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Recommend me a turtle neck base layer, please!

nolfnolf Posts: 2,016
edited December 2009 in Road beginners
Hello,

With my christmas money I'd quite like a new base layer, and especially one that covers my neck, preferably in white (must abide by euro cyclist rules).

Was maybe thinking of one of these-
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Craft ... 360044822/

or maybe this- http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Craft ... 360044816/

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Craft ... 360042768/

Has anyone got any experience of them, knows if they're any good?
Any others that people know about? Any recommendations?

Ta in advance.
"I hold it true, what'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost;
Than never to have loved at all."

Alfred Tennyson

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  • rakerake Posts: 3,281
    i recomend use of a turtle neck base layer.
  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    I've got the 3rd one on your list. Good base layer, does it's job and doesn't cost the earth. The Vangard ones are excellent too, probably even better than the Craft as they seem to stay drier http://www.discountbicycles.co.uk/biz/product.php?xProd=3443
  • nolfnolf Posts: 2,016
    rake wrote:
    i recomend use of a turtle neck base layer.

    Thank you for your valuable advice.
    May I suggest the mundane observations thread...?
    "I hold it true, what'er befall;
    I feel it, when I sorrow most;
    'Tis better to have loved and lost;
    Than never to have loved at all."

    Alfred Tennyson
  • LazyLokiLazyLoki Posts: 127
    I've got the Helly Hansen SLX Lifa. Nice and close fit and seems to handle moisture pretty well.
  • under armour

    brilliant quality
    Crafted in Italy apparantly
  • COVECCOVEC Posts: 213
    +1 for the under armour

    Get the cold gear version and you will be toasty warm. I'm up in the Highlands now and have been out in minus 10 recently and it worked a treat.
  • cal_stewartcal_stewart Posts: 1,840
    +1 under armour cold gear mock turtle neck
    eating parmos since 1981

    Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Aero 09
    Cervelo P5 EPS
    www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40044&t=13038799
  • cal_stewartcal_stewart Posts: 1,840
    +1 under armour cold gear mock turtle neck
    eating parmos since 1981

    Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Aero 09
    Cervelo P5 EPS
    www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40044&t=13038799
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 8,640
    +1 billion gazillion quadrillion, etc - Under Armour is the way forward.

    I've been known to wear just a Coldgear base layer with a short sleeve jersey over top in the winter. It's THAT good.
  • rakerake Posts: 3,281
    its that time again when i start thinking about wearing long sleeve.
  • strodeystrodey Posts: 481
    I use the Helly Hansen Hybrid, had thumb hole loops and extra long sleeves, its hybrid as its not as thick on the back and has merino front, sides are a wicking thick mesh, i cant fault it and its not smelt yet despite numerous wears.
    Carbon is a mans best freind
  • hodsgodhodsgod Posts: 226
    http://www.uniqlo.co.uk/catalogue/men/h ... ck-t-shirt

    I have mentioned these before, Heat Tech by Uniqlo, it is the most popular thermal/base layer in Japan. It's available on line in UK for £7.99 and several shops in London.

    I can honestly recommend it, and I am wearing one at the moment.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Englebert Humperdink swears by turtlenecks. mind you my mother in law also has a turtles neck, does that count ?
  • nolfnolf Posts: 2,016
    hodsgod wrote:
    http://www.uniqlo.co.uk/catalogue/men/heattech/385855-dark-gray-heattech-polo-neck-t-shirt

    I have mentioned these before, Heat Tech by Uniqlo, it is the most popular thermal/base layer in Japan. It's available on line in UK for £7.99 and several shops in London.

    I can honestly recommend it, and I am wearing one at the moment.

    I've ordered one as it's really really cheap, I'm getting the vibe that the under armour is fairly good as well so think I'll get one of them as well...
    Thanks guys! :)

    I just thought they looked like a really good idea when I saw pics of of some pros training with turtle necks. Just seems sensible to keep the neck covered, don't understand why all winter base layers don't cover your neck to be honest...
    "I hold it true, what'er befall;
    I feel it, when I sorrow most;
    'Tis better to have loved and lost;
    Than never to have loved at all."

    Alfred Tennyson
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I've had Helly Hansens for years now - and they arent smelly. Is it new technology or something ?

    I got a rash vest from Decathlon for about a tenner - that has a long neck and tecchy. Seems fine.
  • the helly hansen warm base layer is by far the best and warmest base layer out there atm I think.
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