Top 5 Cold-Weather Base Layers

  • katma 13 Eyl 2017
  • What an interesting topic we have today: Glorified underwear. But we shouldn’t joke, because a decent base layer can add a whole month to your riding season, and that commands respect.

    Best Cold-Weather Motorcycle Base Layers:

    0:16 - FXR Vapour Collection:
    2:08 - Firstgear 37.5 Collection:
    3:14 - EVS Tug :
    4:39 - Klim Inferno Jacket:
    5:27 - Klim Transition Pants:

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  • Mike Graham
    Mike Graham Yıl önce +77

    Many, many years ago as a starving student I rode year-round in Edmonton, Alberta. My solution to 80km/hr at -40C was army surplus East German army pants, which were about 8 layers of wool (not merino, just regular communist sheep) and had a very clever layer of plastic sheeting inside there in some important places (like the shins) so that when Tommy Atkins (or whatever the German equivalent was) was kneeling in the snow the moisture wouldn't wick through. That plastic layer made the pants wind-proof even at 80km/h, and it was awesome. Pretty impressive tech for WW2 surplus.

  • Wombat Moto
    Wombat Moto 4 yıl önce +144

    "Best hot gear" at some point would be nice. It's kind of hard cutting through the marketing BS without a hands on experience

  • Captain Barnicle
    Captain Barnicle 4 yıl önce

    Love your channel. Just in the midst of getting back into motorcycling and I'm enjoying watching all your videos to help me pick the best bike and gear. Had my heart set on the G 310 GS but your comments have me looking at other bikes now after your review of the G 310 R. Cheers :-)

  • Nomaan Basit
    Nomaan Basit 4 yıl önce +25

    PERFECT timing for this video. Just what I needed to know, too. Thanks Ryan and the FortNine team!

  • Madyson Reed
    Madyson Reed 4 yıl önce +84

    I just discovered your channel and I've been binge watching your videos for two hours straight.

  • E. Simons
    E. Simons 4 yıl önce

    Personally, I go to my hunting gear for base layering! It's got the latest in materials and I know from personal testing that the base layers of my hunting gear is the perfect start for cold weather bike riding!

  • Tiesemans

    I wear a combo of army artic gear and Under Armour cold gear 4.0 .. Very effective.

  • Mɪɢʜѕᴛ Aʟʟ Cʀᴜᴄᴋɪɴɢ Fɪɢʜᴛʏ

    Serious crimes.. Cowboy crimes.. And fashion crimes...

  • jeff arsenault
    jeff arsenault 4 yıl önce +4

    Great video! I'll have to look into one of those shirts. As it is though, I run a heated liner from Late Sept to early Nov so it has to be pretty cold before I'm wishing I had a $100 shirt on.

  • Norse Demon
    Norse Demon 3 yıl önce

    I ran the Freeze-out gear this last winter (ha winter in florida, 2 weeks max) & it works pretty well down to 29* F. Keeps your heat in, lets sweat out & blocks wind better than any other base layer I've used.

  • Mark Ukrainetz
    Mark Ukrainetz 4 yıl önce

    My winter compression base layers are from Gear X, a Korean company ( I live in korea). It's moisture wicking and increases by body temp by 3 degrees. And it's comfy. The only downside is that they're a bit pricey.

  • Dean
    Dean 4 yıl önce +1

    I've tried so many base layers for skiing, mountain biking and motorcycling over the years and found the best to be Icebreaker Oasis merino. Not cheap but very high quality and stands the test of time.

  • Free2 Roam

    For me year round outdoor pursuits require heated gloves (Power in Motion, designed in Calgary), heated socks (Lenz) and I now have a heated vest. They are all independent with their own batteries, generally about 5-6 hours on medium heat. My bikes all have heated grips, and my former Beemer had a heated seat, which was very nice as I also used to ride year round, mainly in Vancouver area. I also have up to 6 layers on the torso!! Hey you can always remove extra layers when/if it warms up.

  • Christian Holden
    Christian Holden 4 yıl önce +1

    Love the content much love and respect keep up the great work!

  • Bob LoCicero
    Bob LoCicero 4 yıl önce +1

    I'm a skier who is all too familiar with base layers. And, yet, I still watch! Great review. (and you're right about Merino)

  • saabsly1
    saabsly1 2 saatler önce

    Generally speaking, it is very easy to stay warm even in extreme cold weather if you folow these simple rules:

  • Mr. 71
    Mr. 71 4 yıl önce +5

    I used my Helly Hanssen skiing base layers. They work well and are, from what I recall reasonably priced from most sports stores.

  • Roger Gustafsson

    Totally forgot one of the best cold protectors ever: Newspaper stuffed inside your jacket and pants legs. Without doubt one of the best insulators you rarely have to pay for.

  • Carlos Vargas
    Carlos Vargas 3 yıl önce

    I wear a tshirt (from a pack), a pair of joggers, have gortex on top, use the leather jacket when its too cold, have a scarf, a half face mask and, a watch cap. A better under layer seems like a better option logistically

  • Motoanna
    Motoanna 2 yıl önce +12

    'Serious crimes, cowboy crimes, fashionable crimes' I love that line!