Le Col Pro Mesh short sleeve base layer review

Le Col’s ultra-stretchy base layer is effective and comfortable

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Le Col Pro Mesh short sleeve base layer is comfortable and effective. It's very stretchy material ensures a close fit and means it can cope with a range of body types, despite it looking tiny when not worn. But it’s a premium piece and significantly more expensive than many other options.

Reasons to buy
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    Very stretchy

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    Good wicking and ventilation through the mesh fabric

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Reasons to avoid
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    Sunscreen stains the white option

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When I unwrapped the Le Col Pro Mesh short sleeve base layer, I was pretty sure I’d been sent the wrong size. It looked as if it was going to be a good fit for a ten year old. But there’s a ton of stretch in the predominantly polypropylene fabric, so it actually fitted my medium frame just fine, without feeling constraining.

>>> Buy now: Le Col Pro Mesh short sleeved base layer from Wiggle for £55

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.