Base layers or thermal tops and bottoms are the first of the 3 layers recommended for a perfect breathable, windproof and waterproof combination of clothes. Worn next to the skin, these tops and bottoms are highly breathable. Combined with cycling jerseys and breathable cycling jackets, the base layer wicks the moisture away from your body ensuring you stay dry no matter how hard you are working. Made of very thin breathable fabric, the base layer are a great way to add some warmth to your cycling kit without getting the extra bulk.
Our care tip: As these are made of technical fabric, we recommend you hand wash them. However, if you were to use your washing machine, choose the lowest heat setting (wool or delicate) and use non-bio detergent. This is also valid for your waterproof jackets and trousers (although we would really recommend not to wash waterproof clothes in the machine and would use waterproof garment specific cleaners).