Odlo Blackcomb Running Base Layer
Running Clothing Reviews
Odlo Blackcomb Running Base Layer

Category

Running Base Layers

Summary

Incredibly comfortable baselayer. Perfect for your cold weather running and other exercise. Thanks to advanced technical fabrics and intelligent ventilation zones, it will keep you warm and dry without any overheating.

Men's Odlo Blackcomb Baselayer
Black/Grey £70.00

Features

  • Made from soft and stretchable technical fabrics: 78% Polyester, 17% Polyamide, 5% Elastane
  • Intelligent ventilation zones offer enhanced moisture management
  • Organic body mapping
Odlo Blackcomb Baselayer
Odlo Blackcomb Baselayer

Pros

  • Multifunctional top that can be used for various activities like running, walking, cycling, hiking and more
  • Excellent thermal insulation and moisture management 
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Slim-fitting so it hugs your body nicely
  • Anti-odour properties
  • Durable product with a long lifespan
  • Meeting OEKO-TEX confidence in textile STANDARD 100; i.e. tested for harmful substances

Cons

  • Quite pricey but I believe that the top quality and longevity of the product is totally worth it

In Testing

When I heard my friends and colleagues raving about Odlo base layers, I thought: ‘Well, what can be so special about them?’ I have had different running base layers in the past and they were okay, but nothing that would make me go: ‘Oh, my God, what is this? From now on, I don’t want to be wearing anything else.’ That was true until I got the Odlo Blackcomb long sleeve.

Well, I won’t be telling you that it has changed my entire life. But I won’t be exaggerating to say that it has definitely changed my running experience during the cold months. There’s something about this top that as soon as I put it on, I feel extremely comfortable and ready to run.

I’ve tested this Odlo top on both very cold days (around 0°C) and quite mild winter days (around 12°C). I’ve used it for running (anything from 2 miles up to a marathon), hiking and for cycling. During all those activities the technical properties of the Odlo Blackcomb were absolutely top-notch. 

What I especially appreciate is that it keeps me warm without overheating. And everyone who exercises outdoors in winter will know how important this is. In addition, as the moisture-wicking properties are just fantastic, you don’t need to worry about working up a sweat or getting cold chills from your sweat-drenched top after exercising. It will just simply keep you dry and cosy.

Another great feature used by Odlo is organic body-mapping, that provides uninhibited freedom of movement. I really felt unrestricted throughout all my activities, which apart from above mentioned running, cycling and hiking, also included indoor yoga and core workouts.

Thanks to a special fabric treatment, this top stays fresh for longer. As a result, you don’t need to wash it after every run or sporting activity, but you will still feel comfortable – and others around you too! :-) – if you use it a couple of times (or even three times) before putting it in the washing machine.

Odlo Blackcomb Running Baselayer

Verdict

This is the best running base layer I’ve ever had. When it comes to properties it ticks all the boxes one would expect. To name just a few: being incredibly comfortable, with excellent thermal insulation and moisture wicking properties. I honestly cannot think of one feature that is missing in this running top. Oh, wait. Maybe it could also do the running for me? :-)

Men's Odlo Blackcomb Baselayer
Black/Grey £70.00

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