Behind the seams

Behind the Seams Ep. 1: More with Less

A new series of product video shorts looks at the why behind some of our favourite base layers. All in three minutes or less.

BY : MARK COHEN • Sustainability • 28.06.2024

In the first part of this new series, we double-click on some of the base layers we love and the overlap between comfort, the outdoors and sustainability. We’ve dubbed the shorts, “Behind the Seams” – a nod to the seamless products for which we’re best known: the world’s most comfortable, next-to-skin base layers. 

Episode one is all about a summer-weight Performance Wool base layer designed specifically for cycling. The cream-coloured variant (highlighted in the video) is made without dyes and uses 50 per cent less water and chemicals than some others in the range: a step towards our “choose with care” commitment to use 100% preferred materials by 2030.  

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Made from a merino-blend fabric composed of 67 per cent merino wool and 33 per cent polyamide, this is an absolute in-house fave: a standout in the heat (and even more so in the mountains); naturally temperature regulating; and able to be worn again and again without washing thanks to merino’s natural anti-odour properties. Plus, it wears incredibly well off the bike, too, as an undershirt year round.   

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More Behind the Seams episodes are coming in winter with various pinnacle base layer products – like the Blackcomb, which is made from recycled fibres – featured alongside other high performers. Stay tuned.  

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