Base Layers

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Re: Base Layers

Post by paul_tim2000 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:23 pm

I use the same, cheap, stuff I bought from Lidl / Aldi for Skiing, used to shell out for expensive technical stuff but can't really tell the difference when using it and it's cheap enough to buy 3 or 4 sets and wash/rotate them

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Re: Base Layers

Post by Oop North John » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:14 am

Do the Merino base layers tend to be more resistant to damage from zips etc, as I've got a Mountain Warehouse t-shirt that looks like its been through a barbed wire fence due to the zips pulling at it?

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Re: Base Layers

Post by Asgard » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:06 am

Another vote for Merino, been using it for mountain biking for years.
Despite all the B.S. from the outdoor trendy sellers, ive yet to find a synthetic base layer that is anything but sweaty crap
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Re: Base Layers

Post by Sanqhar » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:47 pm

+1 for merino.

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Re: Base Layers

Post by dazcoates » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:44 pm

Aldi, lidl sports wear or if feeling posh , Mark's and sparks . Dont pay the bike tax.

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Re: Base Layers

Post by Oop North John » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:26 am

dazcoates wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:44 pm
Aldi, lidl sports wear or if feeling posh , Mark's and sparks . Dont pay the bike tax.
Yeah it's amazing how the prices seem to leap up. Also, someone always has a sale bringing the prices from silly to reasonable.

Just got a merino top and it does seem to be good at keeping the heat in, next up some trousers / long johns / pants.

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Re: Base Layers

Post by P4ulie » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:53 am

I've got a mixture of base layers, everything from £4.99 at Decathlon to £120 worth of yak wool. They're all fine, however I do prefer the wool options, they don't stink so you can wear them for days without washing, the synthetic can pong (I bicycle rather than motorcycle commute these days).

The biggest difference is wear, I've got alpkit / Howies merino base layers still going after 4+ years of wear, the £4.99 Decathlon tops are looking a right old state after 3 months & will go for chain cleaning very soon.

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