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 Post subject: Base layers..
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:01 am 
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Good old England, Well it looks like that was summer.. :o
I'm curious about base layers.? What to look for material wise and what I should be paying for them.
Long sleeve ,short sleeve.??
The only thing i do know about them is they should be tight/close fitting, I've never used them before so sorry for my noobness :shock:
Any input would be appreciated :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Base layers..
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:02 am 
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Location: essex
Short sleeve always unless its frosty out!

i usually go with Motorbike ones from spada as they have cool panels built in, in key places

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 Post subject: Re: Base layers..
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:25 am 
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I wear Gore. I've tried cheaper ones before and the bottom of the top has ridden up, these don't, fit well. Lots of options of LS, SS, Singlet, with or without windstopper. I wear with the windstopper. Fine for low degress down to sub zero, the windstopper really does work with wind chill.

http://www.goreapparel.co.uk/bike/mens/ ... lt,sc.html


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 Post subject: Re: Base layers..
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:27 am 
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http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/hell ... prod118122

Been using these for a number of years, either on its own or with something over the top in colder or wet condition. For the money its great, could spend more (and get more features) but i like the fit and forget way it does its job. Have used when gone skiing as well

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 Post subject: Re: Base layers..
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:44 am 
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Mattvanders wrote:
Been using these for a number of years, either on its own
Own? some of have fat to protect matt! :monkey:

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 Post subject: Re: Base layers..
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:42 am 
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I have helly Hanson ones from when I was a tree monkey you never sweat they keep you just right. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Base layers..
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:19 pm 
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I have the smelly hansen, but in comparison to the endura baa baa it's utter crap, especially if your riding to and from work 4 days a week and sweat like a horror :)

the endura is most definately the best i have purchased, on top of this i can do 4-5 days and it just about starts to smell, nothing bad though.


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 Post subject: Re: Base layers..
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:48 pm 
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Can you use a baa baa as a single layer?

i have a dakine marine spec t shirt i use at the mo which works well but could do with another

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 Post subject: Re: Base layers..
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:11 pm 
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nwmlarge wrote:
can you use a baa baa as a single layer?

i have a dakine marine spec t shirt i use at the mo which works well but could do with another


I honestly think you could use it as a single layer, depending on what your doing and how the weather is.

it's a toasty bit of kit but again brilliant and wicking, some people think it's itchy though so try one on first.


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 Post subject: Re: Base layers..
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:35 pm 
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Fair do's there's an evans near me i'll poke my head in

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 Post subject: Re: Base layers..
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:40 pm 
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Best bet mate, i bought the smell hansen and one from decathlon both crap where as the baa baa has been great for months and washed only once a week lol


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 Post subject: Re: Base layers..
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:02 pm 
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Thats the sort of use i am looking for.

I commute on a foldy bike and need something breathable

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 Post subject: Base layers..
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:11 pm 
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Sports direct have some in, been using these last year and beginning of this year, all good and toasty warm

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