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 ...
The Craft Cool Tee is a great multi use, multi-sport base layer. By using a UPF 50 + uniquely patterned construction that pulls perspiration vapor off the body to keep it cool, the Cool Tee is ideal for everything from a hard training ride, trip to the gym, or for keeping you fresh on the commute to work.On the sizing, the Cool Tee is designed to fit like a slim cut, fitted t-shirt, so if you really want a closer fit, then please take a size down.Mesh T for full air permeability and cooling effectErgonomic fit for total freedom of movementsCool Mesh panels in sides and backSoft and comfortable ...
The Craft Cool Long Sleeve 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 transportationUPF 50 +
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+
Ibex Woolies make ideal first layers for road or trail cool weather cycling adventures. Light as a feather, strong as iron: Woolies are an Ibex best seller for a reason. Made from 18.5 micron 100% pure New Zealand Merino, and tailored for a next to skin cut, this award-winning, guide-approved ribbed fabric feels luxurious yet holds up in most rigorous conditions. A 150g weight model ideally suited to cool to cold rides, the Ibex Woolies Crew Sleeveless Merino Base layer sports a tag-free construction and flatlock seams. Flatlock seams Raglan sleeves Wide cuff ...
Craft's Cooling Tee is ideal for cyclists looking for a great turbo trainer layer to regulate temperature without an overly close fit that can sometimes feel restrictive whilst working out indoors, or indeed for riders in need of a relaxed, cooling first layer for touring, commuters or trail riders.Offering UPF 50+ protection, the Cooling Tee is designed to be worn like a slightly more fitted version of a t-shirt, so don't expect Craft's usual skin fit if you choose your normal Craft base layer size - this is not where this base layer is aiming at.Ergonomic fit for total freedom of movementThe ...
By combining their Superlight fabric and Cool technologies, Craft have created perhaps the ultimate multi-sport warm weather base layer in the Craft Cool Concept Piece. Body mapped and correspondingly cool during intense efforts, it is a great choice for the cyclist looking for a high performance warm weather first layer for the turbo trainer, road ride, trail or high mileage commute.Sport specific moving wing for perfect functionality and total freedom of movement during high intensitiesBy mapping Mesh Superlight and Cool Plain fabric Craft bring you to the next level of base layer technologySoft, ...
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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