CYCLING BASE LAYERS
Worn as the first layer next to the skin, a base layer should be worn all year and changed with the season, with the aim of properly regulating your temperature. From ascending snow capped mountains in scorching temperatures, to ploughing through wintry snow, a base layer is a ride essential. More >>
Man made or a natural fibre?
Popular models can be made from either highly technical man made fabrics which do perform extremely well, or from a light weight merino wool. However, their role is the same, to either keep you cool or warm depending on the conditions whilst pulling sweat away from your body. Within cycling there is much debate over which is the better option, but rather than getting involved in that, our advice would be to wear the material you have historically preferred, and which appeals to you as a cyclist and suits the conditions in which you ride.
A word about fit
If there is one item in your cycling wardrobe who's performance is drastically affected by fit, it is the cycling baselayer. It is simply essential that the baselayer sits directly against the rider's skin where it can work to move sweat away from the body in order to properly regulate core temperature. A baselayer that is loose will simply not function. Keep it fitted, keep it working! Less >>
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Craft's Zero Extreme LS Base Layer for Women is renowned in both cycle and run circles for both incredible comfort and performance. It all starts on the inside with a hexa-channeled fiber construction that enhances moisture transport and which cools the body down. On the outside, a hollow fibre offers isolation as well as transport of moisture to the next layer, whilst CoolMax Extreme Fresh FX fabric keeps smell and odour away.Comforts your body in zones you need itSoft and breathable crewneckSeamless torsoErgonomic fit with long sleevesThin, lightweight and extremely elasticFlatlock ...
The Craft Cool Long Sleeve V-Neck Base Layer uses a uniquely patterned construction that pulls perspiration vapor off the body to keep it cool, making it ideal for everything from a hard training ride, trip to the gym, or for keeping you fresh on the commute to work. As an added bonus, the fabric is UPF 50 + protective, idea for outdoor activities. Ergonomic fit for total freedom of movementsCool Mesh panels in sides and backSoft and comfortable fitSuper cooling effectExcellent moisture transportationKeeps you fresh during exercisingUPF 50+
Saying things like 'Next Generation' is pretty lame. However, when something like the Craft Concept Piece Base Layer arrives, you sort of struggle for any other words. Blending some of Craft's most advanced fabrics, Zero Extreme and Mesh Superlight, the Concept piece aims to map your body, so that during exercise, the right fabric is in the right place. Ok, this seems a simple enough idea, but behind it lies years of ergonomics R&D, and Craft's overwhelming desire to provide the ultimate base layer; one that not only feels soft, lightweight and breathable, but also keeps you cool ...
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