Mountain Junky Tshirt, Hoody & Balaclava
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- Last updated: 19/01/2017
The organic bamboo used in these items is chosen for its performance as much as for its “green cred” (the bamboo is naturally grown and needs no pesticides or insecticides, is 100% biodegradable, quick growing, high yield, improves soil quality, does not damage soil stability and can be grown where other crops would fail) and the fabric is high wicking, naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, blocks 98% of harmful UV rays, is naturally antistatic, has a high abrasion resistance and is very tough.
The fabric, derived from bamboo plants, has all this and is yet as soft and comfortable, silkily smooth and kind to sensitive skins!
The technical long-sleeved T-Shirt I have been trying has proved very good indeed. The cut of the 95% bamboo 5% Spandex shirt includes raglan sleeves with flat-locked shoulder seams, lightly elasticated cuffs and a good long cut. Anyone with long arms will be particularly pleased with the long sleeve length.
The T-shirt can be worn as a base layer in cold conditions, or on its own in warmer climes and gives very good “thermo regulation”, feeling warm in the cold and cool in the heat.
The T-shirt will not get smelly too quickly. I wore mine for 60 hours straight, in sweaty activities and to sleep in and I smelt as sweet, and felt as comfortable at the end as at the start. Washing the T-shirt is easy as it will take a 40 degree C wash as happily as a rinse in a mountain stream and it dries fairly quickly as well.
An excellent technical T-shirt, the Mountain Junky Technical Bamboo T-Shirt costs around £24.99 and is available in sizes S-XL in colours NATO Green, Khaki, Hi Vis Yellow, Black or White.
The Bamboo Mix Hoody Jacket is as at home in town as half-way up a mountain and features a classic hoody cut in a 30% bamboo 70% organic cotton fabric.
The hem and cuffs are strongly elasticated, the zip a solid metal number and the hood lined, while the inside of the body of the jacket and the twin pockets, has a fleecy finish.
The feel of the jacket is luxurious and yet it is tough and durable as well.
When it gets really cold the button-in 95% bamboo 5% Spandex balaclava comes into its own, offering silky soft comfort and extra warmth. When not needed, the balaclava can be unbuttoned, or can even be work separately or with other garments.
Again, the Jacket can take a 40 degree C wash, is reasonably quick drying and is very comfortable to wear.
Available in sizes M-XL in NATO Green, Black or Khaki, the Mountain Junky Bamboo Mix Hoody Jacket costs around £42.99 and is a tough and versatile bit of kit.
Bamboo seems to be the technical fabric of the future, offering top end performance, superior comfort and all the green cred you could ask for - all at a reasonable price (to your pocket and the environment)!
Laboratory testing of the T-Shirt fabric, to scientifically evaluate its composition and wicking ability is ongoing