GOODS & GEAR E S K EEZ Around 4 or 5 years ago I was really impressed when, during a demonstration at a show, I watched as the owner poured water onto the outside of one of their base layers and the droplets slipped off like water off a ducks back. I was even more impressed when she turned the garment inside out and the water soaked in and went through to the outside leaving the inside dry to the touch. A few weeks later I had three long sleeve tops and a pair of leggings delivered, and 4 or 5 years later they still keep me incredibly warm and dry.
There are many things to love about my Eskeez zipped tops, one being that they’re so long that not only do they cover your kidneys and bladder, but they also reach down to cover your bum. This makes sure they don’t rise if you’re bending over a lot. Another bonus is that whilst the brush fleece on the inside is incredibly comfortable, the exterior surface is smooth, which helps with outer layers as they don’t ‘pull’, again making wearing them incredibly comfortable. They’re also incredibly stretchy, it doesn’t matter whether you’re digging yourself out of a ditch or fastening your shoelaces, they never feel restrictive.
As well as everyday life, Eskeez products are tested and developed to cope with life on the sports field, too, so no matter what you’re doing, not only will they keep you toasty warm, but they’ll wick unwanted sweat away from your body quickly and efficiently. Eskeez offer base layers for all ages, including babies, so check out their website. Prices vary, but their mens tops are £54.99, and worth every penny! more at » www.eskeez.co.uk 62
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