The past winter was a huge disappointment, a total disaster. The one before had been very nice and winterish even here in the South of Finland; I did lot of cross-country skiing and enjoyed the true fourth season. But this one, I waited and waited but it never came. First snow appeared and disappeared and dull greyness prevailed.
For not losing my mind completely, in mid March I had to escape to north for one week. Fortunately Ylläs ski resort showed the best of Lapland, and I was able to ski so much that it’ll be enough until the next winter!
Mild and snowless winter meant also that I was not able to test properly a new Guahoo base layer I got to test for free. Mid-weight sport 570 with 30% merino wool is designed for cold temperature range and high activity level, so as the temps rarely went below -5 Celcius this winter, I didn’t wear it that much. But as a first impression, when running (30-60min) or cross-country skiing (whole day), the Guahoo seems to do the job like an ODLO in temps ranging +2 to -5 celcius.
Korpijaakko and his team are skiing across the ice sheet of Greenland this spring, wearing Guahoo baselayers, so we might hear after their trip more about the performance and durability in real use and harsh conditions.