What they say: Designed to wick moisture away from the skin to keep the rider cool and dry.
What we say: It amazes us how so many garments are said to be made from Polyester (this is actually made from a 95% Polyester 5% Elastane mix) and yet produce such a different feel.
If we were judging this purely on the sybaritic ‘wow’ factor, this base layer from Le Col would top the podium. It has a luxuriant softness to it that clings to your physique like a superhero’s crime-fighting suit but without ever feeling restrictive.
Generously proportioned sleeves and hem length, mean this works well with other layers to keep the cold from creeping in and, this being a product that’s designed for hard efforts, moisture transfer and thermoregulation is impeccable. Available in sizes S-XXXL.
Conclusion: High levels of comfort and technical prowess make this ideal for racing or hard training.