With a full windproof front mated to a highly structured fit, the Vanguard is among the best cold weather base layers available.
The fit through the shoulders, arms and midriff is close to compression wear. The lighter ribbed fabric holds in plenty of warmth but still light enough to draw away moisture. We’ve used the Windflex with just a soft shell on milder days, and under a jersey on really cold rides.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine.