The base layer directly in contact with your skin helps your body’s natural defenses against overheating. Fabrics facilitate homeostasis (heat regulation) with adequate moisture management during exercise in hot conditions (your body inside not the weather). We added 66% polypropylene into fabric so that our base layer has stronger moisture absorption and perspiration, speed up the heat discharge during intense exercise and keep the body cool dry.
This base layer will be tight, the fabric should hug your every curve without being restrictive to your movements and breathing. It’s important to have as much surface area as possible in contact with your body in order for the material to do its job of transporting moisture away from your skin and allowing the evaporative process to function efficiently.
‘The type and structure re of a base layer needs to change in summer, but the principle remains the same,’ says Graeme Raeburn, lead designer for clothing manufacturer Rapha.
‘Sweat accumulating on your skin needs to be removed – by wicking – to help keep you comfortable and regulate your body temperature. I’d recommend wearing a base layer in all weathers. It’s just a question of choosing the right one for the conditions.
DAREVIE base layer 4-way stretch, high elasticity to 300% stretch, no wrinkle, no trace, wear resistance, high quality and beautiful price.
ersey fabrics might be required to do lots of things – look aesthetically pleasing, be aero, take a sublimation print or embroidery, be dyed to a particular color and so on – all of which can affect their functionality, but a dedicated next-to-skin layer enables the fabric to target just one thing: wicking sweat, and therefore taking heat away from the body to keep the wearer cool and dry.
‘So a purpose-designed summer base layer can be more effective at moving sweat and taking away body heat [than just a jersey] because the structure can have a much bigger surface area for the sweat to evaporate from than bare skin or a more closed jersey fabric.’
Omar Visentin, director of R&D at high-end Swiss brand Assos, seems to share Raeburn’s views.
DAREVIE used the simplest breathable holes design and cool dry material in order to maintain high performance in moisture absorption and perspiration.
‘In theory, sweat transfer away from the body could be done directly by the outside layer – the jersey – but it is important to realize that this task translates into complex technical requirements for a garment, so a highly DAREVIE cycling jersey – the base layer – can have a competitive advantage over a “generalist” garment such as a jersey, which also has other requirements to fulfill.