As riders and purveyors of the most essential accessories for cycling, we believe a good base layer investment must never be underestimated. Trust us, a base layer is an essential core to your well-being on the bike, and through this, you can easily adjust your temperature by using various types of layers. Be it hot or cold, this is our quick guide to the most crucial base layers from GripGrab for Spring riding.
“Sometimes It Snows in April”, Prince famously sang, and the best way to protect yourself from the cold is by using a system of three layers. Choose a base layer with a tight fit against your skin on the inside. Add to this a middle layer, a jersey, and top it off with a wind-resistant outer layer. A gilet or a jacket. The three layers combined work together to retain heat, keep out the wind and most importantly, wick sweat away from your body, so you don’t get cold.
Riding in Spring can be in changeable weather conditions. With WIND BREAKING BASE LAYER you come prepared with Arrowind™ technology to keep the wind out. Wind Breaking Base Layer has a next-to-skin flexible fit, is highly breathable and has anti-odor fabric treatment. Combine Wind Breaking Base Layer with Arm Warmers, and you can change adjust to changing temperatures when the sun comes out.
Merino is an incredibly versatile wool fabric. Ideal for both cold or hot temperatures. Deriving from Merino Sheep it keeps you cool on hot days and will keep you warm on descents or during cold morning starts. MERINO POLYFIBRE BASE LAYER is highly breathable, anti-odor properties and so soft you will want to sleep in it.
The EXPERT SEAMLESS THERMAL BASE LAYER, is a technical product.
incorporating different knitting patterns to create a highly breathable and insulating base layer. Seamless knitting technology creates a high-stretch synthetic garment with exceptional moisture-wicking properties. With a tight, compressing fit Expert Seamless Thermal Base Layer is ideal for high-intensity workouts in cold to mild conditions.
A warm Spring is what we’re all hoping for. When temperatures rise you can finally shed some layers, but a good base layer is still one the most essential items to assist you with transferring moisture away from your body. This helps to keep you dry, and delivers a cooling effect.
Base layers in warmer climates are either sleeveless or short-sleeved. Depending on your choice your base layer must have high moisture-wicking, be insulating and breathable at the same time. 3-SEASON SLEEVELESS BASE LAYER is ideal in mild conditions, and fits perfectly under a tight-fitted jersey to prevent fabric bulking in the sleeves. 3-Season is also available as Short Sleeve.
If you’re heading to warmer pastures an open weave mesh base layer gives you the greatest moisture transportation. With minimal fabric surface area it is the ultimate layer for working hard in the heat. Ultralight Mesh Base Layer is also available as Short Sleeve.
Manufactured in Italy, SHORT SLEEVE EXPERT SEAMLESS LIGHTWEIGHT BASELAYER, is the trimmed down version of its heavier long-sleeved brother. With next-to-skin fit, high moisture wicking and tight compression Expert Sleeveless is suitable for mild to warm conditions.