The popular Euro brand Rab is always a favorite of our mountain-oriented customers and field testers, and it’s great to be able to now find the iconic brand in North America. Its new base layer collection features Merino+ and Dryflo technologies to combine the benefits of natural and synthetic fibers with the goal to better regulate temperature, moisture, and therefore comfort. The Merino+ fabric combines merino wool with the moisture-release performance of reinvigorated 37.5 fiber technology – an embedded natural element that speeds the wicking process. Wool is blended with polyester to add stretch and durability. Pieces utilizing Dryflo give users the synthetic base layer experience, which, combined with 37.5, may feel more traditional to some who just can’t comprehend using wool in the summertime. Rab wool base layers are available in two weights: a lighter 120 and a slightly heavier, thicker, warmer 160-weight weave. Subtle striped interlock fabric and flatlock seams provide finishing touches on this high-end tech base layer.
Tester Comments: “One of the best men’s wool shirts in the bunch, good variety in the line.”