Marmot's Excel zip top is a heavy weight baselayer with highly wicking side and underarm panels making it ideal for fast outings on cooler days in high mountains. UV Protection factor: 50.
Marmot says: No time for snoozing: hit that alarm and punch that training clock in the Excel ½ Zip. This piece is an excellent midweight layer that is breathable, quick-to-dry and built with a comfortable construction.
Marmot's Excel 1/2 Zip Top is a very useful summer trekking top or winter baselayer, it will prove its worth in the summer especially as it incorporates highly breathable side and underarm panels that wick sweat away really well. The rest of the fabric offers quite a bit of warmth and we are thinking the Excel top is ideal for high mountain trekking where you need warmth when the wind blows, a high UV protection factor and a high level of breathability for when you hit the treeline and things start warming up again.
Of course it has flat-locked seams throughout for comfort and thumb loops that will give a bit extra coverage when required. Quick drying fabric means that it can be aired off easily and will remain in a comfortable condition even when worn day after day.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear