EDZ 100% Merino 190g Long Sleeve Crew review

Merino wool base layer

BikeRadar score2.5/5

As the name suggests, this 100 percent merino wool base layer from EDZ weighs in at 190g, and is indeed white.

The superfine merino wool is comfortable and soft against the skin. You can start to feel it get a little itchy on the arms when you start to sweat a bit, but thanks to the wicking nature of the material, that doesn’t last long. 

In terms of insulation, EDZ have done a good job in ensuring you stay warm, even on the coldest of days. Our main niggle here though is that when it’s damp, it begins to smell. Since it’s a base layer, it gets damp – and therefore stinky – pretty quickly.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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