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Base layer and bibs(12 posts)

Base layer and bibsms
Jan 10, 2003 11:24 AM
Yesterday, there was a thread on undershirts and base layers. Several people who responded said that they wear their base layer/undershirt under their bib straps. I wear my undershirt over my bibs. How do others combine undershirts and bibs? What is the reason for your wearing the combination one way rather than the other?
Jan 10, 2003 12:21 PM
I were mine under the bibs (even though I really don't like bibs). Keeps it tucked in nicely, and is a little warmer (less air penetration).

re: Base layer and bibsCHRoadie
Jan 10, 2003 1:14 PM
I imagine it's a lot easier to take a leak if your bib straps are over the base layer.
Makes no difference if you pull up one leg. nmdzrider
Jan 10, 2003 1:34 PM
you need to pull it up? nmDougSloan
Jan 10, 2003 1:51 PM
LOL - especially on cold days! nmdzrider
Jan 10, 2003 2:07 PM
small fry! LOL nmNo_sprint
Jan 10, 2003 2:38 PM
One girl asked me if that was my pump!!!...........nmchopper
Jan 10, 2003 2:51 PM
or CO2 inflator? nmDougSloan
Jan 10, 2003 3:29 PM
Always underPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jan 10, 2003 3:43 PM
Basically the job of the base layer is to wick moisture away from the skin into the jersey where it'll be evaporated. If you have the base layer over the bibs even if the bibs have a wicking fabric on the upper half (L Garneau has one) it leaves room where the base layer is not touching the skin and therefor not doing its job.

Also remember a baselayer should fit like spandex completely tight everywhere and no wrinkles.

Always under53T
Jan 10, 2003 6:59 PM
Under keeps the straps of the bibs from iritating your nipples, unless you're into that sort of thing.
Always underpessot
Jan 12, 2003 1:47 PM
So if the base layer should be in full contact with the skin, does one wear a heart rate monitor over the base layer. I definitely perspire the most ( wick the least? )
under the heart rate monitor.