The superlight Mammut baselayer tee is great to slip on for a short, fast breeze round shorter routes. If you need any extra protection, though, you might be reaching for something a bit more substantial.
We tested the black version of this tee, which is an unusual choice for a light weight summer top. Nevertheless, it is lovely against the skin – silky smooth and very lightweight. However, the super fine gauge knit means the tee drapes and clings a bit, which can be a bit uncomfortable (not to say odd looking) when you are sweat-soaked. The tee wicks well, but not fast enough to prevent the wet-t-shirt look after a particularly tough climb.
The fit is close but not skin tight. It is designed really for skinny-weight fell runners who don’t want to add a gram to their weight for flying up steep sided mountains. This is a race day shirt.
Having battered the tee on many short blasts, a few signs of wear are already beginning to show. A few pulls at the fabric and a bit of bobbling where the waist pack rubs. But it still smells fresh as a daisy. That, despite the other abuse we have given the tee; using it as a next to skin layer on treks and hikes, too. Given its deliciously comfortable feel, its a great base layer that adds no extra weight but a layer of warmth under other layers.
↑ The Good:
- A lovely ‘silky’ feel next to the skin.
- Super light weight.
↓ The not-so-good:
- Black version not ideal in hot sunshine.
- A little bit clingy, particularly when sweat-soaked.
A lovely light weight tee perfect for short fell runs when every gram really does count. Also ideal if you like the wet-t-shirt look, ahem.
What Mammut says about the PULS SS tee: This T-shirt is distinguished by its light weight and high air permeability. It is ideal for hot summer days.
Model: MTR 71 base tee
Price: £45 (available for less online)
Used for: layering, hot weather running
UK Supplier: www.mammut.ch
Sizes Available: SX, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Colours: black, red, green