Home > Clothing-Gear-Tools

Found: The Warmfront baselayer blocks the cold, leaves your back cool

25
Support us! Bikerumor may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn More

Considering some spots are getting snow in June, it’s never too early to look at cold weather gear. One of those spots is Colorado, which happens to be where The Warmfront front-only base layer comes from. Each one’s handmade to order from a soft technical fleece. It has an adjustable collar, letting you wrap it around snugly to keep cold air out. They make it for men and women in a couple versions, and you can customize it…

The collar wraps around your neck and secures with Velcro so you can get the fit just right. It’s a “no snag” Velcro, too, so it won’t snag or pill your delicate cycling jersey if the grabby bits are exposed. Rip it off when things heat up and it’ll roll up small enough to fit in a jersey pocket.

The Warmfront Ultralight uses Polartec Power Dry waffle fleece and retails for $24. The more wind- and waterproof Warmfront Kosileg retails for $29 and uses Polartec Wind Pro to add more warmth without adding thickness.

Want something not so black? Submit your own design and for a $150 setup fee, they’ll make however many you want.

TheWarmfront.com

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

25 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Tomi
Tomi
5 years ago

That’s an expensive newspaper and you can’t even read the latest news on it.

JBikes
JBikes
5 years ago
Reply to  Tomi

Where does one find a newspaper after cresting a long climb in the middle of nowhere?
Where does one even find a newspaper actually?

Tomi
Tomi
5 years ago
Reply to  JBikes

Where does one find a warmfront baselayer cresting a long climb in the middle of nowhere?

Newspaper are still pretty common actually, especially in the swiss chalet restaurant/hotels at the top of said climb. You can replace newspaper by any kind of thin advertising flyer you can still find stuffed in most people mailboxes.

Ryan
Ryan
5 years ago

I’ve never been out riding and wished my front was warmer, but not my back. Maybe I’m just crazy, I dunno.

Champs
Champs
5 years ago
Reply to  Ryan

Everybody’s different, but I’m definitely one of those people in cooler weather. “Windfront” kit is a thing, too, so I don’t feel alone in wanting a warm belly without a back drenched in sweat.

Raymond Epstein
Raymond Epstein
5 years ago

Yes, most definitely an expensive “newspaper” or a tunic for the exalted Fred.

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

I get why these guys are in Colorado… the long descents, even in warmer months can get pretty chilly. I usually carry a wind vest with some fleece for this reason, but I can see the appeal of a smaller option. My vest is pretty bulky in a jersey pocket – this looks pretty light.

BigCottonwoodKid
BigCottonwoodKid
5 years ago

I own a similar product that DeFeet made years ago. It is one of my most valued cycling garments. It is shorter, has a better cut, and gives me full coverage while in the drops, I use it year round. It is wide at the shoulders, and stays put under my bib straps. I can remove it quickly over my helmet with a single pull, requiring only one hand. I often do this while on the fly. It adds considerable warmth with virtually zero bulk. As I recall it was inexpensive.

Tim
Tim
5 years ago

Just one more item that 99% of riders do not need, but marketing makes them think they might…

Robin
Robin
5 years ago
Reply to  Tim

93% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
5 years ago
Reply to  Tim

If 1% buy it, they’ll be doing really well. It all depends on where you live. Here in Utah? Extremely useful!!!

Sevo
Sevo
5 years ago

I laughed at this too….until I got one. Now any day that it looks like the weather can go to hell I pack this in with my arm warmers. Had no issues taking it on/off and it works like a charm.

And newspaper comments are funny, c’mon who the f*ck reads newspapers anymore? Like any of these armchair engineers making such cracks have read a newspaper in years. They’re too busy trolling the internet!!!! 😉

Mike
Mike
5 years ago
Reply to  Sevo

Re: newspapers. I feel like it’s acceptable to rely on newspapers on descents only if you also have a glass bottle of Perrier stuffed under the back of your jersey. Not jersey pocket. Jersey.

satisFACTORYrider
satisFACTORYrider
5 years ago
Reply to  Sevo

i laughed at you paying $24 for it.

CG
CG
5 years ago
Reply to  Sevo

exactly. You laugh, until you try it and see how well it works. – Love the Warmfronts.

KPM
KPM
5 years ago

I live in Colorado, have chilly starts, and wear my Warmfront almost every morning. Keeps your chest/belly/neck warm (protects and insulates from wind) and as the day warms up and as I warm up, i can just pop the velcro, pull the Warmfront, and stuff it in a pocket. No time lost, no danger (pulling off a jacket/vest midride can be daunting and dangerous for some cyclists), and the customization option lets clubs/teams put their riders in more swag.

Xpert
Xpert
5 years ago
Compy
Compy
5 years ago

Love my WarmFront! Great for CX pre-race, long downhills and as an extra layer up front during cold winter rides. Definitely less bulky, easier to remove, and way less expensive then a wind vest (Castelli wind vest retails for about $80), warmer too! Plus my daughter loves to wear it as a cape while she is kicking butt up to the summit too! Great made in the USA product!

DeeKeezy
DeeKeezy
5 years ago

Man! Lots of haters here. You guys must be a ton of fun to ride bikes with!
This seems like a cheap, easy to carry, effective solution for retaining core warmth.
It’s a little unusual looking, but not sure what people are so worked up about.

Pete
Pete
5 years ago

Looks like Wolowitz got into designing cycling apparel

OldTimerCat1
OldTimerCat1
5 years ago

For those of you who think newspapers are gone or not easily available:

A superior alternative that’s readily available at any FedEx or UPS box or post office for free… Tyvek.

Large Tyvek envelopes.

/thread

typevertigo
typevertigo
5 years ago

So it’s basically a windproof bib…for your bibs. Just saying.

Looks like a great idea though. Many jackets and cold-weather jerseys are made with the basic principle in mind, but this adds the concept to almost any jersey.

Bob
Bob
5 years ago

Target market: Howard Wolowitz

Sean
Sean
5 years ago

Couldn’t you just carry a small piece of old Mylar blanket with you? I cut one in half from a running road race I did a few years back and just use that. Smaller than a newspaper and cheaper than this. I like this idea and it may be a bit warmer but the mylar seems to work quite well. For me at least.

Swen
Swen
5 years ago

I’ll just leave this here:comment image

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive BikeRumor content direct to your inbox.

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive BikeRumor content direct to your inbox.