When the temperature starts to plummet, it’s tempting to pull on a warm jacket, but a good winter base layer for cycling can make all the difference at a fraction of the cost. Whether you need it for winter road cycling, winter mountain biking, or commuting in the winter, base layers will help keep you warm, wick away sweat, and make sure you’re comfy.
There are plenty available on the market, from merino base layers to those made of high-tech man-made performance fabric. We’ve gathered together 10 of the best winter cycling base layers for you, with options to suit all budgets.
Of course, when it starts to get really cold or the rain arrives, you’ll still need a jacket, like the Giro Neo Rain Jacket.