Choosing the right base layer can make all the difference between spending your ride time shivering and clammy, overheating and dripping sweat, or comfortably temperate and taking in the scenery. The De Marchi men's Short Sleeve Superleggera Cycling Base Layer hits the sweet spot between too-thick layering and overly thin, sleeveless fare to keep you cool and collected throughout the ride. While De Marchi touts this base layer as the perfect pairing with a technical jersey in temperatures ranging from 64 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit, we think that's a tad on the specific side and have had good luck using this type of base layer under a range of jerseys and jackets for year-round comfort.
De Marchi constructs the Superleggera Base Layer from lightweight and breathable polyester mesh to wick away sweat and keep you dry. Its rounded neck sits comfortably against the skin and the form fit is tight enough to reduce bunching but includes Lycra for stretch to eliminate uncomfortable restriction. It's also worth noting that this base layer is made in Italy from Italian fabrics for impeccable durability with classic De Marchi design.