It may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but body-mapping is all about ventilation. With their new baselayers, Showers Pass is entering into new territory, but one that they feel is an easy fit for the brand.
“Baselayers are a natural extension of our product line, but it’s a new category for us. So we wanted to make sure we got it right before bringing it to market.” notes Kyle Ranson, president, Showers Pass. “We surpassed all of our design goals, and are excited to round out our line and offer our customers another well-conceived high performance garment.”
After working diligently to come up with the perfect fiber content and body hugging fit, the new Body-Mapped baselayers are designed to be the perfect compliment to the best selling jackets in the Showers Pass catalog. That’s actually a pretty crucial design element – you can have the best wicking baselayer in the world, but if it manages heat and moisture better than the layer on top of it, you will still end up wet – not so good for cold weather activities.
Fortunately, the Body-Mapped Baselayers are specifically constructed to vent out the most heat where you tend to sweat the most. These areas also happen to coincide with the excellent vents found on their jackets. The result should be a warm, dry, and happy you as you pedal away this winter…
Available in men’s and women’s fits, each Body-Mapped baselayer contains a blend of technical fabrics including Modal, Spandex, Nylon, and Merino wool. The mixtures allows for a baselayer that is body hugging and form fit, while still retaining stretch all in a warm, wicking, and odor free package.
Don’t be fooled by that light grey line down the torso of the baselayers – that isn’t a seam. The only seams to be found are where the sleeves meet the torso making for a comfortable, chafe-free fit. In order to let the baselayer breathe more in key areas, the garment uses an open weave at those points which mate with the jacket vents. Both men’s and women’s models use a long torso, wide hem, and long sleeves with thumb loops which should help you slip on your other layers without the baselayer sleeve bunching up your arm.
Available in two sizes for both men and women (S/M, and L/XL), Body-Mapped Baselayers are available now for $69 each.