To an outsider looking in, cycling baselayers probably look reassuringly the same. We wouldn't blame most cyclists themselves for thinking similarly, really. Always white or grey, these feathery knit underlayers come in a range of sleeve lengths and styles, and often look puzzlingly alike. While some especially light sleeveless baselayers, made primarily of mesh, are best for the summer months, options like the Giro Men's Chrono Long-Sleeve Baselayer make their affinity for brisk, grey days a little clearer.
Still made with an airy blend of polyester and nylon, the Chrono features a heavier knit than its popular sibling, the Chrono SL. If you're hoping to extend your season further into the winter this year or just want more insulation for the days you're already riding, the Chrono makes a wise choice. Its fibers are still extremely efficient at pulling moisture away from your skin, so you won't have to suffer a breathability penalty to gain a little extra warmth, and its form-fitting cut follows your every movement in the saddle to regulate your temperature as much as possible in the cold.
- Warm up and stay dry in this cold-weather baselayer
- Form-fitting cut follows your movements in the saddle
- Thicker knit provides breathable insulation on winter rides
- Efficient fabric blend rapidly wicks moisture as you ride
- Item #GIR00CP
- Q & A
Does what I need it to do
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: M/L
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 190lbs
For the price, it's a great baselayer for when it's cold. Did a couple of rides in the mid30s to the low40s and felt phenomenal with it on. I ordered a M/L and I typically wear L. Fit snug but not overly tight. No problems with it being too long in the torso, however, it was a little longer than anticipated on the sleeves. Would buy again.