Best Undershirts ???

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Best Undershirts ???

Postby trek52 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:04 pm

Ok so after 10 years of using old school bonds cotton t shirts (tight) as undershirts I need to get with the program. I am sick of sweating up the undershirt getting wet and then freezing as it gets colder on the ride home.

Any suggestions of new technology ??

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Re: Best Undershirts ???

Postby lump_a_charcoal » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:21 pm

Merino t shirt by NZO.
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Re: Best Undershirts ???

Postby nescius » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:00 pm

I've been wearing Odlo undershirts for the last month or so and I have been pretty happy, happy enough that I'm going to order some more - http://www.wiggle.co.uk/odlo/
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Re: Best Undershirts ???

Postby wardie » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:49 pm

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Re: Best Undershirts ???

Postby DavidTomic » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:06 pm

I've tried a few different merino tops, and I honestly haven't liked them at all.

My all time favourite is the Craft Warm base layer. Absolutely brilliant bit of kit when the weather starts turning nasty on you!

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Otherwise, I'll second Odlo as another good choice.

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Re: Best Undershirts ???

Postby HAKS » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:30 pm

Craft does it for me. Use their mesh singlets through Summer (even on 35+ days) all the way down to their windstopper t's in mid winter. So very comfy :)
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Re: Best Undershirts ???

Postby MarkG » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:13 pm

Gotta couple of Rapha merino sleeveless base layers from my mate when he was in the uk. Very good.
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Re: Best Undershirts ???

Postby MREJ » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:05 am

Kathmandu merino tank top - my favourite undershirt for Sydney area.
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Re: Best Undershirts ???

Postby Howzat » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:50 am

trek52 wrote:I am sick of sweating up the undershirt getting wet and then freezing as it gets colder on the ride home.

This is also why cotton socks are to be avoided, especially in winter. You want merino base layers and woollen socks, or possibly synthetics that wick moisture. I've recommended them before, but I have a cupboard full of Wilderness Wear base layers, and it's great stuff.

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Re: Best Undershirts ???

Postby g_dorazio » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:59 am

Rapha is great. Not cheap, but they don't sag after a few seasons and they're really comfortable.

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Re: Best Undershirts ???

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:05 am

HAKS wrote:Craft does it for me. Use their mesh singlets through Summer (even on 35+ days) all the way down to their windstopper t's in mid winter. So very comfy :)


+1.

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Re: Best Undershirts ???

Postby roller » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:15 am

icebreaker tank tops

great for cycling, snowboarding, skiing or even just walking around the house/supermarket flexing your guns, feeling manly.
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Re: Best Undershirts ???

Postby jcjordan » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:20 pm

HAKS wrote:Craft does it for me. Use their mesh singlets through Summer (even on 35+ days) all the way down to their windstopper t's in mid winter. So very comfy :)


+1

I always wear a undershirt. The mesh sleeveless in summer definitely makes you more comfortable
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Re: Best Undershirts ???

Postby trek52 » Wed May 01, 2013 7:34 am

Thanks guys got an Odlo and a craft to try :)

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Re: Best Undershirts ???

Postby dale79 » Wed May 01, 2013 3:24 pm

let me know which is best.. i have some craft knics they are gold

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Re: Best Undershirts ???

Postby mjd » Wed May 01, 2013 9:58 pm

jcjordan wrote:
HAKS wrote:Craft does it for me. Use their mesh singlets through Summer (even on 35+ days) all the way down to their windstopper t's in mid winter. So very comfy :)


+1

I always wear a undershirt. The mesh sleeveless in summer definitely makes you more comfortable

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Re: Best Undershirts ???

Postby HAKS » Wed May 01, 2013 10:12 pm

I know craft work as I always feel bone dry during the ride but when I get home and take off the undershirt it is well and truly wet. They do a great job at wicking away moisture.
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Re: Best Undershirts ???

Postby jaseyjase » Thu May 02, 2013 11:54 am

i use Nike Pro Compression tops as a base layer, the Dri Fit helps keep the sweat off quite effectively.

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