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Base layers not only keep you warm and dry, they also make it easy slipping in and out of your gear. Here are six two piece base layers to get you going

Wearing base layers can have a huge impact in improving your comfort whilst riding, no matter the weather conditions.

There are two good reasons for adding a base layer underneath your regular riding gear. During cold climates, thermal properties in the underwear help in trapping air to keep you warm and also act as an additional layer to keep out wind chill. For warmer conditions a base layer aids in taking sweat and moisture away and dispersing it through the fabric, and also making it easy to put on and remove your gear.

With this in mind we’ve put together some of the two-piece garment choices available.

First up is the:

EDZ All Climate

EDZ’s All Climate base layer top and pants are aimed at hot and cold weather conditions, with both thermal and moisture removal properties. The combo also features a flat seam construction which helps in reducing chaffing. EDZ have also given the All Climate underwear an Anti Odour treatment and say they are fast drying, so they can be washed after a ride and rinsed out ready for the next day.
Price: Shirt - £25 / Pants - £25
Sizes: XS - XXXL
Colours: Navy, Black

www.edzlayering.com

Proskins Moto

Proskins Moto

Endorsed by British Superbike champion Tommy Hill, Proskins' Moto range uses fabric designed to keep your body temperature at a comfortable and controlled level whilst wicking sweat away and keeping you dry. As worn by an athlete, an active ride can be prolonged through the compression fit of the underwear. It is designed to reduce fatigue and improve muscle performance, cutting the build up of lactic acid causing stiffness. Along with making it easy to slip in and out of leathers, the Moto shirt and pants have received an anti-bacterial treatment to reduce the odour occurring from long rides.
Price: Shirt - £29.99 / Pants - £29.99
Sizes: XS - XL

www.proskins.co

Knox Dry Inside

Knox Dry Inside

The cotton/Lycra construction of the Knox Dry Inside has been treated with a patented 3XDry, in layman terms the fabric takes away the moisture, allowing the wearer to remain dry and warm and providing a barrier to stop the shirt and pants from sticking after sweating. Knox has given the shirt a ‘Sport fit’ to prevent gathering or bunching when wearing underneath gear.
Price: Shirt - £39.99 / Pants - £34.99
Sizes: XS - XXXL

www.planet-knox.com

Alpinestars Thermal Tech

Alpinestars Thermal Tech

The Thermal Tech top and bottom from Alpinestars have been developed to regulate core temperature and give optimum comfort in all riding conditions. Alpinestars have given the Thermal Tech’s fabric a Nano treatment, allowing the nylon to be effective for ‘heat conductivity and moisture wicking’. The fit is very, very tight and for a reason, as the Thermal Tech uses a compression fit design to help reduce muscle fatigue, increasing your intense riding time.
Price: Shirt - £59.99 / Pants - £49.99
Sizes: S - XXXL

www.alpinestars.com

Forcefield Tornado+

Forcefield Tornado+

The material of the Forcefield Tornado+ combo has been designed to block airflow and maintain body temperature by reducing wind chill and remaining breathable. The shirt and pants feature a thermal insulation to allow the wearer to be warm and comfortable, even when damp. The construction of the Tornado+ uses flat seams, soft lining and lightweight material to ensure it is both comfortable and practical to wear under riding gear.
Price: Shirt - £64.99 / Pants - £49.99
Sizes: XS - XXL

www.forcefieldbodyarmour.com

REV'IT! Aztec & Inca

REV'IT! Aztec & Inca

REV’IT!’s Aztec shirt and Inca pants are perfect for colder weather, as both feature a trademarked GORE Windstopper shell to keep water at bay from the chest, arms and legs, along with adding 100% windproofing. For the lower body the upper portion of the legs has water repellent panels while the back features a mesh material to manage moisture. Keeping the shirt and pants in place is elastic at the cuffs; the top also features a turtleneck with a zipper.
Price: Aztec - £99.99 / Inca - £89.99
Sizes: S - XYL

www.revit.eu

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