The sunshine is starting to tease us by poking its head out from the clouds every so often, raising our expectations of the glorious riding days ahead. But it’s still damned chilly out there, so decent clobber under your riding kit is essential if you’re going to get the most from your miles.
The MCN Shop stocks enough base layers to melt an iceberg – here are our favourite five from those available at www.mcnshop.com
Rev’IT Polaris £64.99
Mid-layer undershirt that’s made from Polartec 100 fleece that is both lightweight and highly breathable. It’s constructed with overlocking seams for comfort and is elasticated at the neck, waist and cuffs to seal against draughts.
RST Tech X Multisport £29.99
All-season base layer that is designed to wick sweat away from your body, which helps you stay warm in winter and more comfortable in summer. It is a tight compression fit, which is also claimed to help the rider’s muscles stay alert for longer.
Knox Dry Inside Long-Sleeve £39.99
Made from a highly comfortable blend of cotton and lycra, the Knox top is treated with 3XDry, which means it wicks away moisture for better comfort and warmth. It’s treated to be anti-bacterial and resistant to odours and the cotton will not cause friction against the rider’s skin.
EDZ Mens All Climate base layer £29.99
Mid-layer top from specialists EDZ that’s made from a microfleece material with good thermal properties without adding unwanted bulk under your riding kit. It has a quarter-length neck zip as well as a lower back to keep out chills and flat seams for comfort.
Oxford All-Year long-sleeve, £24.99
Lightweight under layer that’s soft to the touch for comfort when worn next to the skin and will stretch in four directions for optimum comfort. The breathable fabric wicks away moisture and is treated for anti-odour and anti-bacterial properties.