RRP: base layer £54.99 / mid layer £59.99
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The Knox Dry Inside base layer is made from MerinoPerform™ Advantage (a combination of soft Australian Merino wool and fast-drying synthetic fibres)designed to move vapour and sweat away from the body quickly, keeping you dry and cool on warmer days and providing insulation when the temperature drops. I like how the base layer top feels soft on the skin and the high collar offers some extra warmth. It’s a great top to have on a cold day, and I’ve used it both on and off the bike.
The Cold Killers mid layer feature a Softshell fabric construction: a three-ply laminate, with a tough, tightly woven stretch fabric on the outside, a laminated membrane, and 3-D fleece liner. The three-layer system acts as a barrier against the wind and allows warm air to circulate round the skin. It’s also water repellent and breathable. The material is thin and flexible, eliminating the need for bulky extra layers and allowing freedom of movement. The mid layer doesn’t restrict movement on the bike, despite keeping the wind at bay. It also doesn’t take much room in your luggage, so I have packed it with me on longer rides. just in case the weather turns while I’m out.
Both items have been styled in Knox’s London Design Studio, and made in their Lake District factory, so they are completely UK-made.