Knox Dry Inside Long Sleeve Shirt & Pants, £15.31 & £12.76
Miles covered/time: 5000/four years
What's good: Dressing in what looks like thermal underwear, regardless of the weather, has always seemed odd but these base layers from Knox work so well. I've worn them under leathers when touring through a sunbaked Italy and also on colder days here at home. The specially treated cotton means sweat is absorbed without leaving me stinking, well no more than usual! On colder days they act as a great base layer, and they look quite stylish too. This version has been superseded, they are being sold off as 'end of line' stock, at £28 for the set they’re definitely worth the money.
What's not: There are slight signs of wear and tear with a couple of holes appearing particularly by the rubberised logo on the pants.