Element Pure Nanofiber Baselayer Review – Ultra Soft, Odor-proof & Sustainable
The Element Pure Nanofiber Baselayer on Kickstarter
The Element Pure Nanofiber Baselayer is a campaign I backed on Kickstarter last year. I ended up getting both a long sleeve top and bottom. These are made with a remarkable material known as Tencel. Here’s the product description taken from the campaign page on Kickstarter.
Welcome to the world of 21st century fabrics. Gone are the days when we have to use outdated textiles, such as cotton and polyester. We are now seeing huge leaps in garment textiles in terms of sustainability, comfort and performance. Tencel is at the forefront of this new wave.
An ultra sustainable, high-tech nano-fiber from Austria. Tencel is 100% natural and completely made from organic PEFC certified Eucalyptus wood through a non-toxic and renewable process. It’s full of awesome features, making our baselayer a perfect complement for your winter adventures.
Tencel is amazing. It is by far my favourite fabric that I’ve come across so far. There are so many good properties of this material, including the following:
- thermal regulating
- odor resistant
- highly absorbent
- quick drying
- wrinkle resistant
- form fitting
- uber soft
- sustainable and eco-friendly
These properties make Tencel an ideal fabric for baselayers, underwear, and T-shirts. These are versatile items in your wardrobe for everyday wear, as well as various activities including travel, exercising, and enjoying the outdoors.
Thoughts on the Element Pure Nanofiber Baselayer
Suffice to say, I’ve been very pleased with the Nanofiber Baselayer by Element Pure. I only wish that I could wear them more often. I find that I don’t necessarily need them in most of my days. I do wear them a lot more during the winter months, but I tend to put them away and forget about them as the weather warms up, especially the bottoms. I also wish the good people over at Element Pure offered more colours besides black. I see on their website that they offer T-shirts now, but they also only come in black. I don’t really like wearing black T-shirts because I feel like they are magnets for the blistering hot sun in the summer, defeating the purpose of wearing a T-shirt to stay cool in the first place. But with Tencel, I’m pretty sure that’s less of a concern versus other fabrics.
Final thoughts on the Element Pure Nanofiber Baselayer
The Element Pure Nanofiber Baselayer top and bottom combo is a winner. They are the best baselayers I own by a mile. So what’s the con? Well, I think Tencel is expensive, and thus the price is reflected in the Element Pure products. Their T-shirt, for example, is $59 USD, which is close to $75 CAD on a good day. I don’t tend to spend more than $20 CAD on a T-shirt, so to pay close to 4x the price really needs to have about 4x the value add. For me, that’s a tough sell. As much as I love Tencel, I’m not sure I’m willing to spend $75 on a T-shirt made out of it. But don’t let that stop you. If you like what you’ve read in this Element Pure Nanofiber Baselayer review, then head over to their shop and check out their goods.