What’s the ad­van­tage of a base layer in the summer?

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

I’ve been told that wear­ing base lay­ers un­der my leathers is a good idea in summer. It seems coun­ter­in­tu­itive to layer up when I’m try­ing to stay cool. Do you guys have any ad­vice? Ross Barnes, Bury

An­swered by Keith A Rois­set­ter, In­fin­ity Mo­tor­cy­cles It does seem coun­ter­in­tu­itive, but summer base lay­ers are de­signed to wick away mois­ture, leav­ing you feel­ing much cooler. Keep a close eye out next time you’re watch­ing BSB, a lot of those guys are equipped with them. They also help re­duce lac­tic acid build-up, so rid­ers’ mus­cles get less tired dur­ing the race.

Pro Skins are a very pop­u­lar choice and have a great rep­u­ta­tion for work­ing well. Alpines­tars have pro­duced tops and bot­toms un­der the Ride Tech la­bel and Dainese also have their own ver­sion with the D-core Aero range. Rep­utable bud­get brands Spada and RST of­fer up the Per­for­mance Skin and Tech X Mul­tisport ranges re­spec­tively.

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