WHAT IS A BASE LAYER?
A base layer is the layer of clothing that sits against your skin. And because it’s against your skin it’s important to get it right. If something is a little irritating at the start of your run, hike, cycle or climb, it’ll be much worse after an hour.
There are a few things that will have a big impact on your comfort – so what are the most important things to look for?
Is your base layer soft? You’re constantly moving when you’re working out so your clothing is going to move against your skin. You want a soft fabric. Merino wool is often used for base layers but it’s definitely worth trying before you buy because it can be itchy. We love bamboo viscose because it is so soft against the skin and incredibly comfortable to wear.
Our Perform bamboo base layer has 4% stretch for easy movement and in a bamboo viscose and organic cotton blend, it’s supersoft and breathable.