Base layers are worn under conventional sporting gear to provide vital insulation on bitingly cold days. The garments also have a wicking action that keeps football players dry by removing sweat and excess moisture from the body. This means ardent footie players can train and play matches comfortably without losing their energy because of wind chill factor or cold exhaustion. The latest heat-retentive fabrics that are also windproof are used in the manufacture of our base layers and the leading football brands supplying us with base layers of shorts and tops include Nike, adidas, Stanno and Mitre. Read More
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The potential benefits of base layers in sporting terms is well known to professional athletes and includes regulation of body temperature, reduction in recovery time and potential to reduce injury. As a result of the nature of the fabric used to make base layers, where the fibres are strained and are laterally shifted in relation to each other, base layers have been proven to reduce both fatigue and muscular strains due to their maintenance of the heat levels given off by the body during exercise. As well as being comfortable to wear and great value, these are the reasons why they are increasingly popular with football players and other athletes. Read Less