Gore Base Layer Lady Shirt


The Gore Base Layer Lady Shirt is everything you ever wanted in a base layer; fitting like a second skin and made from a high tech fabric that wicks away sweat to keep you dry, whilst also protecting you from possible mid and outer layer chafing.




Gore produce a really great range of women’s specific bike wear and their base layers take some beating.  We reviewed their short sleeved Windstopper base here towards the end of last year and loved that too.


The Base Layer Lady Shirt comes in a range of sizes from XS to XXL and the super stretchy material gives you the perfect fit regardless of shape, accommodating feminine curves with ease, but still feeling like a second skin on slimmer shapes as well.  This form skimming fit, in combination with the polypropylene material, optimises the wicking ability of this base and helps to keep you dry no matter how hard you work.


And trust us when we tell you we have been working really hard!  We have been wearing this base layer under winter layers out on the road and also for spin classes and turbo sessions indoors, and we found it worked well whatever challenge we threw at it. 


We really liked the generous tuck in that stopped it from riding up and exposing our kidneys, even when we were super-aero down on the drops – an essential for any base layer.


We reckon it’s perfect for all year riding; as a foundation layer under warm winter layers or under a lighter layer in summer, it will ensure the proper functioning of your outer layers no matter how hard you are working and the minimised (ie there aren’t many of them), flat-lock seams ensure you don’t give it a second thought once it’s on.


Available in, wait for it… yep good ‘ole, black or white, but the lack of colour choice is immaterial really because you don’t often get to show it off.


More notable is the very reasonable price tag.  At £34.99 we reckon it’s well worth the spend, although honestly we are loath to put a price on comfort on the bike.


A highly functional form fitting base layer, offered at a reasonable price point, that will keep you dry and comfortable no matter what the conditions.


Sizes: XS to XXL

Colours: black or white

Price: £34.99

Website: goreapparel.co.uk - base layer lady shirt


Performance: 9/10

Value for money: 8/10


Tested by Jan Birkmyre



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