Daniel Neilson tests out a diverse range of base layers. On test Helly Hansen Baselayer

Despite the pretty lurid colour scheme (they’re not all like that) this Helly Hansen is a good baselayer. It’s nothing out of the ordinary, but it’s very comfortable on the skin. I like the long half-length zip. It wicks really well thanks to the patterning. There’s a good stretch and it moves well with the body. It’s one of the looser fit tops here.

Reviewed in February 2015 Issue


  • Overall: 4 out of 5

Pros: smooth material, wicking capabilities, light weight

Cons: A tad pricey

  • Price: £50
  • Weight: 166g
  • Style: Zip neck
  • Fabric: 65% polyester 35% polypropylene
  • Sizes: S-XXL, women XS-XL
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