A year with the Norwegian Polypropylene mesh baselayer
A premium baselayer in performance and price
Lightweight form-fitting top
Strong-performing merino base layer
Merino for on and off the bike
Base layer for multiple climates
Simple styling and relaxed cut
Light and cosy
Casual looks combined with merino performance
Well wicking, good value base layer
Effective but expensive windproof
Merino wool base layer
Antibacterial merino wool layer for winter cycling
Tight fitting technical top
Less is more
Lightweight wicking and windproof performance
Well cut and priced
Warm and secure fitting
Quality merino riding wear
Quick drying layer
Unique loose fitting baselayer
Top comfort contender
Cycling specific merino wool top
High wicking undergarment
Spring weight woolly poly
Super-soft wool top
Women's long-sleeve top
Keep the cold out
Clothing that'll benefit your muscles
Great value mid-layer
Merino magic under-jersey
Super-comfy merino under shirt
A Really comfortable early/late summer jersey or baselayer for cooler days
Bargain Merino base layer
A cold-weather faves
Torso-cosseting merino wool base layer
Trekmates Long Sleeve Merino Wool Top
This ain't no T-shirt, okay!
Moisture-wicking undershirt barriers the wind
Merino wool has fast become the material of choice in high performance base layers from brands such as Howies, Sugoi, Ground Effect and Woolistic
If you're looking for state of the art technology in your base layer then Protective is the one
Merino wool performs
If you like a loose fit then this is for you
So lightweight and superbly fitted that you could also wear it for running and other sports
Impressive technical performance
A comfy undervest that wicks moisture well
The best feature of this base layer is its ability to keep you dry
This lightweight polyester shirt is ribbed and very elastic
The acrylic fabric used by DeFeet (yes, the sock people) is the softest on test
A great, soft and cosy base layer, made of 100% merino wool. Extremely light and breathable
Good thermal top for both biking and running
Polyester is hardly the magic material that springs to mind when thinking abouttechnical base layers but this has proved to be a versatile and competent performer.
The Lite's thin material is carbon injected to absorb odour - and it works. There's a full-length zip and a real quality-feel, with a stretchy mesh fabric that's soft against the skin.
A good base layer is essential for mountain biking to wick sweat away from your body - sweating on cold weather rides can cool you down too much.The Armourfit range of base layers (made by rugby specialists Canterbury, but good for MTBing) are available in Hot and Cold versions - Hot to keep you cool and Cold to keep you warm.
Howies Natural Base Layers have won loads of awards and loyal fans, and work really well as normal riding shirts.The Short Sleeve is a close-fitting T-shirt made from a very fine, stretchy merino wool fabric.
Layering is the key to staying warm enough but not too hot on a bike, especially in the chillier months. In that respect, base layers have a definite role to play.
Embers 'Lifestyle Boutique' specialises in top-notch merino clothing and the Migrate is their vanilla women's long-sleeved base layer, which is available in two colours.
It may feature a hood, but Nike's Thermal is still a cycle jersey cum base layer. The Dri Fit Sphere fabric creates insulating air pockets to collect body heat and hugs for added performance and moisture management.
Merino wool makes a great base layer. It's lightweight and naturally resists moisture and odours while keeping your temperature regulated. It's soft and comfortable and the perfect fabric for wearing right next to the skin.
Designed to be worn tight next to the skin, the Torsion is seamlessly mapped across the torso with different weaves to facilitate muscle support and temperature control. It's another very comfy four-way stretch fabric that suits the highly active
Howies was one of the first to make it big with Merino base layers and they established a fine reputation for turning out some very comfortable and universally wearable wool base layers.