Craft Cool T with mesh

 

The Craft Cool T base layer is perfect for the warmer temperatures that are just around the corner, we promise!  A clever combination of different fabrics, perform different functions in different zones to optimise both wicking and cooling.

 

Craft Cool T with Mesh

 

Craft have looked at where the cycling body creates most heat and they have developed a panel of cool mesh fabric that works really hard to keep you cool and dry in these areas.  This panel runs from the base of the neck, across the shoulders and extends to the under arm area, and it is incredibly efficient at venting heat and perspiration.

 

The rest of the base layer uses a HEXA channelled fibre, which boasts a unique construction with six channels that actually pulls perspiration away from the body to help keep you cool.  The effect is dramatically more efficient than ordinary base layers and we found the mild chilling effect very pleasant indeed.  As air passes over the outer layer you can actually feel the cooling effect of the base, as sweat is taken away from your body while you are on the move.

 

The fabric feels really soft next to the skin and the fit is close, rather than skin tight like some base layers, but there is enough contact with the skin to allow the fabric to do its wicking thing and in addition it offers a very welcome ultra violet protection factor of 50+.

 

It would be fair to say, that in our experience, Craft always pay close attention to the fit – their women’s specific range really does fit a proper female shape – and this base is no exception.  They call it an ergonomic 3D construction and it is born of years studying the pedalling body, so they really do design clothing that follows your every move on the bike.  There is plenty of tuck in too, so the base does not ride up when you are bent over the bars or riding on the drops.

 

Sadly the colour choices are limited to black or white, but the contrasting seams add some style to both options and we really liked the Pro Cool odour resistant feature, combined with washing it at 40 degrees, which made it so easy to look after.

 

A super functional base layer that combines high tech fabrics with a great fit, to keep you cool in warmer temperatures.

Sizes: XS to XL

Colours:  White or black

Price: £33.00

Website: craft.se - Cool T with Mesh 

 

 

Performance: 9/10

Value: 9/10

 

Tested by Jan Birkmyre

 

 

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