Wind is a fundamental byproduct of cycling, so managing it is seriously important, but not seriously easy. Gore Bike Wear's WindStopper Sleeveless Singlet Men's Base Layer makes it a little simpler, though, with a WindStopper membrane that cuts the wind and helps you stay warm when you use it as part of a wind-slaying layering system. While the front panel, shoulders, and sides are 100% windproof, the back of the base layer is made from polypropylene, which wicks moisture away from your skin to help you stay dry and warm. The wicking is boosted by the base layer's tight fight, which also allows for easy layering, and Gore joined all the panels with flatlock stitching, which helps eliminate the chafing and pressure points that can kill your comfort on a long ride.
- WindStopper membrane
- Polyester and polypropylene fabrics
- Form fit
- Flatlock stitching
- Q & A
Super Versatile !
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Spring riding in the Sierra foothills of Northern CA - cold in the morning, warm in the afternoon. I tend to be cold, and in the past I've worn a thermal long sleeve top under my bike jersey. I thought I'd try this base layer with arm warmers for a more versatile setup. The result - these are great ! Once I warm up a little, I can take off my arm warmers but still keep my core warm. Then unzip my jersey a bit. I like this base layer so much, I'm getting 2 more !
what the savvy riders wear
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
Well, hold on- I'm not calling myself savvy - it did take me 15 years to finally start using these windstopper undershirts - but now that I am using them, if any of you invent a time machine, please let me know so I can go back and slap the younger version of me into picking up one of these sooner.
The key to this shirt is that it lets you wear less. On those iffy days where you can't decide what to wear, or you'll experience a broad range of temps and conditions - one of these undershirts lets you cut an external layer.
Be careful though - they're extremely warm. Unzipping your jersey with a windstopper layer on results in barely being able to feel the difference. I'd say they bring you from needing a winter long sleeve and vest down to the zone of wearing a summer jersey and arm warmers.
Usually I buy undershirts a size down so they're super tight and don't bunch up, but the windstopper material doesn't stretch much, so don't size down or you won't get the shirt on.