Base Layers

Oxford Advanced base layers review | Designed for year-round use, but can they handle temperature extremes?

Oxford Advanced base layers review | Designed for year-round use, but can they handle temperature extremes?

There’s a lot to love about these Oxford Advanced base layers, and as the foundation of my kit for more than 8,000 miles they’ve become something that I’d be rather reluctant to part with. I’ve worn...

The Keis B601RP heated vest will change the way you think about winter riding | MCN review

The Keis B601RP heated vest will change the way you think about winter riding | MCN review

The Keis B601RP Heated Bodywarmer has introduced a new level of heated luxury to my time spent on a bike. When I first started riding, the warmest winter commute was when I’d pick up my copy of MCN...

The Zerofit Heatrub Move strives to keep you chill-free without falling apart at the seams

The Zerofit Heatrub Move strives to keep you chill-free without falling apart at the seams

Zerofit may be a relative newcomer to the UK base layer scene, but they’ve quickly established themselves as a favourite in the MCN offices thanks to products like the Heatrub. Related: Best...

The best motorcycle neck warmers you need in all weathers

The best motorcycle neck warmers you need in all weathers

Motorcycle neck warmers or neck tubes are an essential bit of kit. Whether you want to stop your neck getting cold in winter (as well as prevent draughts going down into your jacket or up into your...

Keis V106 Heated Vest Review

Keis V106 Heated Vest Review

This Keis V106 Heated Vest is designed to keep you toasty and warm on your motorbike, even when it’s seriously cold on the road. Lots of people avoid riding when it is properly cold like the plague...

Best Motorcycle Balaclavas

Best Motorcycle Balaclavas

The best motorcycle balaclavas should offer a comfortable and lightweight layer underneath your helmet to keep you warm in the colder months. Most riders should by now know the benefits of wearing...

Best Heated Motorcycle Socks

Best Heated Motorcycle Socks

Staying warm in winter on the bike can be a challenge sometimes though there is plenty of kit like these best heated motorcycle socks to help you. Jackets and trousers, for example, can come with...

These thermal base layers will keep you going all winter and start from under £30

These thermal base layers will keep you going all winter and start from under £30

One of the most obvious places to start protecting yourself from the cold weather is a trusty set of base layers. In basic terms, these are tight-fitting, thermal undergarments that create an...

Forcefield Tech 2 Base Layers reviewed

Forcefield Tech 2 Base Layers reviewed

The Forcefield Tech 2 base layers are designed for use in summer and have a compression fit to support your muscles, too. The Tech 2 base layers from the company have recently been superseded by the...

Dainese D-Core Aero summer base layers review

Dainese D-Core Aero summer base layers review

The Dainese D-Core Aero base layer is a summer undergarment designed to keep you cool in hot weather, wick moisture away from your body and offer some muscle support with its compression...

Forcefield Tech 3 base layers review

Forcefield Tech 3 base layers review

The Forcefield Tech 3 base layers superseded the excellent Tech 2 version as the firm’s summer undergarment with compression features, too. Related: Your expert guide to motorcycle base layers I...

Best mid-layer motorcycle clothing

Best mid-layer motorcycle clothing

In a world of base layers, mid-layers are often an overlooked item of motorcycle clothing. They are a great way of keeping warm in winter and can usually be worn with your existing kit to save having...

The Best Motorcycle Heated Vests

The Best Motorcycle Heated Vests

When the weather is cold – as it is for huge chunks of the year in the UK – a motorcycle heated vest can be a great way to stay warm on your bike. Staying warm in winter is a safety issue as much as...

Stay cool! It's the best summer motorcycle base layers

Stay cool! It's the best summer motorcycle base layers

Summer motorcycle base layers for the hot weather are just as important as thermal base layers for winter. While they may be intended to carry out a slightly different role, there are several...