Why we recommend wearing a technical base layer for a healthy, beneficial habit.
A base layer is an insulating layer that keeps you warm
It also absorbs moisture to leave your skin dry by wicking perspiration away to the outside. It also helps maintain your internal body temperature at 37°C during exercise, in both hot and cold weather.
It dries very quickly. It can continue to do this over a longer period by wicking perspiration to keep you comfortable for longer.
What our design team has to say
We're always listening to our users, and as a result we've crafted a product that meets the needs of more experienced players. In the heart of the action, the pace of play picks up and the intensity varies more. Clothing must be ultra breathable to regulate your body temperature during the most intense phases of play. Your base layer should also be close-fitting in order to quickly absorb perspiration while keeping your body warm.
Efficient temperature regulation
The combination of the fabric and the seamless technology offers excellent thermal regulation so you can play hard without getting chilled.For ideal product effectiveness, it must be worn in direct contact with skin, fitting like a second skin.
Our field tests in a climate chamber
Our range of technical base layers was tested in a climate chamber with a group of 30 athletes in January 2020. The climate chamber allows us to perform all tests in the same climatic conditions (temperature, wind). Our certification department uses a strict protocol to assess the classification of the garment's ability to keep your skin dry, retain body heat and prevent shivering.
1. Keepdry 500
2. Keepdry 100
3. Benchmark competitor product.
Key production in Europe
All Keepdry500 products are mainly made in Europe. We work with Italian and Turkish manufacturers which specialise in seamless knitting.
A rating for comparing products environmental impact
The product's environmental impacts are calculated throughout its life cycle and with different indicators.
An overall ABCDE rating is assigned to help you easily identify products with the best environmental performance by comparing products of the same type with each other (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.).
Decathlon is committed to this environment awareness labelling approach at its own initiative.
Find out more at: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/