music flowing or stashes small essentials.
WHAT ALF SAYS: The Descender is one of the nicest bits of kit I’ve reviewed this winter – the 240gm textured fabric feels great against the skin and the cut is also just right, being neither too tight nor too loose. On top of this it looks really good, so much so that you could wear the Descender just about anywhere.