Winter Baselayer

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nickmcg1971
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by nickmcg1971

Hi all...help required
i am looking for a good winter baselayer.
ideally nothing to bulky but at the same time as warm as possible. I have considered the Assos winter baselayer, but a little reluctant as i have not seen many reviews on this....
any suggestions?
thanks in advance

by Weenie


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by nathanong87

how cold u looking to ride? what is going over it?

i have a craft zero extreme long sleeve base layer and have worn it under a softshell jacket into the low mid 30s-40s, lower and i'll throw on a jersey ontop of base, then jacket

i just recently bought a rapha merino long sleeve base layer and it seems slightly less warm, BUT very comfy and probably will do me well from 40-50 under jackets or jerseys.
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nickmcg1971
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by nickmcg1971

hi
mainly to extend my usage of the Assos intermediate jersey and the Assos element one jacket...
I normally pretty warm was hoping to wear them into the low 30's , with an element Zero gilet

Monkeyboy3333
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by Monkeyboy3333

Endura Baa Baa Merino. Love it. Wicks well and keeps me well warm under a Assos Evo Intermediate jersey down to 5 degrees.

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by bikewithnoname

I use any number of skiing/moutianeering type under shirts, helly Hansen, ice breaker, odlo they all make nice options that are viable and dual purpose. I do tend to buy ones with longer bodies so my kidneys are always covered. Merino is nice and doesn't stink, but not essential.

The assos one looks v nice, not tried it in person
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nickmcg1971
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by nickmcg1971

anyone tried the assos winter baselayer?

Bigger Gear
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by Bigger Gear

No experience with Assos. I really like the Craft Zero baselayer. I can wear it under a thermal jacket (Gore Xenon or Sugoi RS) down to freezing. I also wear it under thermal LS jersey and add a vest for temps 5-10 Celsius.

nickmcg1971
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by nickmcg1971

Bigger Gear
Do you know what is the difference between the craft Active extreme and the Craft pro extreme?

adidavas
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by adidavas

go something with merino rapha, endura etc.

Bigger Gear
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by Bigger Gear

The Active Extreme seems to be the same as last year's Zero Extreme. Compared to the Zero, these are lighter and thinner. I have one Zero Extreme as well, but I find that I choose the slightly heavier Zero for most of my winter riding where temps are 0-8 C. I just vary the outer layer between jacket or LS jersey/vest.

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by djm

Using the Craft Zero Extreme and an older precursor with a short zipper. Suits me pretty well, and they're warm even when they're wet.

Sometimes I'll use wool.

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by uraqt

adidavas wrote:go something with merino rapha, endura etc.


Used them all, have to go with merino!!

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by boysa

+1K for merino.
Icebreaker if you have the $, or a nice alternative is Redram. They actually source their merino from Icebreaker then do their own construction.
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by thprice

+1 merino. I kept it $imple ... dhb Merino

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by HillRPete

I can vouch for Craft too, they aren't super expensive and work well. Got several pieces from them. The complaint I have is that, depending on the fabric, some of the pieces are prone to pilling after a relatively short period of time.

Anyway, something Merino is high on my list for this winter.

by Weenie


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