Sugoi Fino Carbon Long Sleeve Base Layer


Sugoi is a brand you can always trust when you are looking for a quality base layer and the long sleeved Fino Carbon is the perfect technical base layer for this time of year. 


We've been wearing it on the bike, in the gym and under a fleece on cold days even when we are not exercising, because it feels so good.  We would recommend it for any activity, including running and skiing, because it has an amazing ability to wick moisture away from your skin, keeping you dry and allowing you to manage your temperature – assuming of course that you have a technical, wicking layer on top as well.


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The really revolutionary thing about this base layer is that it is constructed from high wicking Polyester to keep you dry and also incorporates silver ions and carbon particles.  The function of the silver is to eliminate odour causing bacteria and the carbon (taken from renewable sources of course!) then absorbs and dissolves left over bacteria.  Sugoi assure us that the anti-bacterial properties of this garment will last and last, so you can get sweaty without worrying about the smell.


The super technical fabric is double knit and brushed on both sides, so it's warm and it also feels light and deliciously soft next to your skin.  The fit is excellent – raglan sleeves combined with a number of panels cut to give a great fit and all held together with flat seams to ensure there is no chafing. 


Attention to detail is the hallmark of Sugoi and in this base layer you get a fit that allows for a full range of movement, without any pulling or restriction.  The neckline is at just the right height and the length of the body allows for plenty of fabric to tuck in, keeping your lower back covered when you are bent forward on the bike.


Super easy to care for and at £31 it represents good value for money.  Just be sure to check your size though, because our tester who is a size 12 found the medium to be on the generous size.



Fabric:                 Fino Carbon (50 denier Polyester with silver ions and carbon particles)

Sizes:                  Women’s XS-XL

Colours:               Laguna (blue), Magenta, Black

Price:                   £31.00




Performance: 9

Value: 9

Super soft, long sleeved technical base layer that works to keep you odour free - perfect for this time of year, from a brand you can trust and with a good choice of colours too.


Tested by Janet Birkmyre

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