We were both kindly gifted some products from the Zerofit range back in November. We have been wearing & testing these products out over the past few months doing equestrian tasks & also wearing them whilst riding.
We have compiled some information about both products we have received, the Zerofit Heatrub Move Baselayer & the Zerofit Heatrub Ultimate Baselayer. Check out how we got on below.
The Zerofit brand is the brain child of Mr Koji Higashi, owner and founder of Eon Sports who are based in Kobe, Japan. An avid golfer, Mr Higashi launched the Zerofit brand in 2005, after he was constantly finding himself being cold while playing golf or doing more active sport such as runnin
Zerofit’s Heatrub products are a new unique style of baselayer which were created and manufactured in Japan. To put it simple, there is no other baselayer in the world made in this way! A traditional baselayer simply seals in body heat, however it does not generate heat. Not only does Heatrub seal in all that important body heat, its instantly warm and most importantly it creates its own heat due to the unique fibres or bristles that are on the underside of the garment.
Recently the brand has expanded into the equestrian world & we were only delighted to test “ride” some of their products!
Heatrub Ultimate Baselayer
The ‘Ultimate Baselayer’ is quite thick in appearance with a fluffy fur lining on the inside. Despite the thickness of the base layer, it still provides plenty of movement whilst being worn.
The heatrub Ultimate uses ‘double-loop’ barrel fabric which provides both heat insulation and ‘friction heating’. The extra-long bristles ensure a layer of warm air is retained around the neck and even a little movement of these bristles causes friction which creates heat and actually warms you up.
Garment Construction: acrylic 68%, nylon 21%, polyester 2%, wool 7% & polyurethane 2%
Our Thoughts: OMG this was so comfortable & cosy to wear I struggled to manage to part with it when I came home from days at the yard. It managed to keep the heat in so much so that this image of me competing on Dante was in the middle of a rain & wind storm & the Ultimate was the only thing I was wearing. I didn’t feel the cold at all in it! I love the fact the the fluffy inside cover you entirely including your neck. The minute you put this on you can feel yourself heat up.
An important thing to remember about this particular product is that its not really designed for wearing while riding. It doesn’t have the breathing effect that you’d want from a baselayer. However this is ideal to have on when if you’re spectating at shows, teaching in this horrific Irish weather or just doing general yard work. This product certainly did not disappoint & did everything it said on the tin!
Heatrub MOVE Baselayer
The Heatrub Move Baselayer performs exceptionally when carrying out vigorous exercise in cold conditions. The unique ‘LABO’ fabric ensures that sweat is quickly removed from next to the skin and placed on the outer shell of the garment.
Heatrub Move has a cooling 2 layer construction which repels moisture from the body to the outer shell fabric where it dries ultra-fast. The MOVE regulates your body temperature keeping you warm and dry.
Our Thoughts: The quality of this product was tremendous. Size wise it was very generous and accurate to the size you would be on the high street, I am a size 10 & the small fit me perfectly whilst not being too snug! In my opinion it is the perfect addition to any equestrian’s wardrobe. In particular I found it amazing when out schooling at venues, or out in the field at home doing some XC. It really helps to shield the wind, almost to the point where you cant feel the cold at all. The high neck is also a super addition, with the Irish weather, anything that keeps the neck warm is a plus!
Sweating whilst riding is common! The MOVE really does a great job with masking this & absorbing it in the fibres of the fabric. The insulation is just super. Another great aspect of the deign is that it doesn’t really fold up or get uncomfortable to wear whilst riding like most baselayers you spend the guts of your time in the pulling them down!
Being honest, I would highly recommend this product for your everyday riding wardrobe staple. Not to mention that it washed extremely well & doesn’t adjust size wise when doing so!
Both products are available to buy on the Zerofit website from £40. Whilst they are both on the pricier side of your regular baselayer, it is certainly worst the investment.
Both products are something we continue to use on a weekly basis, the qaulity is not deteriorating with the amount of washes they have gotten either nor have they shrank which is always a plus in my eyes!
If you have any questions about either of these products, dont hesitate to get in contact or drop us or Zerofit a DM on Instagram.
As always thank you for reading,
Darielle & Orla