A quality baselayer should be one of the first things you put on before you head out into the outdoors. Whether you’re going out for a run or tackling some mountainous switchbacks on your mountain bike, if you’re too hot or too cold the odds are that you’re probably not having too much fun. Showers Pass, a leader in technically engineered performance clothing, recently released their Body-Mapped Baselayers.
Unlike traditional baselayers, the Showers Pass Body-Mapped Baselayers utilize an open knit pattern composed of different fabric blends. This design allows the layer to vent excess body heat from your sweatiest areas – like under your arms or down the middle of your back. The end result ensures that you’re not only kept warm when you need to be, but sweat is actively transferred away from your body when you’re working overtime.
To go the extra mile, Showers Pass adopted manufacturing techniques from other pieces in their product lineup. Multiple knit patterns are achieved without adding additional seams along the torso via a circular knitting machine, which was originally designed for making socks. Fewer seems in the baselayer means great comfort and freedom of motion out in the real world.
Another noteworthy item is the unique fiber mix of 38% Modal, 27% Coolmax, 22% Nylon, 10% Wool, and 3% Spandex. This delivers a super soft feel, flexibility, and durability to the shirt. This blend also helps make sure that your base layer doesn’t shrink in the wash or stink after wearing it like the 100% man-made fiber options on the market.
Short Sleeve and Sleeveless versions were recently added to the existing Showers Pass line of Body-Mapped Baselayers. In addition, new color and size options have been added across the board. Body-Mapped Baselayers start at $49 and are available in both men’s and women’s options. For more information on the Body-Mapped Baselayers, or to learn more about Showers Pass, please visit their website.
Editor’s Note: Contributor Austin Parker is already field testing the Body-Mapped Baselayers from Showers Pass and will be reporting back on his thoughts in the weeks ahead.