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Base Layers

A cycling base layer acts as a second skin, which you can wear under any cycling apparel. We offer a range of sleeve lengths from sleeveless to long-sleeved to allow you to choose the best coverage based on the weather conditions. In colder weather, thermal base layers with brushed fleece or Merino wool linings provide insulation, helping your body retain heat and ensuring warmth without bulk. Base layers also help regulate your temperature by wicking away sweat from the skin, keeping you dry on challenging ascents. Discover some of our most technical base layers at Swinnerton Cycles by Q36.5 and Altura.

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Cycling base layers are foundational garments designed to enhance comfort and performance while on the bike, whatever the weather.

Base layers for winter and summer

You can also use your base layer during the summer. In hot weather, the lightweight and breathable fabric, worn alone, allows airflow, keeping you cool and comfortable.

Cycling base layers also help prevent odours. Many feature antimicrobial agents that inhibit the growth of bacteria, reducing unpleasant smells even after prolonged use.

In winter, if you wear a base layer under other cycling attire, they are designed to enhance the overall fit and comfort of cycling jerseys and shirts by reducing friction between the skin and outer layers, allowing for a smooth range of motion during cycles.

Cycling base layers are fundamental for a cyclist's wardrobe, offering moisture management, temperature regulation, and odour control. Their versatility makes them essential for riders facing various weather conditions, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable cycling experience.

Base layers for men and women

Our collection features a range of base layers for men, but for women’s sizes, browse our base layers for women in the women’s base layer collection.