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An awesome baselayer from Craft. The Active Extreme…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 22 euros on sale

Summary

An awesome baselayer from Craft.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Super breathable
  • Moisture wicking/quick drying

Cons

  • No UV protection

The Active Extreme 2.0 CN LS is NOT a thermal baselayer even though according to the company's graph it's best suited for elite athletes doing high intensity activities in temps hovering at -10° Celsius...


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...ooorr just any other regular dude that sweats doing some very light backpacking @16-17° Celsius and 77% humidity in Crete (lol).
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It feels warm when in sunlight due to the black color, but when in shade the temp drops instantly! I mean this thing really cools me off with even the slightest wind spell.


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The sleeves and armpits feature an almost see-through mesh for enhanced breathability and beautiful contrast.


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I wear medium and it's true to its size.

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The fabric is from the CoolMax PRO brand and the NAME of the fabric is CoolMax Air, also claiming to be very efficient due to its propeller-shaped cross-section yarn.

All true: Even though I feel hot and kinda expect to be sweaty, when removing the baselayer my skin was almost completely dry except my back (because of the backpack).
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The only con that I would find is that it has no UV protection, but that must be because of the yarn structure. Then again it's made from a Swedish company so...no sunlight, no sunburn.

Overall, very happy with it and would buy it in a heatbeat if I find it on sale again.

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Nice review, Nick!


2 years ago
Phil Smith

I’ve been looking for baselayers that really wick, I think I’ll try Craft out now. Thanks!


2 years ago
G00SE

Good review, Nick. Thanks.


2 years ago

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