BAM Reflex bamboo base layer review

BAM bamboo base layers have everything going for them – not only great performance and great value but also impeccable eco credentials

BAM Reflex
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The BAM Reflex base layer is comfortable, practical, versatile – it works well for any type of activity – and comes with excellent eco credentials as it's made by a company that takes sustainability seriously. If I was being really picky I would prefer it without the thumb loops for cycling.

Reasons to buy
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    Made from sustainable bamboo

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    Good fit

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    Odour management

Reasons to avoid
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    Thumb loops

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BAM doesn’t make any clothing that it says is cycling specific, but I’ve found the BAM Reflex bamboo base layer works really well on the bike. It’s perfect for running or pretty much any other type of sport you do – and even as a casual top – and it might be my most-worn garment of the last few months.

BAM is obviously short for bamboo – which is what the company’s fabrics are made from – but the name is also a nice bit of onomatopoeia to suggest Impact Positive. BAM says it wants every piece of clothing it sells to have a positive impact on the planet. Its bamboo is sustainable, but the company is also looking at its wider impact, at its supply chain and at what happens when we dispose of its clothes. BAM’s goal is to be impact positive by 2030 and you can read more about how it aims to achieve it here.

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