VERGE Elite Base layer
Review: VERGE Elite Base layerBy Scott Mares | Published Mar 14, 2010
Just like the Belgians, Verge has been in the cyclocross game for a long time. Verge knows cyclocross, better than "Bo Knows Football". The guys at Verge race cyclocross and so all of their gear is tested and designed with that in mind. The Elite Short Sleeve Base Layer offers a nice fit with flat seams. The fabric is soft to the touch but is also durable. I have had issue with many of the base layers available on the market. Most of the time the garment bunches up, is too big, or doesn't fit properly because of it's cut. Nothing like that here. The Elite is good in the fit and comfort department. The price of this garment is awesome as well. When you have base layers that are going for $50-60, the Elite is much more cost effective option. We recommend checking Verge frequently, as they often have sales to stretch your dollar even further.
We Didn't Like
Verge needs to sell the Elite Base Layer in a double pack. Also, we would like to see an Elite model with a wind blocker front panel.
The Final Say
If you race cyclocross, you absolutely need to have a stockpile of base layers. The Elite Short Sleeve Base Layer is a excellent garment for the money. The Elite looks and works just like the more expensive models, but doesn't cost as much as a new cross bike. Buy a few and they will keep you comfy and warm throughout the season.
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- Elite base layer
- Elite Short Sleeve Men's Base Layer
Utilizes QUATTRO fabric, which is a diamond-shaped Multi-Poly channeled yarn. This material is soft and durable, enhanced with contrasting flat-lock stitching.
S, M, L, XL
- The Elite model is available in White, Grey and Black.
The Elite Base layer uses "air-channel" technology to maximize wicking and comfort in a variety of conditions. This means that the fabric is woven in such a way that there are pockets of air that trap your own body heat. The added bonus is that the threads actually wick sweat away from your body to the surface of the garment where the moisture can evaporate, leaving you warm and dry.