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