Mavic Echelon Base Layer review

This Mavic base layer seeks to provide top quality thermal insulation under jerseys and jackets, to keep you comfortable whilst riding on colder days.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

This is a good base layer. It is light weight, comfortable and performs well in a wide range of temperatures. Whilst the wicking characteristics of the polyester fabric may be superior to merino wool, some cyclists (our tester included) may prefer a natural textile against their skin.

Reasons to buy
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    Keeps you warm

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    Excellent moisture wicking

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    Comfortable stitching

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Reasons to avoid
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    Be careful with sizing

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    Polyester doesn't feel as nice as merino wool

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A quality base layer can significantly enhance cold weather riding comfort. In order to do this it needs to tread the fine line between keeping you warm, whilst preventing you from overheating and wicking sweat from the skin.

>>> Take a look at our Winter clothing guide.

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