The foundation of a functional layering system.
Our Microlite Performance 1/4 Zipped Top is a high-performance, technical base layer — designed to form the foundation of a functional layering system.
Made from a soft 100% polyester, it’s lightweight, quick drying and high wicking — its primary purpose is to avoid evaporative heat loss by wicking moisture away from the surface of your skin and out through your layers for dispersal.
It’s also luxuriously comfortable next to the skin: all the seams are flat-locked stitched so they lay flush against the skin — eliminating any chaffing or rubbing.
We’ve treated the top with an advanced anti-microbial finish to give it an amazing resistance to the build of natural body odour. You really can wear it for days without feeling the need to freshen up. On a long backcountry trip, where washing facilities are limited, it’s a real boon — to your popularity with your mates, if nothing else.
And when the time finally does come for a bit of “squad rotation” you’ll find its simplicity itself to wash. Just throw it in the washing machine or rinse it through with travel wash. Hang it out to dry and — the next morning — it’ll be ready for duty.
It’s also been rated to provide UPF 40+ Sun Protection — not necessarily always essential in a British Summer. But we live in hope.