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    Best thermal base layers
    on: January 24, 2022, 05:31:10 pm
    January 24, 2022, 05:31:10 pm
    Looking for opinions on the best base layers.
    I currently have some Spada Thermals but these need more base layers underneath even under my touring two piece.
    I have been reading about Zerofit but wondered if there were others!
    I am based in the chilly UK

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    Re: Best thermal base layers
    Reply #1 on: January 24, 2022, 05:48:03 pm
    January 24, 2022, 05:48:03 pm
    I use merino wool - they work in winter as thermals and summer as a wicking layer that does not get stinky. Sounds counter-intuitive to wear wool in summer but I have used mine in Spain and Portugal at 43C, and they work to wick sweat.

    The only problem with merino is that they don't like Velcro so if you have exposed velcro at knee or hip armour pockets then you can get a little hole where the Velcro unpicks the weave. It looks like a moth has been at the garment.

    I have found the ones from Aldi or Mountain Warehouse do the job pretty well. You can get heavier duty versions if you look at ski-wear but that comes at a much higher cost.


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    Re: Best thermal base layers
    Reply #2 on: January 24, 2022, 06:03:05 pm
    January 24, 2022, 06:03:05 pm
    What Wessie says, plus no need to buy specialist motorbike gear. I got most of mine from outdoor shops. If I am out for a decent ride always wear base layers, all year round inc in Spain.

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    Re: Best thermal base layers
    Reply #3 on: January 24, 2022, 06:29:03 pm
    January 24, 2022, 06:29:03 pm
    I use alpinestars ride tech winter long sleeve , its expensive but it’s the best one I have had . Have you tried a heated long sleeve jacket yet ?................ they are a revelation for winter riding and once used you wont go back .

    https://www.infinitymotorcycles.com/product/alpinestars-ride-tech-long-sleeve-winter-top?gclid=Cj0KCQiAubmPBhCyARIsAJWNpiM9Kb6E05WxTLgc96ZUUWT48Mtg14HJlr2UuTJ9UM2wp6k3x3QNRtgaAmj8EALw_wcB


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    Re: Best thermal base layers
    Reply #4 on: January 24, 2022, 11:46:41 pm
    January 24, 2022, 11:46:41 pm
    Not sure what chilly UK weather is ( presently it is 10 F in Vermont at the moment )
    I tend not to ride much colder than 34F , at that temp, outer layer is an BMW enduro guard suit and gloves, alpinestar tech jacket mid layer, and base layer is  kilm aggressor 3 shirt and pants.
    Good for about 2 hours of riding before stopping for something warm to drink, anything longer, heated gear is probably the solution.

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    Re: Best thermal base layers
    Reply #5 on: January 25, 2022, 03:09:46 am
    January 25, 2022, 03:09:46 am
    Andy Strapz
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    Re: Best thermal base layers
    Reply #6 on: January 25, 2022, 06:21:16 am
    January 25, 2022, 06:21:16 am
    I use both LDComfort and Klim Aggressor 1 or 2 or 3 (varying thicknesses)

    https://ldcomfort.com
    https://www.klim.com/motorcycle/mens/Base-Layer?page=1
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    Re: Best thermal base layers
    Reply #7 on: January 25, 2022, 09:59:37 am
    January 25, 2022, 09:59:37 am
    I have 2 sets, one that I used for sailing , made by Helly Hansen that are quite good on the bike but the best I have ever had are my Rukka Mark Thermals that I bought from SBS. They are currently selling for £35. I then wear a mid layer on top in the winter with some kind of high neck long sleeve.

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    Re: Best thermal base layers
    Reply #8 on: January 25, 2022, 10:54:50 am
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    Call me a tight wad but I use these, have done for years..  :164: size 14, if you must know..  :034:

    https://direct.asda.com/george/women/leggings/black-leggings-3-pack/GEM884645,default,pd.html?cgid=D1M1G20C33


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    Re: Best thermal base layers
    Reply #9 on: January 25, 2022, 09:55:09 pm
    January 25, 2022, 09:55:09 pm
    Step One long johns.