Kora Men's Bamboo Base Layer LS Crew

I’m a big fan of gear that serves more than one purpose. Made from a blend of sustainably sourced bamboo (90%) and spandex (10%), Kora’s Men’s Bamboo Base Layer LS Crew does double duty as a base or as a standalone piece. As an added bonus, because the bamboo is soft against the skin, my husband has become a fan of wearing it on long travel days.

If you’re new to bamboo fabric, you’re not alone. Bamboo is versatile. The Men’s Bamboo Base Layer can help you feel cooler on warm days, but at the same time it’s certified Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50. (A UPF 50 fabric blocks 98 percent of the sun’s rays.) Kora uses Forest Stewardship Council (FCS)-certified bamboo, making it an attractive option for shoppers who value eco-friendly travel gear.

Kora Men's Bamboo Base Layer Long Sleeve Crew

The zig zag stitching provides strength and durability, while at the same time giving the shirt a nice look. The base layer hasn’t gotten any special care in my house, and after being thrown in the wash multiple times with everything else, it’s holding up nicely.

Kora’s Men’s Bamboo Base Layer LS Crew is available in six colors: soft black, cerise red, deep purple, dusty blue, earth green, and ecru. Cost is $95 on Kora’s website.

Still undecided? Kora offers a 35 day live & love or return guarantee, so you can try it out for yourself.