Just In - BAM Bamboo Clothing
Newly arrived are two BAM tops made from bamboo-based fabrics.
Posted: 25 April 2013
A quick heads up on some of the softest feeling technical baselayer fabric we've ever encountered - it's a bamboo fabric and it comes from BAM Clothing who reckon they were the first brand to sell bamboo clothing in Europe back in 2006 no less.
We've got a couple of tops from them. One is a round-necked, long-sleeved baselayer with thumb-loops. It's got flat-locked stitching for comfort and we also note that the tops of the shoulders are seam free, which is always a good call if you're carrying a pack.
We've also got a basic tee-shirt with a round-neck and short sleeves just like, well, a tee-shirt really. Both tops use a fabric which is 68% bamboo viscose, 28% cotton and 4% elastane for a bit of stretch and the one thing we can tell you right now is that it's deliciously soft - did we really write that?
Wicking And More
But it is, really nice. It's also, according to BAM, moisture wicking, climate controlling, anti-bacterial and soft, which we've already covered. Our previous experience of bamboo-based fabrics was that while they were comfortable and also smelt nice, they tended to hold onto moisture a little bit too much for prolonged hard use, but we're keeping an open mind until we've had the change to use the BAM kit, which shouldn't take too long.
The Raglan Baselayer retails for £30 and weighs 233g - it's also a nicely muted shade of grey - while the tee in fetching Malibu Blue sells for £22.50 and weighs 210g.
Oh, and one nice touch is that for every online order, BAM makes a 50p contribution to tree-planting in rainforest areas.
More details along with bamboo boxers, socks and more at www.bambooclothing.co.uk
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