Finisterre Brisa women's base layer £30

Multi-sport versatility

BikeRadar score 3.5/5

For every woman who loves pink there’s another who hates it, so they'll be glad to hear that the Brisa comes in other colours. We love this unapologetic bright shade – it cheered our chilly summer rides no end.

The cut is consistent whatever the colour – unfussy princess seams give just enough girl-shape to be flattering without coming over all second skin. It means that this top is versatile and can be worn alone on cool summer days, for running or even a warm-up for bike yoga.

When you do use it as a base layer, flatlock seams mean there’s nothing to rub you up the wrong way and it sits quietly in place. The fabric is 100 percent recycled polyester with anti-bacterial qualities, but if you think eco-credentials mean a reduction in performance, be reassured.

We thrashed this through days that veered between cold and ‘hey, who turned the heat on?’ and stayed comfortable, never wetting sweatily out even when things became very warm. Blokes needn’t feel left out – their version is just as good.

This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike

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