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.