Under Armour offers film related base layers

If you’re getting caught up in the whole Star Wars hype at the moment and you feel the need to express it through the medium of a compression base layer, JD Sports stocks these Under Armour Star Wars options. Presumably, the Force will be with you… always.

These are made from lightweight fabrics with 4-way stretch and they’re said to be fast drying. 

They’re both from the dark side, though. There’s a white stormtrooper one and a black Darth Vader one. Yoda version there is not (sorry, but it’s a journalist’s duty to stick in torturous quotes and/or references when mentioning Star Wars; it's what they teach us at college).

Right, that’s enough of that nonsense. They’re 45 quid a pop. www.jdsports.co.uk

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.