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  • Icebreaker Merino Baselayer

     Abzz updated 12 years, 1 month ago 6 Members · 10 Posts
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  • hugo15

    29 March 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Thinking of getting one for when I ride to work as my Helly Hansen is a bit smelly. Has anyone got one?

  • ralf

    29 March 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I’ve got the endura merino base layer, excellent. wear them several times

    with very little odour, from the jersey.

  • hugo15

    29 March 2009 at 8:43 pm

    I tired the Endura one in Westbrooks yesterday but wasn’t 100% sure.

    How warm does it get? I am looking for something to wear under a short sleeve jersey in the summer, probably up to about 20 degrees

  • darrenvt2

    29 March 2009 at 8:57 pm

    have to agree with ralf i bought one late last year endura baa baa and have worn it all through winter under waterproof/windproof jackets and nothing else and it has kept me warm and smell free, it does have a slight itchy feel to it but not too bad worth the money

  • ralf

    29 March 2009 at 8:58 pm

    you can use them without a shirt on for summer. why have 2 layers if it’s 20ish degC ?

  • tomlevell

    30 March 2009 at 12:23 pm

    I’ve used Howies ones for a couple of years. Thin so not that warm but layered it’s fine. I run 2 in winter as base layer and they probably get washed every 20 hours or so. No real smell (to a man anyway ;0)

    In summer I either wear a long sleeve one or a no sleeve and normal riding top.

    Only thing to watch for is once you get a hole in they can expand quite quickly.

    Oh and make sure it’s machine washable (most are now). Howies have all been fine at 40degC wash.

  • hugo15

    30 March 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Popped to the new Go Outdoor place today and found that they do Icebreaker base leyers 😀 . Tried one on and liked the fit. Not itchy at all. Think I will probably go for one soon.

  • hugo15

    6 April 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Got an Icebreaker Atlas 150 in the end. I wore it for the first time on a three hour road ride on Sunday and really liked it. It fits really well and doesn’t itch at all. Can see it becoming one of my favourite bits of kit.

  • Steve Kish

    6 April 2009 at 9:56 pm

    My Marks & Spencer Ultra-Fit Sport long sleeve vests work well for me! 😛

  • Abzz

    6 April 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Primark Gents Long Sleeve T Shirts for me £4 each. Matilan do similar ones that are a little bit thicker material, these are good too.

    Make a great base layer with a cycle jersey on top.

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