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Oneten Women's Long Sleeve Base Layer 2016



Super comfy, well fitting base layer at a steal

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The Oneten Women's Long Sleeve base layer is an example of form and function in perfect harmony. Its body-hugging fit manages to be fairly flattering, helped by the contrast stitching on the seams, and it does a great job of keeping you warm and dry thanks to the wicking properties of the fabric.

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The material is very lightweight, with no restriction whatsoever, and feels gossamer-soft against your skin. All the seams are flatlocked so there's no chafing, and mesh inserts beneath the armpits aid ventilation. Despite the fineness of the fabric, it is surprising how much warmth it gives you. It's designed to be worn under a jersey or jacket but works and looks fine worn standalone if the temperature rises.

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The cut is very good. The sleeves are nice and long and the body is a decent length too, slightly longer at the rear to give good coverage over your lower back when riding.

As with all synthetic base layers it needs washing after one wear, unlike Merino wool tops which don't get smelly so quickly, but this is no hardship and it dries in no time.

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A fantastic, simple but effective base layer.


Super comfy, well fitting base layer at a steal

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Make and model: Oneten Womens Long Sleeve Base Layer 2016

Size tested: Small, Black

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

The blurb says: "In autumn and early winter the Oneten long sleeved base layer really comes into its own. The technical fabric wicks moisture away from the skin and dries quickly, keeping you warm and comfortable. The women's specific fit flatters the female form."

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Women's specific fit

Lightweight, technical fabric wicks moisture from the skin

91% polyester / 9% Lycra

Mesh panels under arm

Flatlocked seams

Slim fit

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As you'd expect, keep it away from Velcro.

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Is true to size according to size chart. I needed a Small/size 10.

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How easy is the product to care for? How did it respond to being washed?

Machine wash 40 degrees.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Very well.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The super soft fabric and great fit.

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Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

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You can't fault this base layer, especially at such a great price.

Overall rating: 9/10

About the tester

Age: 43  Height: 170cm  Weight: 60kg

I usually ride: Marin Point Reyes 29er  My best bike is: Giant Anthem X1

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, club rides, mtb, Audax

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