It’s winter in the UK at the moment, but being made of sterner stuff than broad swathes of the populace, us cyclists are still hitting the roads and trails with vim and vigor. But, we’re not silly enough to do it without the right kit. For the most part, at least.
One of the fundamentals of engaging in any sport at this time of year is sensible layering. Rather than wearing one heavy, thick item of clothing, you should build up multiple thinner layers, which can then be added and removed easily as the ambient temperature, and that of your own body, change.
The starting block is a good base layer, and if you’re new to all this, or looking to freshen up your existing cycling wardrobe, then the dhb Merino Long Sleeve Base Layer (M_ 200) is a very strong piece of kit.
The Australian Merino sheep’s wool is better than synthetic fabrics at wicking away the sweat from your body as you heat up, helping you stay dry and regulate your temperature more easily. It’s also great for commuters, as merino wool tends to get a lot less whiffy than man-made alternatives.
The dhb Merino Long Sleeve Base Layer fits snuggly against the skin, and you very clearly feel its benefit at the start of a wintery ride. As you put the hammer down and start to get a sweat on, it really starts to work its magic, keeping you feeling dry and warm even after a couple of hours of continuous effort. Compared to a synthetic base layer, there’s a marked difference – none of the clammyness we’ve experienced with the man-made stuff.
All in all, if you want to do any kind of riding in the winter months, then you really do need to invest, and at just £40, this ticks all the right boxes. You can bag the dhb Merino Long Sleeve Base Layer for yourself by clicking here.