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Cycling Base Layers & Thermals


Do you want to know more about base layers?

Thermal base layers are very efficient garments for the practice of many sports, including cycling. This type of clothing is designed to respond to three well-defined functions:

  • Prevent the loss of natural heat generated by the body during physical activity.
  • Favour and facilitate perspiration.
  • Keep the body dry after doing physical exercise.

Within cycling clothing, thermal base layers have become one of the garments that provides greatest comfort and lightness to cyclists. Their ability to offer thermal insulation means that the athletes do not have to wear uncomfortable and heavy layers of clothing that hinder their performance on their bikes.

Thermal base layers must fit the cyclist's body perfectly, but without being too tight, to allow them to move easily. Among the different models of this kind of clothing are those that have been designed ergonomically, which are more fitted and simply look like normal clothing. Even so, they all share the common purpose of maintaining correct ventilation and aiding the regulation of body temperature.

Normally, these garments are made with fabrics such as polyester, nylon and other materials such as polypropylene that provide the user with maximum comfort and a very pleasant dry sensation, as they wick away moisture immediately.


Opinions featured in Cycling Base Layers & Thermals

Gore Wear Windstopper light long-sleeved base layer t-shirt black
Gore Base Layer
Great Quality Fits Great Looks Good Happy Cycling
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Gore Wear C3 Windstopper Boxer Black
Less diapers
I’m XL and I ordered XL fits well and when I walk it doesn’t look to much as wearing diapers
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Finisseur Thermal Short Sleeve Base Layer Black
Good price for a quality product!
Use it for running and cycling.
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Gore Wear C3 Liner Shorts Black
Very good! Exactly what it is supposed to be.
High quality. The pad is not very thick, but it is enough for a light liner (and it was not a surprise, a few reviews had mentioned it).
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Slip Craft Greatness black white
Slip greatness
Good fit and quality
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Castelli Flanders Rosso Corsa interior t-shirt Warm high collar gray long sleeve
Very warm and great fit
Brilliant - very warm, very comfy against your skin and the polo neck rollover neck warmer is excellent for winter cycling
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Finisseur Thermal Short Sleeve Base Layer Black
Great Baselayer
Ideal for cold days, but not cold enough for long sleeved layer
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Gore Wear Windstopper light long-sleeved base layer t-shirt black
Very good quality
.good recommend
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Castelli Flanders Warm Rosso Corsa Long Sleeve Base Layer Black
Perfect fit
Comfortable and warm
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Finisseur Micromesh Sleeveless Base Layer Top Black
Good quality and very light
Order a size up I’m usually a medium but the L/XL is a perfect fir
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Finisseur Micromesh Short Sleeve Base Layer Top Black
fabric quality
excellent item and fabric for running
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Northwave Light Sleeveless Base Layer White
Good quality. Great value.
Good quality. Great value.
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Finisseur Thermal Short Sleeve Base Layer Black
Thermal top
Keeps the torso warm in fair weather, yet to try it on a colder day
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Mavic Hot Ride + SL Sleeveless Base Layer White
Quality product
very pleased
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Gore Wear Thermo Windstopper Undershirt Black
Excellent item
Good quality
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