Endura Baa Baa baselayer

kopite1979
kopite1979 Posts: 443
edited November 2009 in MTB buying advice
anyone have any reviews on this?
It`s changed a bit since...
2010 Zesty 314

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  • Dazzza
    Dazzza Posts: 2,364
    The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
    Giant Anthem X
  • absolutely lovely bit of kit. Wear mine all the time, whether on the bike or off it :)
  • RichMTB
    RichMTB Posts: 599
    I love mine, I wear it round the house some days its so comfy.

    The merino isn't quite as soft as some other base layers (like the howies one) but it is much cheaper so no complaints
    Step in to my hut! - Stumpy Jumpy Pacey
  • nferrar
    nferrar Posts: 2,511
    I have the long and short sleeved version of the Baa Baa and it's pretty good, that said I can't really tell any difference between it and the Howies and Trekmates merino long sleeve base layers I also have. I find them all slightly itchy but don't really notice it once cycling, none of them are 'soft as silk' as some adverts claim though.
  • I find them all slightly itchy but don't really notice it once cycling, none of them are 'soft as silk' as some adverts claim though.

    I agree I own both the endura and the howies versions and there is no noticable difference apart from the price between them!!! I used to find them mega itchy but a couple of cold washes and a god dash of comfort for wool and theyre soft as silk as described ( just dont wash em on anything higher than 30 degrees or your kids action men will be wearing them!!! ).

    However i do find them too warm on hard rides and reserve them for the weekend pootle with the wife where im not pushing it too much!!!!!!!!!
  • Harry182
    Harry182 Posts: 1,169
    +1

    The BaaBaa and Howies ones I have are currently some of my favourite riding gear. Both are quality, versatile pieces of kit. I got the collar and zip Howies during one of their sales so the price wasn't too bad.

    Another option - Mrs Harry has the Trek merino L/S from Wiggle (a v thoughtful X-mas gift last year) which she rates highly.
  • the nicest feeling merino top I have is a rohan ls superfine one. Abslutely gorgeous.
    Also the Ground Effect kit is great, the Ristretto in particular a very nice base layer. Not 100% stink-proof as it's a bit of a merino-poly mix rather than pure merino, but wonderfully warm
  • cee
    cee Posts: 4,553
    +1...

    I favour merino wool all the time.

    short sleeve in summer (if hot then no over layer), long sleeve in winter.

    Both are the endura baabaa ones
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  • jairaj
    jairaj Posts: 3,009
    I have a Baa Baa too and absolutely love it. very good price, excellent thermal abilities and you don't have to wash it that often either.
  • BigJimmyB
    BigJimmyB Posts: 1,302
    absolutely lovely bit of kit. Wear mine all the time, whether on the bike or off it :)

    +1

    Wore it to band rehearsal last night as the studio gets cold.

    Pointless tho as the drummer quit :(
  • Careful on the sizing for the Baa Baa though. According to the guide I should be large (surprisingly at 6' 2" and 14½ stone) but ignored it and went for XL. Whilst the body is fine, the long sleeves are just a bit too short for my gangly arms. Agree re washing, the label says 40 but would stick to 30. I know that now after my wife washed it on 40 and shrunk the sleeves even more, it's now a t-shirt. :D
  • Dazzza
    Dazzza Posts: 2,364
    edited November 2009
    Personally i went for a trekmates bamboo base layer, and so far i love it all the benefits of merino but half the price, plus it doesn't itch. ;)
    The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
    Giant Anthem X
  • just the type of answers i was looking for.. thankyou! :wink:
    It`s changed a bit since...
    2010 Zesty 314