Odlo Evolution Light Woman Short Sleeved Base

 

The Odlo Evolution Light base layer is a lightweight, seamless base that is great for all year round use and it fits like a second skin, plus it has exceptional wicking abilities.

 

Odlo Evolution Light Woman Short Sleeved Base

 

Getting layering just right for cycling, whether the priority is moisture management, warmth or a mix of both, starts with the foundation layer and the Swiss company, Odlo, have a range designed to meet all your requirements.  We have been enjoying the Evolution Light base layer, which has short sleeves and a completely seamless construction for excellent levels of comfort.

 

The Odlo Evolution base is completely form fitting – it feels like a second skin as it follows every curve.  This has two advantages, firstly it allows the fabric to move moisture away from the body very efficiently and secondly, you can wear this base with the most aero-fitting clothing and know that there will be no rucking, wrinkling or creasing.  It is perfect under a skin-suit for example, but you will appreciate the fit under anything that is “race-fit”. 

 

Even if you are not worried about the aerodynamics of your clothing, the way this base sits close to the skin makes it a great choice, because it does not affect the fit of any layers that are worn over the top of it and that is something we have really liked as we are getting more rugged-up for winter riding.  All of that, plus the generous length allows for plenty of tuck in too.

 

Don’t be concerned that this second skin like fit might feel restrictive, as the fabric is in fact incredibly stretchy.  We found it moved beautifully with the body, whether we were stretching in the gym, during yoga classes or, of course, on the bike – we put it on and simply forgot we were wearing it, perfect! 

 

We also really liked the feel of the “effect” fibres used by Odlo in this base.  These cleverly contain silver ions which minimise smells by naturally reducing the growth of bacteria and we found this was very good at keeping us feeling fresh and odour free.

 

Odlo have used a different weave to allow for greater wicking ability where you need it most, so the area under the arms, at the top of the back and under the breasts are a more open weave and this seems to work really well in terms of helping to manage core temperature.

 

The Oldo Evolution Light base is a superbly versatile and comfortable seamless base layer that works with your cycling wardrobe all year round.

 

Sizes: XS-XL

Colours: Black, white

Price: RRO £35.00 (but at the time of going to press it is on sale for £17.50)

Website: www.wiggle.co.uk Odlo Womens Evolution

 

Performance: 9/10

Value for money: 8/10

 

Tested by Jan Birkmyre

 

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