What they say: For winter, spring or cool conditions at any time of year – a cozy foundation for your cycling wardrobe.
What we say: Interestingly, this is made from bamboo blended yarn. Why is that interesting? Because bamboo is increasingly finding its way into everyday products such as toothbrushes, toilet paper and, yes, clothing, as an eco-friendly alternative to a variety of other materials. It works particularly well in things like underwear (and therefore base layers) because it’s soft on the skin, lightweight and good at wicking away moisture.
These three qualities are readily evident here in this rather stylish base layer, which also features a seamless construction to enhance comfort and avoid chaffing. Fit is on the more ‘athletic’ side of things, although there is a genuinely surprising amount of give in the material which almost feels like a thin neoprene as it wraps itself, effortlessly, around your torso. The length of the sleeves and the hem is generous meaning it offers maximum protection, while the low cut neckline allows for plenty of room for movement. Available in two sizes: S/M and M/L.
Conclusion: Performs as well in cold weather as well when you’re working up a sweat. The Material proved something of a revelation.