Alf Alderson gives us the lowdown on men's and women's base layers by Burnt Custard
Burnt Custard Base Layer (men's and women's) RRP £59.99
Your base layer needs to be as comfortable as possible, and Burnt Custard’s meryl microfibre is certainly that, with the company claiming that it’s ‘softer than cashmere at the same time as being able to give more durability than merino wool’.
Well, it’s certainly soft, and only time will tell when it comes to durability. In addition to softness you also get four-way stretch, breathability and moisture management and even good protection from UVA and UVB rays (UPF80), meaning you can use it in summer as well as winter.
In addition, all Burnt Custard base layers offer the same level of compression as some of the hardest polyester products but without any hardness or scratchiness, meaning they assist with reducing muscle soreness after exercise and also help reduce recovery time.
Burnt Custard base layers are also recognisable from their bright colourways, and they’ll appeal to the patriot or Brexiteer in you as they’re all manufactured in the UK.
FOR Versatile, soft and warm
AGAINST The tight fit of a compression layer may not appeal to everyone.