Base Layers By Gender

Base Layers for horse riding

Base layers are designed to keep you cool and dry throughout the summer and warm when layered beneath mid-layers through cold weather.

As base layers for men, women and children become increasingly popular, they are now more advanced and technical.

Base layers are a must-have item for both amateur and professional riders.

One of the latest technical base layers to hit the market is the Ariat Ascent 1/4 zip base layer. It comes in 2 different colours and either long or short sleeves.
It has been designed to provide the cues you need to elevate your training rides and performance in the saddle.
Engineered compression panels prompt correct riding posture while allowing maximum range of motion. That’s one smart top.
  • PostureTEK™ posture prompting construction
  • ClimateTEK for dynamic and temperature regulated cooling
  • FreshTEK sustainable odour-resistance
  • Sun Protection Fabric™ with UPF rating of 50
  • Flat seam construction reduces chafing
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Popular brands

Some of the most popular brands which have produced technical baselayers are Ariat, Holland Cooper, LeMieux, Weatherbeeta, Dublin, Shires and not forgetting our new Wadswick base layer!

Frequently Asked questions

FAQ / What is an equestrian base layer?

Base layers are becoming increasingly more technical and popular throughout sports and fitness. They are designed to be worn directly against the skin and have technical properties depending on the season.

They will help to keep you cool and dry throughout the summer and warm when layered beneath mid-layers through cold weather.

Base layers are now a go-to cross country top. With long sleeves, technical fabrics to keep you cool and made in a range of colours which you can match with saddle pads and fly veils it’s hard to choose your favourite.

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FAQ / Do base layers need to be tight?

When trying on a base layer you should make sure they are tight against your skin but make sure you are comfortable and still have a full range of movement and flexibility.

FAQ / Do you wear anything under a base layer?

Apart from underwear, it is recommended that base layers have direct contact with your skin.

This will allow the fabric to work correctly whether it is for temperature regulated cooling or technology to keep your body core warm.

FAQ / Do base layers keep you cool?

Base layers are designed to keep you cool during hotter months by allowing moisture to move away from the skin which also helps to regulate body temperature.

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