"Base" layer - Runners Forum
Runners Forum
Home Info Search Members Contact
Register     Show Posts Made Today     PBs     Top Miles     User Map    

Thread Tools
Old 21st Aug 15, 05:30 PM
Mujician Mujician is offline
Gender: Male  
"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?

Many thanks!
Reply With Quote
Old 25th Aug 15, 11:14 AM
MartaTs MartaTs is offline
Gender: Female  
Location: Surrey / West Sussex
Week: 0.00 miles, 0 hrs 0 mins
Year: 0.00 miles, 0 hrs 0 mins
Originally Posted by Mujician View Post
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.
Upcoming races: London 10 mile, White Nights Marathon (St Petersburg)
My PBs: 5k (parkrun results) - 25:25 (February'16); 10k - 50:47 (Jan'16); 1 mile - 07:27 (Jun'15); HM - 02:04:45 (Sep'16); Marathon - 04:51:00 (Sep'16)
Goals: One mile sub 7:20; 5k sub 25; 10k sub 50, HM - sub 2 hrs, Marathon - sub 4h 30mins
Reply With Quote
Old 25th Aug 15, 07:12 PM
M444TTB's Avatar
M444TTB M444TTB is offline
Real Name: Matt   Age: 35   Gender: Male  
Location: Swindon
It's the layer closes to your skin. Whether that's layer 1/1 or 1/4.
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:24 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0