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not bad, sizing could be better though
on 18 March 2013
First thing you notice is how thin and light the ribbed material is. You do wonder if it is thermal at all. But for average use, it'll give you that extra warmth, like golfing in winter, cold morning on the motorbike, hiking/walking, going about the house in, general outdoor activities, etc...it's not that bad. Not true thermal, and doesn't wick sweat away like real sports layers, but for the money it's not bad. If you sweat in this, it's going to just hold the moisture, which can lead to adverse affects (making you colder!)
Sizing is a bit off too. I'm a 42" chest, 5' 10" tall. Average man's body size. I bought the large, which is what I'd generally go for. It's not tight to the body. Loose fitment around arms, legs and waist. And the arms and legs are way too long. Ends of arms and legs do have elasticated cuffs which compensates though. If I was buying another, I'd go for the medium, and have it tighter to my body, and shorter on the legs and arms.
Overall, it's cheap, and does the job for static use. As long as you're not expecting a tight fitting, pure thermal, sweat-wicking base layer. Don't hold me to this, but a smaller size than you'd normally chose would be advised.