Vanguard MTS 2122 Base Layer review

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.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £26.99 RRP
The Vanguard is very comfortable, and it looks good too.

Our review

Classy, versatile and very comforatble
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Polyester is hardly the magic material that springs to mind when thinking about technical base layers but this has proved to be a versatile and competent performer. The long sleeved design with quarter length zip is much closer to a jersey, and comfort is exceptional, helped in no small part by the flat seams and the turtleneck collar which keeps out the chill without being restrictive.

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In keeping with most breathable base layers I’ve tried of late, 20 minutes’ hard riding brings a brief glow of dampness which is rapidly wicked away, leaving me consistently warm and dry. Long sleeves make for an excellent three-seasons garment and extend the life of summer jerseys without the need for arm warmers – in fact the unseasonably temperate weather has allowed me to enjoy early morning rides in a short sleeved jersey while wearing this underneath.

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Black also ensures it will complement anything in the wardrobe and care is very simple – just pop in with the general washing and regular detergent at 40 degrees. Sizing might be a bit generous for some – I’m usually a large but a medium fitted just fine, so try before buying.

Product Specifications

Product

Name MTS 2122 Base Layer
Brand Vanguard

Clothing Material Polyester
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Available Colours Black
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Sleeve Type Long-sleeved