When the weather turns scorching hot, or blistering cold, most of us turn to the fitness market for something to wear under our riding clothes. Wearing compression shirts for their superior wicking effect is a good way to keep cool in the summer and the thermal base layer is also good at keeping you warm in the winter. However, non-specific compression gear is designed to be worn during exercise, not as all day wear. Enter a new American company, Twisted Core. Twisted Core manufactures base layer riding gear with targeted gradient compression which delivers a controlled amount of pressure greatest at the forearm, improving circulation, increasing performance and lowering
fatigue. The company says their products are made with a blend of cutting edge fabrics that won't burn or melt when exposed to intense heat or abrasion, as in a sudden "get off." Additionally, the fabric contains anti-microbial and UV resistant properties to keep you protected, dry and not as smelly as you might be in the summer.
One of the simple tweaks to the shirts that make a big difference is the larger cut in the shoulders and upper back as well as the extended shirt tail. And, we all know keeping a shirt tucked in during the winter months is priority one!
A set of these would make a great Christmas gift for that motorcyclist who has everything but proper riding gear!
We're testing the winter pants, shirt and summer short base layer and will have a review in the December issue of USRiderNews.
In the meantime, you can view the video we took at AIM Expo in Orlando Florida this October with company founder Bob Lampert.