Baselayers

by jorysmith   October 27, 2012  

hi all

If your in the market for baselayers as winter is approaching. Check out uniqlo heat tech range. http://shop.uniqlo.com/uk/store/clothing/heattech/men/#fC01
i just bought 2 and they do the job well and they don't cost the earth. Great for the cold moring commute.

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What is the sizing like on these? Uniqlo tends to come up a little small.
Also - Ive always found Uniqlo to be pretty naff quality and wash very badly. I suppose you pays what you gets for.
Even so - may sneek one in next time my missus puts an order in. Smug

posted by Some Fella [770 posts]
28th October 2012 - 13:05

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Interesting, I dragged out my winter kit the other day when the snow came and sorted through it. Need some base layers as mine are almost done because I use them for ski/snowboarding aswell. So they get alot of use.

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posted by Gkam84 [8902 posts]
28th October 2012 - 13:08

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Endura.

That is all.

Noli porcum linguere

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posted by captain_slog [272 posts]
28th October 2012 - 20:11

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Gkam84 wrote:
Interesting, I dragged out my winter kit the other day when the snow came and sorted through it. Need some base layers as mine are almost done because I use them for ski/snowboarding aswell. So they get alot of use.

Ski in Scotland?

Always wanted to, apparently Aviemore gave the Alps a run for their money a few years ago.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
28th October 2012 - 21:45

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The last couple of years Scotland's had great snow comparable to major ski resorts on the continent.

Aviemore is alright, but I stick to the Lecht and Glenshee because its only a few miles either way Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8902 posts]
28th October 2012 - 22:34

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We held the Police national championships there a few years ago, cracking fun, good snow and a hell of a lot cheaper than abroad.

Made even better when i made 1st reserve for the national team Big Grin

Back to base layers though, i wear an underarmour top. Not the expensive make just a cheap one off ebay (cost 9.99) washes great and keeps you really warm.

‘It is useless to meet revenge with revenge: it will heal nothing.’

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posted by stumps [2782 posts]
29th October 2012 - 20:30

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the guy on the website looks freaky...

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3239 posts]
30th October 2012 - 0:12

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Under Armour Cold Gear Mock - accept no substitutes. You can wear one of these under a windproof jacket and nothing else.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Under-Armour-Coldgear-Mock-Compression/dp/B008QWT07S

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posted by nostromo [65 posts]
30th October 2012 - 12:29

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I am a complete convert to the powers of merino and can't recommend it enough. I've got two Endura Baabaa l/s tops that have lasted two years of hard use and are still in fantastic shape. I was dubious about the 'no stink' claims as no matter how much antibacterial technology or silver you throw at cycling kit, it still stinks up pretty quickly. However, this stuff is amazing. After a hard commute there and back it still smells like it's just come out of the washing machine. While it can take a wee bit longer to dry, it stays toasty warm when it is damp and still dries pretty quickly. I commuted through last winter (+2 to -3C) in just a Baabaa baselayer and Gore Phantom softshell with no problems at all.

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posted by Swami Dave [49 posts]
30th October 2012 - 15:10

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nostromo wrote:
Under Armour Cold Gear Mock - accept no substitutes. You can wear one of these under a windproof jacket and nothing else.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Under-Armour-Coldgear-Mock-Compression/dp/B008QWT07S

Do I still have to wear bottoms? Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8902 posts]
30th October 2012 - 15:56

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