Originally Posted by Mujician
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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