FORCEFIELD Technical Base Layer Shirt & Bottom Review
FORCEFIELD technical base layer shirt and bottom are active motorcycle underwear for warm weather conditions. Technical motorcycle underwear offer important skin protection and assist the body with the temperature regulation. The base layer is an important part of the air flow and under garment climate control. The FORCEFIELD underwear evaporate the excess heat and protect the body from overheating. The base layer fabric is made of a special BeCool yarn which is from nature antibacterial, anti-odor and antistatic material in addition to temperature regulating and very breathable. An anatomic cut and a light compression fit ensures that the base layer top and pants are in close contact with a large skin area and able to generate the best possible performance. The anatomic fit also eliminates wrinkles and consequently potential pressure points. In addition the FORCEFIELD technical base layer shirt and bottom protect the skin against the shell suit interior.
The active FORCEFIELD technical base layer shirt and bottom are able to transfer sweat from the skin to upper layers or in the free space below the shell garment for ventilation. As long as overheating can be avoided, the rider feels more comfortable and energetic. The technical base layer evaporates the excess heat. The skin feels dry and cooler, but also remains more healthy. Overheated skin would be more exposed to abrasion and rubbing against the shell garment`s interior such as hard seams, VELCRO® fasteners, zippers and armor inserts. The FORCEFIELD base layer top and pants expand the rider`s comfort zone from both ends. When the temperature drops soon after the sunset or due to heavy clouds, the underwear perform as an thermal insulation layer right next to the skin. The daily temperature fluctuation applies to many countries and early morning starts can be quite chilly before the warmth returns. Naturally very low temperatures require windproof shell garments and thermal mid layers too, but until then the FORCEFIELD technical base layer shirt and bottom works as expected.
The FORCEFIELD technical base layer shirt and bottom are mostly constructed using seamless knitting technology and panelling technique. The rest of the seams are flat and stitched on both sides, except the collar piece. Flat seams and nearly seamless underwear eliminate efficiently pressure points together with the anatomic fit. This is extremely important when riding long hours on the saddle. The base layer shirt has a short collar which protects the skin against the jacket and offers overlap with the balaclava. The FORCEFIELD has made a balaclava using the same fabric which completes the overall base layer requirements. The pant cuffs and seams are made flat which minimizes pressure points also in the boots. The elastane enhanced fabric is very flexible and the light compression nearly imperceptible. In general the FORCEFIELD underwear is very comfortable to wear and technically well made garment. The base layer dries fast after the machine wash which supports frequent washing also during the trip. The elastane fibers benefit from that too. The key FORCEFIELD technical base layer shirt and bottom features are:
- Highly flexible fabric
- Highly breathable fabric
- 95% BeCool polyamide fibers
- 5% elastane fibers
- Anatomic cut & light compression fit
- Seamless construction & panelling
- Double stitched flat lock seams
- Short collar
- Wide waistband
- UV protected fabric
- Dries quickly after machine wash
- Single color option GRAY