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VOORMI – MEN’S LONG SLEEVE BASELAYER CREW Review

A few months back VOORMI sent out their men’s long sleeve base-layer crew to try out. The long sleeve shirt uses VOORMI’s Dual Surface™ technology. It’s in Voormi’s bases-layer line, but I would actually qualify it as a mid-layer based on it’s weight and functionality.

First Impressions

I found the material a little less soft compared to some of my other base layer wool fabrics I like using from Rapha and Smartwool. With that said, I believe the Base-layer crew to be an excellent Mid-layer, which is how I intend to use it.

Color Options

The crew comes in 4 different color options and retails for $119. The color option I received is call Hatch and it reminds me of a high tech camo.

When To Wear

The shirt is excellent for hiking and running and keeping you warm on cold days. I do recommend using it in combination with a thinner base layer for maximum heat management in cool or cold weather.

I did have a rather tough time trying to test the base-layer out because it has been so warm here in Austin. But luckily a few cold mornings allowed me to go for runs and hikes to see how it performed and I was really pleased.

Sizing

I received is a Large and it fits great. I have seen other reviews where people say it’s a bit big, but for those who have wider shoulders it’s a great fit.

DUAL SURFACE™

DUAL SURFACE™ precision blended technology is ideal for next-to skin-applications. This fine-micron wool construction features a thin inner layer of high-performance wicking yarns designed to pull moisture off the body and disperse it on to the outer facing surface of the fabric. Once there, the natural temperature and moisture regulating properties of wool are free to take over, keeping you dry and comfortable throughout the day.

WHAT IS PRECISION BLENDING?

Precision Blending brings a completely unique performance to wool by combining the best of next-to-skin, moisture-wicking fibers and outer-facing, abrasion-resistant fibers. It is a proprietary textile construction technology that allows for the strategic introduction of high-performance synthetic fibers exactly where we want them (and not where we don’t). Compared to decades-old blending techniques where simple filler is added to wool at the yarn level, this intelligent way of introducing performance-enhancing fibers during the knitting/weaving process allows us to three-dimensionally control where each yarn ends up in the finished construction.

DUAL SURFACE UL™

Dual Surface UL™ precision blended technology uses natural fibers – wool and cotton – to produce the lightest garments in the entire VOORMI® line. Weighing in at just under 100g per square meter (30 to 50 grams lighter than the leading ultra-light merino fabrics currently on the market), Dual Surface UL™ delivers an unprecedented level of warm-weather comfort and all-season performance in a sun-shielding, lightweight construction. This collection is built with a thin inner layer of high-performance wicking yarns designed to pull moisture off the body and disperse it to the outer-facing surface of the fabric where the combination of natural elements (temperature and wind) and moisture-regulating properties of wool take over, keeping you dry and comfortable from sunrise to sunset.

Bottom Line

If you are into the outdoors and are looking for a high-performance clothing company VOORMI is definitely a company to check out. If you are located in Pagosa Springs, CO or Boseman, MT, you can check their storefront.

About The Author

Tom Crandall

Tom has been writing about photography, cycling, running and fitness since 1988, covering everything from the product reviews to the latest in fitness trends. Tom is the Editor-in-chief of GearMashers.com, 10KstepsDaily.com, EndTheTrendNow.com, AntiqueOutings.com, MiniatureReview.blogspot.com and a few other publications, he began racing in college while getting an Information Resource Management degree at George Mason University. Based in the photography and cycling-crazed city of Austin, Texas, with his wife Kathleen and pug Olaf, Tom enjoys running, walking or riding most every day.

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