Chris Townsend chose this as a  ‘Recommended’ item

For once this top doesn’t have a fancy name, just one that describes what it is. The Berghaus Long Sleeve is a straightforward base layer with no features other than the zip neck.recommended

It’s made from Berghaus’s own-brand wicking polyester, which has a smooth outer and a grid pattern inner that moves moisture away from the skin very quickly and is warm for the weight. There’s a silver ion treatment to stop it smelling, which works well on a new garment. The fabric stretches so the top can be close-fitting without being restrictive.

The zip allows for ventilation though it could be a little longer for this. The sleeves are quite long and can be pulled over the back of the hands and also pushed up to cool the arms.

Length is good and I didn’t have any problems with the garment riding up. There are no seams over the shoulders.

The top can be worn as a base or mid layer and is comfortable and effective in both cases. The price is fairly low, making it a good choice as a cold weather top.