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Will a combination of merino wool and more standard polyester prove to be the perfect blend for baselayer use? We review the latest from Pearl Izumi, the Transfer Wool.

Price
£60
Value
7
Quality
9
Performance
10
Looks
9
Comfort
9
Overall Score
9
+
Merino wool helps reduce odour and polyester helps promote wicking
Crew neck could have been a bit higher for cold weather
pearlizumi.co.uk

As thin and light as the Craft baselayer also tested here, the Pearl Izumi differs in that it is made from a blend of polyester and merino wool. With a merino front panel and outer arms there for warmth and odour reduction the rest is a polyester mesh that draws moisture from the skin to reduce that clammy feeling after hard exercise.

A cycling cut means close to skin all over, with a drop back to cover your lower back when in the saddle. We find it excellent - very snug yet unrestrictive on the bike.  

The low crew neck isn't as snug as some others, and for winter months we would rather see it being a bit higher, but for moisture wicking in cool to mild weather it is perfect and performs superbly.

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