It’s a bit depressing to be thinking about winter when we’ve hardly had a summer but it is just around the corner and, to be honest, I’ll take a crystal clear frosty morning over humid drizzle any day of the week.
A decent baselayer can make or break a winter’s day on the hills and those Scandinavians certainly know a thing or two about winters’ days. I’m a bit of a Scandiphile, I love the original Killing and The Bridge, drive a Volvo and, if you’ve never had Blåbärssoppa (Blueberry soup) in your thermos flask you’re missing out on a treat.
Scandinavian outdoors kit tends to be the business and as this new range from Odlo promises to give you a warm glow of eco-smugness too. We’ll get some in for when the cold weather hits, see how well they insulate and wick and, most importantly, if those recycled fabrics stay nasty niff free.
For the environmentally conscious, Odlo, the inventor of functional sports underwear, has unveiled a new collection of base layers for winter 2012 that is 100% recycled and 100% recyclable.
The «evolution» warm greentec collection is the first and only seamless underwear made from 100% recycled and recyclable polyester. Available for men and women, «evolution» warm greentec delivers the highest eco-credentials without compromising on style or performance.
Comprising a range of baselayer long pants (RRP from £50), as well as long (RRP £65) and short sleeve (RRP £60) tops, the collection is based upon the superior technical and performance specifications of ODLO's «evolution» range.
«evolution» warm greentec is particularly suited for the coldest time of the year as it works on the basis of ‘Zoned Function'; it has areas of varying thickness to provide extra heat retention and body temperature control where it is needed the most.
Created using a 3D knitting technique, «evolution» warm greentec is seamless to ensure optimum comfort and freedom of movement for all winter activity.
As with all ODLO underwear collections, «evolution» warm greentec features 'Effect', a functional fabric that includes silver ions within the fabric to prevent the development of unplesant odours.
Available for ladies in campanula/black or navy/black in sizes XS-XL. The men's range is available in navy/black and four leaf clover/black in S-XL.
For more information about ODLO and its range of innovative sportswear, visit www.odlo.com.