I got the X Bionic Energiser pants in for test last year and was pleasantly surprised by the comfort and performance. For someone who lives in merino, finding synthetic underwear that’s good to wear is both a rarity and a joy.
Brand new for this year is the Trekking range, aimed at pack luggers and general outdoor types, but no less technical than the existing athletic models. Indeed no less forgiving on the less than perfect figure either.
The shirt and pants have a mix of fabric weaves for cushioning, venting, support, cooling and warming. When you pull them on they feel soft and the slim fit is unrestrictive, the comfort is instant and wearing them really is rather nice. Technology is fine, but you have to feel that you’re wearing the clothes, not the clothes wearing you. I’ve got high expectations of these after the previous results, they’re on long term test, so I’ll report back soon.
One additional item, the packaging. there really is no need. It’s a great product, but the packaging is crass and also I think it’s trying to be intimidating, “Do you measure up to our standards?” it seems to say. A brown paper bag with a link to their website printed on it is all that’s needed.