Base Layers To Consider Before Your Next Ride

Four base layer options for a more enjoyable ride.

As seasons change, so does your attire. When the weather fluctuates up and down, it is up to you to dress accordingly. Fortunately, there is an industry full of great companies producing many base layer options to keep you comfortable, rain or shine. Multitudes of technical base layers are produced by dozens of motorcycle apparel companies and are engineered to react to the outside temperature as well as your body temperature. Purpose-based materials used to construct these products are more technical than a long-sleeve cotton T-shirt. Scientifically developed materials such as Lycra stretch spandex offers moisture-wicking solutions to keep you dry and comfortable until the day’s end.

Alpinestars Ride Tech Summer 1-Piece Undersuit

Ride Tech Summer
The Alpinestars Ride Tech Summer 1-Piece Undersuit is designed to keep riders cool and comfortable throughout the entirety of your ride.Amazon

Alpinestars is an industry leader in product innovation and continues to set new standards throughout its entire collection. The Alpinestars Ride Tech Summer Undersuit is a one-piece, full-body suit designed to keep the rider cool and comfortable even in the most demanding conditions. Trusted by top-level roadracing athletes, the Ride Tech Summer Undersuit was designed to be worn underneath a one-piece roadracing suit. However, this Alpinestars suit can be easily applied to other applications such as touring, commuting, and adventure riding. Strategically placed Lycra stretch spandex on the chest and back regions are combined with mesh ventilation and moisture-wicking fibers to regulate body temperature in hot conditions.

Dainese D-Core No-Wind Thermo Tee LS

D-Core No-Wind Thermo Tee LS
The Dainese D-Core No-Wind Thermo Tee LS will make your chilly winter commute a bit more enjoyable.Amazon

Italian apparel company Dainese manufactures high-quality protective gear that is trusted by riders all around the world, including multiple-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi. The Dainese D-Core No-Wind Thermo Tee LS works as a base layer underneath a motorcycle jacket. This base layer is designed to keep wind and cold air out as while remaining breathable to keep the rider both warm and dry without compromising comfort.

Sedici Close Long-Sleeve Compression Shirt

Sedici Close
The Sedici Close Long-Sleeve Compression Shirt is intended to be the first layer of every ride, no matter the conditions.Amazon

The Sedici Close Long-Sleeve Compression Shirt is designed to be worn as a "second skin." Its slim, athletic fit is intended to work for two separate functions. Second Skin Close Weave is designed to reduce fatigue due to its muscle management properties. The other function of the Sedici Close Long Sleeve Compression Shirt is too regulate body temperature in both warm and cold conditions to create a more comfortable ride.

Cortech Quick-Dry Air Undersuit

Quick-Dry Air Undersuit
The Cortech Quick-Dry Air Undersuit is intended to work as an underlayer for ultimate comfort on and off the track.Amazon

Well known for its motorcycle suits, Cortech also provides consumers with a comfortable, lightweight undersuit. The Quick-Dry Air Undersuit is designed to be worn underneath a roadracing suit to create a comfortable layer between the rider and suit. Constructed with Quick-Dry antibacterial polyester tricot mesh, nylon, spandex, and flat-lock seams, this undersuit is breathable, lightweight, and comfortable lap after lap.