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    BASE LAYER RECOMMENDATIONS ?
    on: Jul 09, 2018, 10.11 pm
    Jul 09, 2018, 10.11 pm
    Looking for recommendations on base layer clothing...lightweight and cool, breathable. I find most stuff I wear to be sticky and restricting in this hot weather, and want to buy something for forthcoming trip to Spain for comfort. Any ideas / What do YOU wear ?
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    Re: BASE LAYER RECOMMENDATIONS ?
    Reply #1 on: Jul 10, 2018, 06.37 am
    Jul 10, 2018, 06.37 am
    Aldi occasionally sell bike stuff. A few years ago I got a base layer long sleeved top, tried it that afternoon, and the next day went back and got two more  :152:
    I have just had a look, and they have no labels, or other details in them, but are black with yellow stitching, a high neck, and a very fine 'mesh' design.
    In winter they go under the heavy warm clothing, and in this heat, they are great under my Frank Thomas mesh jacket. They are so lightweight that when touring I wash them each night when having a shower, and they're dry by next morning to wear again.
    They are only in stores for a limited time, so you have to find out when they're doing their 'bike week', but at £6 each they're real bargain!!

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    Re: BASE LAYER RECOMMENDATIONS ?
    Reply #2 on: Jul 10, 2018, 10.58 am
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    Same as that, have two sets of Aldi baselayers.
    However they weren’t bike gear, they were badges workwear but look the same to me. Use them in hot and cold weather, make so much difference. Mine are branded “Crane”. Never seen them anywhere else. I’ve had them about 3 years now. I’d buy again if they became available.


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    Re: BASE LAYER RECOMMENDATIONS ?
    Reply #3 on: Jul 10, 2018, 11.06 am
    Jul 10, 2018, 11.06 am
    Helloooo !

    I also have a Crane base layer long sleeved shirt from Aldi, and have over the years bought a few bits and bobs of Crane bike gear from there (and even a Garmin Zumo). Not sure what's happened now, and why, but Aldi used to stock bike stuff on a fairly regular basis, but nothing now for quite a few months. I suspect they may have decided not to bother ! !

    Unless it's a store by store thing ??

    Bye for now.

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    Re: BASE LAYER RECOMMENDATIONS ?
    Reply #4 on: Jul 10, 2018, 12.54 pm
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    The Aldi 'base layer' stuff, for bikes or otherwise is remarkably good.
    If you can get the stuff they market for bikes, so much the better.
    Oh … and I also got a Zumo from there.
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    Re: BASE LAYER RECOMMENDATIONS ?
    Reply #5 on: Jul 10, 2018, 06.21 pm
    Jul 10, 2018, 06.21 pm
    Merino wool works for me.

    Just spent 4 days in Snowdonia at 30 degress with EDZ sale white top full sleeves , so good I have 2, and mountain wharehouse leggings, also have 2.

    Worked great under my gear..........I wear them all year round.

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    Re: BASE LAYER RECOMMENDATIONS ?
    Reply #6 on: Jul 11, 2018, 11.49 am
    Jul 11, 2018, 11.49 am
    In NA Under Armor is the go-to brand. 

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    Re: BASE LAYER RECOMMENDATIONS ?
    Reply #7 on: Jul 12, 2018, 08.26 am
    Jul 12, 2018, 08.26 am
    Aldi and Lidl both do various base layers throughout the year, some are marketed as for cycling, some for fishing, some for skiing etc but basically they all work well, my personal preference is the Aldi 'Crane' Merino wool t-shirts, they work in both hot and cold conditions, but I've also got a set of fishing ones that are more of a micro fleece construction and are superb in winter.
    Also look at Helly Hansen base layers as they were probably the innovators of wicking technology with their "Lifa" fabric, their workwear range is just as good as their sports range but a bit easier on the pocket, also Under Armour have a good reputation as already recommended on here.
    Keep your eyes on the Aldi/Lidl websites for notifications on when stuff is coming in, also try www.mandmdirect.co.uk as they usually have loads of base layers in at discounted prices.

     



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