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Old 21st Aug 15, 06:30 PM
Mujician Mujician is offline
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"Base" layer

I was wondering if someone could clarify what this term means? I've seen some rather fancy looking base layers - a natty little Iron Man number took my fancy, but:
Is a base layer a layer of clothing that is ALWAYS worn under something else (like underwear), OR
Is a base layer, the foundation of running clothing, so can be worn as an outer layer? (Therefore running tights could sometimes be considered a base layer?

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Old 25th Aug 15, 12:14 PM
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Is a base layer a layer of clothing that is ALWAYS worn under something else (like underwear)
i think it's this but surely no restrictions that it should be worn ONLY underneath.

That's what I found online:

- What is a Baselayer?
Whether it's a baselayer or a base layer, it's a relatively new term!
A baselayer is what you wear next to your skin, often as part of a layering system. Your 'first line of defence' normally against cold, but also applicable in the heat.


- Whether you’re a sweaty rider or winter walker, a baselayer is pretty much the first piece of clothing you should think about putting on before your next outdoor excursion. Sitting close to the skin, baselayers are there to transport moisture away from your body to prevent chilling, reduce the feeling of being cold, and help with moisture management

So a base layer is something you put under your t-shirt.
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Old 25th Aug 15, 08:12 PM
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It's the layer closes to your skin. Whether that's layer 1/1 or 1/4.
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