"Good advice here - my .02 (from selling most of the above to cyclists)
Polypropelene - warm, high wicking, low moisture retention - ranges from being very good to extrmely good depending on the quality. Some are low enough on water retention to…"
"Merino is a specific type of wool from Merino sheep which live in alpine climates (like New Zealand): warm when needed, cool when needed, thin, breathable, soft, hypo-allergenic, odorless--the best type of wool to wear out there, especially for…"
"Hi Marcus and Judy, unfortunately not able to ride today due to the rain. I also prefer not to ride in the rain as its not good for my bike. Marcus I am looking at riding next Sunday as Judy is not available. If you are ok, I am happy to meet at the…"
"Hi I live in Wheelers Hill and often ride down springvale to beach road or North to Dandenong on my own or with one friend. I normally ride at 28-30kph on a good day keen to do at least 100km. sunday mornings suit me. I am also keen to get more…"
"I have a few - merino is good but expensive and i want something that dries a lot quicker. I have a DHB (from wiggle.co.uk) Earnley base layer (apparently 50% bamboo) and this is excellent, warm, wicking and excellent cost ($20) long sleeve with…"
"Yup. Merino base layer. Kathmandu, or other adventure stores (when on sale) are good. Also, check out the women's underwear areas in dept chains (Target, Kmart etc) - they often have some good ones they don't look too lacy) ;)"
"A lot of people use wool (now known as Merino for some reason) vests - they keep you warm, wick well and don't chill if wet. Polypro is good too, but maybe not so warm. Some like the Kathmandu ($$$ so get them on sale) wool models but I find…"
"I wear a Kathmandu themal singlet under my long sleeved jersey, has been perfect thus far. When very cold, or wind chill a problem, I chuck on a windproof/water resistant (Sugoi) lightweight jacket without the sleeves."
"I have a really nice Netti one that's stylish enough to wear over a jersey or under it. Full zip, silver/yellow and snug as a bug. Cuts the wind really well round the torso while keeping arms free to radiate excess heat as you work harder.…"