Would you leave home without wearing underwear? Exactly – we didn’t think so.
Over the decade, this concept has evolved into not leaving for a ride without wearing motorcycle underwear, better known as base layers.
Except for maybe a ride to the wine store or a quick jaunt to get out of the office, why ever go without them? Base layers are designed for absolute comfort in a wide range of temperatures, from below freezing to a 100-degree day.
Some are designed to cool you while riding through the desert, and others to keep you warm while winter motorcycling in Northeast Pennsylvania.
In the simplest explanation, what base layers do is regulate body temperature by moving perspiration away from your skin. Remember, even if it’s 30 degrees your body still sweats. To remain comfortable in any temperature, you want perspiration-free skin.