My second purchase of this top .. It's so well made .. Washes and dryers quickly.. ,keeps its shape and so good I got a back up incase one is stuck in the wash. Delivery is faster than predicted .. I already have recommend to friends
These are very warm, very snug and highly-wicking baselayer tops. They perform well, are hard-wearing, don't shrink when machine washed (40 deg), last for years and there is no 'itch' from the merino wool. Thanks to the Lifa lining they wick much more effectively than merino alone but benefit from the merino outer - ie they combine the best of both materials.
Some Helly Hansen baselayer tops can be a tight fit, particularly in the 'Warm' 1/2 zip design. This, however, is true to size although a little smaller than the original 'Dry' crew neck top. I'm a size 10-12 and the small is the perfect fit for me unlike the 12 zip version which is a considerably tighter fit.
See my uploaded photos illustrating the size difference between three different designs, ie 'Dry', this 'Warm Ice Crew' and 'Warm 1/2 zip'.
This base layer is warm, not itchy, high enough around your neck that you won't get a cold chest and does a marvellous job of never making you feel clammy. The price is very reasonable in comparison to other big brands with options for £45 (I bought the black one for £30 here).
Great value, great product. Cheaper versions may seem like a bargain but aren't- this has the merino wool content that actually keeps you warm. Used on an army training weekend in January and succeeded in keeping me warm. Helly Hansen is what all army cadets use.
Bought for girlfriend and she's very happy. We live in northern Sweden so it gets very cold and the merino wool is far better than anything else for layering. I have a mens 1/4 zip Helly Hansen which is brilliant. Far better than fleece in terms of both warmth and for wicking away moisture so you don't become too hot.
I have just started trekking again after many years and needed some thermal base wear. This is excellent, fits really well, looks good so I don't need a tee shirt on top for pub stops (!). Also great for pillion riding under my biking gear. Great service too. Highly recommended.
MY WIFE AND I RECENTLY BOUGHT LIFA WARM PANT/LONG SLEEVE TOP SETS TO REPLACE OUR OLD STYLE LIFA BASE LAYERS,THE FEEL AND QUALITY IS EXCELLENT.THEY ARE A SNUG,COMFORTABLE FIT AND THE SLEEVES AND ANKLES DO NOT RIDE UP WHEN STRETCHING, CLIMBING ETC.SO FAR WE HAVE WORN THEM DURING THE POST CHRISTMAS COLD SPELL FOR FAIRLY GENTLE WALKS AND ALSO FOR SITTING ON THE TERRACES AT THREE VERY COLD FOOTBALL MATCHES. THE LEVEL OF WARMTH AND COMFORT WAS SUPERB. I CAN`T YET COMMENT ON HOW THEY PERFORM WHEN WORKING UP A SWEAT!