Winter cycling essential.
We don't think we've made our appreciation for Craft baselayers a secret here at Competitive. The Swedish company understands being active in the cold, and it believes heavily in cold weather comfort starting from the layer closest to the skin. If you're planning on riding through the winter, we'd recommend picking up a Craft baselayer to see you through—or a few, if you're averse to doing laundry. The Men's Long-Sleeve Active Extreme 2.0 CN Baselayer makes an incredibly versatile choice.
Crafted with a polyester body in a channel knit, the Active Extreme 2.0 comes with accent panels in a polyester and elastane blend, meant to further enhance the baselayer's ability to wick moisture away from your skin. While you're working hard under a jacket, the Active Extreme will loyally ferry sweat to the surface where it can evaporate, helping you avoid the unpleasant sensation of sweating under a jacket in the cold.
- An efficient baselayer that prepares you for winter riding
- Form-fitting cut allows rapid moisture transfer
- Channel knit creates layer of warm air next to skin
- Stretchy, breathable fabric keeps you warm and dry
- Item #CRA007Q
- Q & A
Good fabric, design, and make; odd fit.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Just got two of these for winter training and outdoor riding, as well as base layer for skiing. My comments are first reactions — nothing more — but since I am surprised by the fit, I thought it might help others to post now. The fabric — CoolMax Pro according to a stamp on the shirts — feels good, both in the hand and on the body. the neck and cuffs are comfortable to put on and wear. The fit, however, is _very_ long — longer than even a size "Long" might be. I have long arms, and the arms are still too long. The hem of the main part is at my thighs. If you buy your clothes "long", it will be OK. If you don't, it is likely to be too long.
I have one additional complaint: prominent on the collar, in front, is the name of the manufacturer. For the price, a monogram might be offered. I prefer my garments without text. If Craft were giving them away, perhaps some might wear them and advertise for Craft. I won't.