What products are used by cyclists?
Cyclists typically go for the Super Thermo products and the Super Micro products. The Super Thermo is worn under a short sleeve cycling jersey in the summer, and the long sleeve is worn under a windproof in the winter. Also, the Super Thermo with the built-in windproof is an excellent product when worn with a long or short sleeve (depending on which version you buy). The Super Thermo hats are also excellent on cold days. The mesh works exactly the same -- driving the moisture away from the head, keeping it warm and dry. Lastly, the Super Thermo boxers are great. Most people experience cold patches around the hips etc. The boxers will really help with that while the windproof front cover stops any draughts getting in!
Will I look silly in the mesh base layer?
Depends! If you wear it to a dinner party, then probably so. With the mesh product you would always be wearing something over the mesh and so it is only visible when you vent through a front zip etc. It's also a great talking point, and you can tell your fellow outdoor enthusiasts why you are so warm and dry!
How does the mesh work in hot weather?
In hot weather, the Super Micro has a slight advantage over the Super Thermo. However, both work in the same way. They draw the moisture away from the skin, while the cells in between the mesh allow your body to breath through the skin. You will need a shirt that you can vent with a zip if you start to get warm, similar to a cycling jersey.
Will you be carrying any other brands?
Yes we will. We are a new company and have put all our efforts so far into bringing Brynje to the UK. We are currently working with other Nordic brands to provide a fuller range of options to our customers. We believe that the Nordic brands are some of the best out there both for function and quality. If a piece of outdoor performance kit can survive in Norway, it can survive anywhere!
If mesh is so good, why do you carry solid base layers?
The solid base layers -- such as the lightweight Sprint range -- compliment the mesh. Mesh is not worn alone (except in certain places! ?? What do you mean by this??) so you need a layer over it to receive the moisture being pushed through. The heavier and warmer Classic Wool range makes an excellent "cap layer" over the mesh in winter.
Why carry both wool mesh and synthetic mesh?
Nordic Life and Brynje recommend the synthetic mesh for high intensity activity. The synthetic is more effective at moisture management. Wool absorbs moisture more than the synthetic, so is ideally suited for slightly lower intensity activity, or again, to be worn over synthetic mesh. Mesh on mesh is a highly effective moisture management and thermal regulation system.