Proskins Moto All-season Trouser Baselayer, £29.99
Miles covered/time: 1200/one month
What’s good: Putting these trousers on for the first time will feel like slipping into a very thick pair of tights (don’t ask me how I know). Once you’re in, they’re designed to hug your legs (they’re compression-wear, so designed to reduce muscle fatigue – handy for track days and very long days in the saddle). The real joy of wearing them is that it makes slipping into leather trousers and even jeans a quick, snag-free process, and they keep your legs from baking in extreme temperatures.
They’re designed to wick away sweat, too, making them perfect for high-summer. If you’ve never tried a baselayer under your leathers, I’d encourage you to try these. You’ll wonder how you ever got by in just your pants.
What’s not: If you’ve forgotten to bring spare clothes to work you WILL look exceedingly daft walking around in these all day.