Madison Isoler Merino long sleeve baselayer review

Does your torso feel cold, sweaty or uncomfortable on cold rides? The Madison Isoler Merino long sleeve baselayer could significantly improve your comfort.

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

A quality base layer that is supremely comfortable and performs very well. The price is slightly expensive, but you do get a good warranty and the product should see lots of use.

Reasons to buy
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    Very comfortable

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    Lifetime warranty

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    Great fit

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    Keeps you warm

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    Wicks sweat

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    Stays odour free significantly longer than synthetic fibres

Reasons to avoid
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    Expensive (but it is built to last)

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For cold weather cycling a quality baselayer can significantly enhance your comfort and ride enjoyment. If you ride in cold weather and find your torso getting cold, sweaty and uncomfortable, a merino wool baselayer might be the solution.  A sign of a good baselayer, is forgetting that it is on – whilst riding, you shouldn't notice it. The main choices you are presented with are either a synthetic baselayer, or one made from merino wool. Merino wool tends to be more expensive, so why would you choose it?

 >>> For a guide to winter clothing, click here

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.