The most underrated piece of insulating gear is a base layer. Everyone always seems to focus on the bigger, flashier layers like a jacket or a fleece, but you should always start with the foundations and when it comes to clothing, that is your base layer. ...See more
At Decathlon, we supply a wide range of base layers for women including long sleeve thermal tops, leggings and even sleeveless thermals. Browse the entire range of women’s base layers on our website and when you have made your decision, choose whether you want to receive your new product via our speedy home delivery service or our convenient click-and-collect option.
If for some reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase we offer a 2 year warranty for all Decathlon products and a 365 day returns offer for all online orders.
What are base layers?
Base layers are like getting a warm hug all day long that somehow doesn’t restrict your movement, so they’re better than a hug. Base layer clothes are the layers that stay closest to your skin on a cold winter’s day.
Base layers are suitable for almost any type of exercise or activity. They’re designed to keep you warm and dry by insulating your body and wicking away any moisture on your skin. Allowing you to fully enjoy the activity you’re participating in.
The benefits of base layers
Base layers have many benefits and some you mightn’t expect. For example, you know how sweaty you can get running around for an extended period of time? Well, a good base layer is designed to wick away moisture from your skin to ensure that you stay dry and sweat-free throughout your entire match or workout.
You know that muscle fatigue that you get as you exercise? What would you give to reduce that, even slightly? Well, believe it or not, base layers actually help to reduce this muscle pain by improving blood flow, thus reducing lactic acid buildup. Compression clothing, like base layers, speeds up the transportation of oxygen to your muscles allowing you to work hard for a little bit longer and reduce that nagging muscle fatigue.
Injuries are any athlete’s worst nightmare, but if you wear suitable base layers you can actually reduce your risk of injuries. Base layers help to compress your muscles which, in turn, will help to prevent muscle injuries, but also prevent energy from being wasted as you exercise. This allows you to scrape together that last five-minute burst of energy to get you over the line.
One of the most well-known benefits of base layers is that they are insulating. They’re the perfect way to keep your body at the perfect temperature when you’re out on an adventure. If you've ever tried to tackle a hike or play a match without an insulating layer you'll know how good they really are.
Do I need a base layer?
We believe that anyone who’s engaging in sports or outdoor activities during the cold winter months should wear a base layer. There are so many benefits associated with wearing base layers underneath your other clothing or kit. You would be mad not to jump on those benefits and try a base layer out for yourself.
Base layers are perfect for every adventure and sports lover! From cyclists to long-distance hikers, and even football players, base layers are guaranteed to keep you warm and make your sport or activity even more enjoyable.