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Kid's Base Layers

How often does your child come home from training or a match freezing cold and unable to warm up for hours on end? If the answer is too frequently, then maybe it’s time to invest in an insulating base layer for kids. At Decathlon, we supply a wide range of stylish and affordable base layers to keep your kids warm during any activity or sport they want to take on this winter. ... See more

Browse the entire range of kid’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 the foundation for regulating your body temperature when you're playing sports, exercising, or out on an adventure. They are an insulating layer of clothing that acts as a second skin to keep you warm or cool depending on the conditions of your exercise. There are two main types of base layers for kids, the first is base layer tops. These can come in a wide variety of styles, including short-sleeved, long-sleeved, and sleeveless. The best choice for your kids just depends on the activity. The more heat your kid wants to retain the more of their body the top should cover. That is why long sleeve base layers are often preferred in winter. Base layer bottoms are the second type of base layer for kids and they are the perfect solution to keeping your kid's legs warm on cold winter family hikes. They can also offer great protection when your kids are out playing football on a freezing morning.

Why is it important for kids to wear base layers?

There are a few important reasons why your kid should wear good quality base layers when they’re participating in sports or outdoor activities. One of these reasons is that it will keep them warm on those cold winter mornings. There’s nothing worse than freezing on the pitch on a cold winter's morning. Actually, there is, you could be freezing on the sidelines. Whatever the case may be, your kid should stay warm with some well-insulated base layers. The top and bottoms are essential to get the most benefit from them. If you’ve ever sweated through your top during an intense activity then you’ll know how much it sucks to have the icy winds hit your wet top. Base layers aim to alleviate this by wicking away moisture from your skin and helping it to evaporate. This will help to prevent your kid from catching a cold when they’re out exercising this winter. Overall base layers are just really comfortable. They fit snugly and act as a second skin when you’re out and about. This snug fit promotes good blood flow and muscle compression as well which will help to prevent injuries.

Choosing the perfect kid’s base layer

The best piece of advice we can offer when choosing the perfect kid’s base layers is to let them help you choose. It doesn't matter how effective the base layer is, if your kid refuses to wear it then you may as well not have bought one. It’s also so important that they express themselves through their clothes and allowing them to purchase their own will give them their own freedom of expression. You shouldn’t have to make compromises between comfort, style, and affordability when buying your kid base layers. That’s why, at Decathlon, we supply only the best quality and comfortable base layers at affordable prices, allowing you to have some extra cash to treat them to a hot chocolate after their match or adventure in the freezing cold weather. If you still aren’t sure what type of base layer is the right one for your kids, we have an amazing team just waiting to help you. You can reach out to us online or visit us in-store and one of our expert team members will walk you through our selection of base layers. We hope you enjoy browsing our vast selection of base layers for kids and that your new purchase keeps your kid warm and safe when they venture out into the cold Irish weather. See more