Cycling Base Layers: How to Build Your Outfit from the Foundation Up
Cycling base layers are an essential component of any cyclist's outfit, providing a foundation for layering during different weather conditions. They help regulate body temperature, wick sweat away, and insulate your core against cool air. The key to a successful cycling outfit is to build it from the base up, starting with a good quality base layer.
Selection of Base Layers
At Enroute.cc we offer a range of base layers designed to perform in all kinds of conditions. We have base layers from the industries most renowned and respected brands, including ASSOS, MAAP, and Pas Normal Studios.
Our base layers are made from a variety of fabrics, so you can find the perfect foundation for your cycling outfit. In the summer, our base layers wick sweat away, keeping you cool and comfortable. In the winter, they insulate your core, providing warmth in cool weather.
Cold Layer Base Layering: How to select the ideal base layer
The ability to layer effectively is essential when cycling in colder weather. Our Thermal Long Sleeve Base Layer are perfect for winter cycling, providing the ideal foundation for your winter layers. Some of our base layers are made using Polartec® Power Wool™ fabric, a hybrid material with a merino wool interior and a synthetic fiber exterior. This unique combination of materials optimizes moisture control, breathability, and durability. The premium merino wool makes this piece naturally odor-resistant, while a high-efficiency grid backer traps warm air and aids in moisture transfer for quick drying.
Our Thermal Long Sleeve Base Layers are available in a range of colorways, allowing you to choose the perfect foundation for your winter cycling outfit. With its ability to regulate body temperature, wick sweat away, and insulate your core against cool air, this base layer is the perfect foundation for any winter cycling outfit. So why not start building your outfit from the base up and discover the benefits of a great cycling base layer today?
Check out some of our Thermal Base Layers:
Summer Base Layers: Keeping cool on hard rides
In addition to our Thermal Long Sleeve Base Layer, we also offer a range of base layers designed specifically for summer cycling. The technical Sleeveless Base Layer is perfect for keeping you comfortable through the warmer months of the year.
This lightweight, anatomically-fitted mesh garment is extremely breathable and effectively disperses moisture to regulate your surface body temperature and keep you dry. The soft and lightweight fabric of this base layer is so comfortable that it feels almost invisible under your jersey. The elastane component allows the base layer to stretch to your body's shape in even the most aggressive riding position, while remaining highly breathable and comfortable against your skin.
The open mesh pattern of the Sleeveless Base Layer promotes the evaporation of sweat during harder efforts, creating a natural cooling effect that helps maintain an efficient body temperature. With its ability to effectively regulate body temperature and wick sweat away, this base layer is the perfect foundation for any summer cycling outfit.
So whether you're cycling in hot or cold weather, starting your outfit from the base up is essential for staying comfortable and performing at your best. Our range of base layers is designed to perform in all kinds of conditions, so you can find the perfect foundation for your cycling outfit, no matter what the weather.