Mountaineering & Expeditions

Montane Primino Baselayer Review

Whether you are on a bikepacking expedition, trail running or climbing in the mountains during winter, you want to make sure that your baselayer is made from a good quality technical material.

Forget wearing a cotton t-shirt. If you wear cotton next to your skin, it will soak up the sweat, leaving you feeling cold and damp. A good sweat-wicking baselayer will keep you warm and dry even in the coldest climates.

Montane are known for making some of the most lightweight, breathable outdoor gear on the market. It’s not hard to see why they are at the forefront of fabric technology. They have designed garments to withstand extremely hostile winter conditions for teams such as the British Antarctic Survey and Mountain Rescue Teams across the UK.

“Montane have blended together two fabrics to make the perfect baselayer – merino wool and a synthetic textile called Primaloft.”

Montane have blended together two fabrics to make the perfect baselayer – merino wool and a synthetic textile called Primaloft. Merino wool is one of the most sought-after materials in the outdoor industry right now. The combination works well – the premium merino in the baselayer draws vapour sweat away from the body, while the PrimaLoft yarns wick liquid sweat across the surface of the fabric, allowing it to dry quicker. Montane have called this winning combination of fabrics ‘Primino’. You can build up a sweat and not worry about feeling the chill when you cool down afterwards.

The Montane Primino long-sleeved baselayer top is also coated with polygiene, a chemical which stops the growth of odour-causing bacteria on the fabric, so you can wear this top more and wash it less.

This top weighs 140g which makes it perfect for active use in warm and cold conditions. Montane have also designed a slightly heavier baselayer fabric weighing 220g for extremely cold winter expeditions and a selection of short-sleeved t-shirts, leggings, underwear and gloves, all made from Primino.

If you are looking for a top-quality baselayer that will see you through many years of wear and tear, take a closer look at Montane. It doesn’t matter if you are a trail runner, winter climber or bikepacker, you will appreciate the comfort, warm and durability of Montane’s Primino baselayers.

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