Yeah, we know. It’s hotter than balls outside in most places right now and the last thing you’re even thinking about is putting on a base layer under your jeans. But trust us, jeans aren’t going to keep the asphalt from turning your bleached white appendages into mince meat. The GoGo Gear base layer, though, is not only functional – they come with knee inserts and kevlar construction – they also help wick away moisture and heat.
We’ve had a pair for a couple of months now and when our riding jeans are all dirty because we’ve had better things to do than laundry, we put these under a pair of regular jeans and feel just fine. And in temps that have ranged from the high 50s to the low 80s. We admit, anything hotter and you’re going to be a little toasty, but not uncomfortable.
Here’s the skinny on what they’re made of:
- Polyester Cotton Fabric with 5% Spandex outerlayer
- Inner Layer of Dupont Kevlar Abrasion Resistant Fabric
- Fabric Inside Protector Pockets: Polyester Cotton Jersey Inside Protector Pockets
- CE-Approved Removable, Adjustable Knee Protector Pads (Level 1)
- Sizes range 2XS to 2XL
- Kevlar Leggings are the same composition, but made for women
And they’re machine washable!
We’ve teamed them up with the GoGo Gear Hoodie on cooler mornings, especially on California Coastal rides where temps might still top out in the high 60s on a sunny day. They’ve done just fine.
You’ll knock down $129 for a pair, but you’ll get a ton of wear out of them. Fall’s not that far away, so buy them now and you’ll be putting them to use before you know it – regardless of what the weather might be today.