Base layers are great at keeping you comfortable during cold workouts. Whether you’re running, cycling, skiing, or simply walking, a base layer can help in making the most out of your exercise.
A good base layer must be able to handle moisture, protect the skin, and maintaining your body’s normal temperature.
But, how do you know whether you’re getting the right base layer? It’s quite a difficult task as there is a wide selection of this type of clothing item on the market. To start, you should consider the kind of material used. To help you with that, you can read our guide on choosing the best base layer fabrics.
Generally, wool is one of the widely chosen fabrics when it comes to base layers. However, not all men prefer wool on their base layers because of their itchy nature.
Merino wool, on the other hand, is soft and breathable but can fail at wicking moisture. So, the next best option would be base layers that are made of bamboo fabric.
One of the popular brands that create bamboo clothing is BAM. The brand boasts a wide selection of products made from bamboo fabric. According to the brand, the reasons why you’ll love bamboo fabric is because it’s soft like cotton but with better performance.
To prove the brand’s claim, let’s take a closer look at one of its products – the BAM Force Bamboo Baselayer. Read along and find out what sets this baselayer apart from others.
BAM Force Bamboo Baselayer Detailed Review
The BAM Force Bamboo Baselayer fits just like how any baselayer should be – snug, but not too tight, and feels just like a second layer of skin. It’s tighter than merino wool but still allows full range of motion.
When it gets a little colder, it’s best to wear more than one base layer, so your body gets all the warmth it needs to stay comfortable. However, you shouldn’t wear too much as it can restrict movement, especially when doing high-impact activities.
This base layer comes in two two-toned colours – Chilli & Black Space Dye and Blue & Black Space Dye, and sizes range from S to XXL.
You can wear the BAM Force Bamboo Baselayer by itself or inside a jacket during colder months. It has a funnel neck can be zipped right up or opened wide when wearing it by itself to ventilate air. A zip guard is also included to prevent the zipper from digging or irritating your skin.
This base layer has thumb loops to keep the sleeves in place. Plus, it comes with a handy zipped sleeve pocket that keeps your small valuable at hand yet out of sight.
The bamboo fabric used in making this base layer is composed of 68% Bamboo Viscose, 28% Organic Cotton, and 4% Elastane. The combination of these materials resulted in a lightweight and soft fabric that come with a lot of benefits that can enhance your performance during workouts.
As the brand says, “There’s nothing better for next-to-skin comfort at any time of year.” The BAM Force Bamboo Baselayer doesn’t feel any different from wearing a cotton shirt, but softer, smoother, or to make it short – better.
Aside from being eco-friendly, the blend of Bamboo Viscose and other fabrics make this layer is warm yet breathable, making it wearable all year. It’s also moisture-wicking, keeping you dry all day long.
The BAM Force Bamboo Baselayer also naturally prevents odour because bacteria can’t live well in bamboo fabric. That means this baselayer can last for a couple of days without washing. In addition, it also protects your skin from harmful UV rays.
When it comes to the price, the BAM Force Bamboo Baselayer is offered at a great value. It’s not that cheap, but with a blend of unique and sustainable fabrics, it’s definitely worth the shot. Plus, it’s less expensive than most merino wool baselayers.
With its functionality and durability, you’ll feel confident that you’re getting more than what you paid for.
All in all, I highly recommend you to try out the BAM Force Bamboo Baselayer. It’s not a popular choice of fabric for base layers, but it does actually perform better than the rest. Aside from its that, bamboo fabric is also best suitable for those with sensitive skin as materials used on other base layers can be irritating.
On top of that, its colour and shape don’t change even after hundreds of washes. Now that’s some high-quality fabric.