I am unfortunately someone who gets cold very easily, but once I start moving I warm up fast. And with the heat, comes the smell
I have a merino wool fleece, but found that it picks up odor very easily. I was quite disappointed as it cost about R2000… yeah.
So, I was skeptical when I came across Core Merino. They are mostly online, but also have a shop in PE, and Moove in Claremont CT also stocks their stuff.
Anyway, I paid them a visit in PE. Monica was super helpful and answered all my questions, and I tried on a variety of their shirts.
The fit is really good, and they are comfy.
Now, price. They start at R380 and go up from there. The more expensive options use blended technology which is less prone to wear and tear.
To me, spending more than R200 on a shirt is crazy. But I decided to give them a go and bought a R380 t-shirt.
It received a baptism of fire: a motorbike trip in 40 degree heat. I have also been hiking, running, walking, cycling, and gym-ing with it. To really put it to the test I did 3 intense runs with it, with no washes inbetween (eeeew right).
It didn’t pick up any unpleasant odors.
It has had about 4 washes - regular machine wash with regular automatic powder - so I can’t comment on the durability yet.
But, I will be buying a few more and phasing out my R100 Mr. Price shirts (that being said, those last me 3 years, so really not bad!)