I’ve been on the hunt for another long sleeved layer for a while and so when I was sent the Graphz Top from Peak Performance, I had high expectations!
I’m a big fan of Peak Performance kit. They’re a Swedish brand that started when four friends realised that the snow sport market lacked good quality and stylish clothing.
I’ve made sure to use it for a number of different activities – cycling, running, climbing and walking – in order to truly put it to the test!
Firstly, this top is advertised in a number of places as both a base and a mid layer, so I wore it as both.
As a mid layer, I was very impressed. It fitted well and was true to size, it’s also incredibly comfortable and the sleeves were long enough (short sleeves is a problem I seem to find a lot, maybe I have clown arms?)
It has a high neck which didn’t feel too constricting and was comfortable too.
The product is marketed as fast wicking and quick drying and this is the only aspect I feel I have to criticise. As a mid layer, it was superb, but as a base layer it got wet within my vented jacket and stayed that way, meaning I had to take it off and change after a while as I got cold.
There’s not a lot more to say about this top really! It’s comfy, it works well as a mid layer and has proven to be very warm on chilly autumnal days!
It sells for £72.95 usually, but is currently on sale for £62.95 and I can recommend it wholeheartedly as a mid-layer!
I was sent this by Outdoor Supply – part of Etrias – and have to say I was so impressed with the speed it arrived. If you order before 7pm, it’s shipped the same day and shipping is free over £50.They stock products from an incredible range of outdoor brands, including Jack Wolfskin, The North Face, RAINS, and many, many more. Whether you’re an experienced camping expert or if you just want to get into hiking or an outdoor sport, there’s something for everyone on their website.
Their aim is to make outdoor adventures as comfortable and as accessible as possible for everyone!So go and check it out and see what you can find!