Berghaus Active Thermal long sleeve crew neck T-shirt base layer review

Versatile, warm and comfortable

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £46.00 RRP
Berghaus Active Thermal base layer

Our review

A versatile and warm base with the easy-wearing comfort of a long-sleeve T-shirt
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This is one of the heavier-weight base layers that we’ve tested, and as such it makes a good extra warming as well as wicking layer for when the worst of the winter weather kicks in. The greater thickness also means we wore it on its own for a lot of mild autumn riding.

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The fit is more like that of a long-sleeve T-shirt – it’s not classic base layer skinny – so it looks more than acceptable without anything over the top. Its bulk does mean it doesn’t slide under our traditional bike jerseys so well, but under looser-fit stuff the smooth outer surface makes layering it easy enough.

We associate the soft grid on the inside with efficient wicking – and it lives up to that notion – and although it’s a fairly substantial material, it does dry overnight. Close attention has been paid to the construction too, with strong detailing, such as a bound neck seam for smoothness, and well-finished flatlock seams.

We found ourselves wearing this a lot off the bike too, which is a very good sign. Its easy fit means it can be worn alone, making it versatile across other activities.

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The extra back length is really the only nod towards bike fit, though, and oddly the sleeves are not correspondingly long – we would’ve ideally liked some extra length there.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Active Thermal (14)
Brand Berghaus

Description Material: 92% polyester, 8% Elastane Argentium Thermal Grid. Colours: Black, Thunder grey, Mykonos blue
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens Womens