Description

The Laika is our warmest synthetic base layer. High wicking and fast drying, it’s ideal as a running or riding top for the cooler months, or as a winter base layer on frosty Munro summits.

  • Soft and warm with extra wind resistance
  • High wicking and fast drying for working up a sweat
  • Polygiene® treated to wear for multiple days

The Laika is a versatile base layer that can be worn by itself for high effort activities in cooler temperatures. Or you can use it to add low-bulk warmth to your layering system for winter hiking and climbing. Its brushed back 100% recycled fabric feels soft and warm next to the skin and traps extra insulating air close to your body. The smooth, close-knit outer cuts out more wind chill than your average base layer, and extra hardwearing.

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Designed for working up a serious sweat, the Laika’s uses a high wicking, fast drying and breathable recycled polyester fabric, keeping you comfortable throughout the day. The high collar and deep front zip allows you to further control your temperature when the terrain/weather conditons change. And thumb loops provide extra hand coverage when you’ve been caught out without your gloves.

The Laika has a 4-way stretch which moves with you, even when trail running turns into fell running and fell running turns into on-all-fours-running! Last but not least, the Laika is Polygiene® treated to resist odours, meaning you can wear it multiple times in a row without having to erect your own personal quarantine tent!

Designers Notes:
"The Laika has been in our range for a number of years, but we knew we could make it better – and not just by making it fully recycled. We’ve improved the wicking and made it faster drying by reducing the weight and eliminating any spandex from the fabric."

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Features

Key Features

  • 145gsm brushed back fabric traps air for cold weather warmth
  • High wicking, fast drying and breathable for working up a sweat
  • Polygiene® treated to wear for multiple days without washing
  • Dense-knit outer face provides extra wind resistance and durability
  • High collar and deep 1/2 length zip to control your temperature
  • Thumb loops to warm your hands up and keep your sleeves in place
  • Low profile flat lock seams for comfort under other layers and packs
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats

Fit

Slim

Construction

Fabric: 100% recycled polyester, 145gsm
Smooth dense-knit outer face and brushed back

Performance

Polygiene® Stays Fresh technology

Weight

144g (Size 10)

Origin: China

Care & Environmental Advice

Product Care Information

The Laika has been treated with Polygiene® Stay Fresh technology so you can wear it for longer before it starts to whiff. When your tee does start to pong, wash it at 30°C or handwash with cool water. Don’t use fabric softeners or conditioners though – these stop your tee from wicking as well.

Environmental considerations

Polygiene® Stay Fresh
Polygiene® Stay Fresh technology inhibits the growth of pong-causing bacteria, extending your tee’s lifespan and meaning you can wear it more and wash it less. Wearing your tee just one more time before washing can save huge amounts of CO₂ and water over its lifespan.

Recycled Polyester
The Laika is made from 100% recycled polyester. This fabric is made using post-consumer recycled content, which means it may have started life as a plastic bottle!

Size Guide
Women's Base Layer Sizing
UK 8 10 12 14 16 18
Chest
Inches
CMs

32"
81

34"
86

36"
91

38"
97

40"
102

42"
107
Waist
Inches
CMs

25.5"
65

27"
69

29"
74

31"
79

33"
84

35"
89
Hips
Inches
CMs

35"
89

37"
94

39"
99

41"
104

43"
109

45"
114
Sleeve
Inches
CMs

28.5"
72.5

29"
73.5

30"
76

30.5"
77.5

31.5"
80

32"
81.5
EU
USA
36
4
38
6
40
8
42
10
44
12
46
14

How to Measure

This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size:
Chest - Measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms, and be level from front to back.
Waist - Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Hips - Standing with your feet together, measure around your hips at the widest part.
Sleeve - With your arms relaxed by your side, tilt your head down and ask a friend to measure from the bone at the base of your neck, over your shoulder and down your arm to the fold at your wrist.

How to Measure

This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size:
Chest - Measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms, and be level from front to back.
Waist - Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Hips - Standing with your feet together, measure around your hips at the widest part.
Sleeve - With your arms relaxed by your side, tilt your head down and ask a friend to measure from the bone at the base of your neck, over your shoulder and down your arm to the fold at your wrist.
Fit Guide
Tight Slim Regular Relaxed
Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape. Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting. A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose. A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.
Fit Guide
Tight Slim
Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape. Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting.
Regular Relaxed
A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose. A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.
Kudos
Nicky Spinks reviews the Laika and Gravitas

it is never out of that wash / dry / wear / repeat cycle

Reviews

The Details

Laika in action