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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The Craft Superlight Base Layer has been tested, developed and will be used by the Craft sponsored riders of Team Radioshack Nissan Trek at the Tour de France, and is designed to provide ultimate breathability, moisture transfer and cooling in hot conditions, making it the perfect first layer for Spring/Summer rides. To be considered as part of the Team Radioshack Nissan Trek kit for the Tour de France, the Superlight had to be exceptional, yet Craft had no need to be concerned, as the Superlight base layer has proved its worth countless times, from sweltering valley to searing ...
Paired with a short sleeve cycling jersey, the Castelli Core Mesh Sleeveless is designed to help you maintain a constant temperature in warm weather, preventing over-heating, and greatly assisting with moisture management. Barely-there light, the Core Mesh Sleeveless features a fully open mesh construction, which serves to hold your jersey away from the skin, creating a layer of air between skin and jersey - thus keeping body temperature constant. Finished with minimal seams for ride comfort, it is completed by a sublimated Castelli logo.Body wrap design wicks moisture away.Traps a layer ...
Sporting a dual layer construction, an insanely soft to the touch feel, and a true all- seamless construction, the Castelli Seamless Sleeveless is truly a compelling cycling base layer for warm rides. Ideal paired with your Castelli jersey of choice.Seamless polypropylene/nylon actively pulls moisture away from your skin3 mesh patterns to allow more ventilation where you need it mostInsanely soft for complete comfort
Babici's Strato base layer is one seriously clever bit of kit. Carbon fibre blended fabric provide anti-bacterial attributes, whilst aerated panels provides ventilation for hot days. On long hot climbs the Strato offers UV protection and ventilation whilst on the descents it provides a barrier for the onrushing wind. Australian designed and made Carbon fibre blend UV protection Aerated panels
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