If you have never experienced the wonder fabric that is Merino + Carbon, then we humbly suggest you jump in with our entry level top – the Short Sleeve Base Layer. Every cyclist and runner knows the worth of a great baselayer for both ends of the temperature spectrum and this piece won’t let you down in the heat or in the cold.
Ensuring you stay cool on balmy summer days, the Merino + Carbon fabric has incredible breathability and temperature regulation. The material actively wicks sweat away from the skin to the outer layer of the fabric to keep you dry. In addition, Merino has odour reducing properties, which means you will never face the daunting prospect of your pals complaining about your body odour after those long, endurance rides.
For outings on cooler days, the beautifully soft, close fit of the Baselayer ensures that when you are on the drops there is simply no way through for cold air. That same thermo-regulation properties of Merino kick in to ensure you stay dry and warm when you wear the piece as a true Baselayer under an outer shell or Midlayer.
Either for hot or cold days, you win.
Paul Cowling, ashmei ambassador and Kona Ironman competitor, says: “The Baselayer proves that thicker and heavier isn’t always warmer. It is a psychological barrier that is tough to break. When riding in the top there is enough play in the fabric to never restrict my movements. It feels great next to your skin and you’re not made aware of any of its features. That is a good thing. The graphic on the back is a nice touch, subtle and smart. You don’t realise you’re uncomfortable until you experience comfort. Winter riding is usually terrible based on the kit you have to wear. But this is as close to summer comfort as I’ve experienced.”