Alf Alderson shares his thoughts on Finisterre's merino wool long johns 

Finsterre Eddy Long John RRP £50 

Designed to go with the Eddy top, the matching long johns are also made from merino wool for its excellent wicking and breathability, along with odour resistance (with long johns being one of the pieces of ski gear for which this is perhaps the most vital attribute!)

As with the Eddy top the feel is soft and close, and flatlock stitched seams help prevent any chafing. I quite liked the contrasting elasticated waistband (not that anyone is likely to see it), and it’s worth knowing that beneath this you’ll find a fly, which pretty much means the Eddy long-john is designed for blokes…

FOR Soft, close fit

AGAINST Male-specific design

Finisterre say:

One of the unsung heroes of our range, these cold weather favourites have been updated with our latest fabric blend. Taking all the best properties of Merino wool, including temperature regulation and moisture wicking, we've added Tencel® to make the Argo Long Johns our softest and most comfortable yet, and all without the use of synthetic fibres.