Compression Base Layer

dhd.evans

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About 10 years ago I bought two Crane compression base layers in one of Aldi's cycling events; these have served as my go-to base layers for the last decade.

Now, sadly, they are starting to become frayed and torn (possibly because i keep falling off my bike) and i need to replace them.

I can't find anything that looks even remotely similar to them and is a sensible price... they are very, very similar to these ones:

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Can anyone help out with finding something like this? Compression is a must (i need a girdle!) and must be long-sleeved. Looking for something not exceeding £15 a pop.
 

vickster

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dhd.evans

dhd.evans

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Cheers Vick; i bought the dhb one a few weeks ago to try but it lacks a collar so sent it back!

I also had a look at the Sports Direct lot, collar issues again. Same with those other links.

Really, i'm struggling to find anything equivalent.
 

vickster

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Cheers Vick; i bought the dhb one a few weeks ago to try but it lacks a collar so sent it back!

I also had a look at the Sports Direct lot, collar issues again. Same with those other links.

Really, i'm struggling to find anything equivalent.
Maybe it doesn't exist (you didn't mention the need for a collar I think). Wear a buff?

Decathlon do lots of such things too, maybe look there

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/C-1109076-compression-clothes/N-382177-product-type~base-layer

(or even a local independent sports shop?)
 
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dhd.evans

dhd.evans

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Maybe it doesn't exist (you didn't mention the need for a collar I think). Wear a buff?

Decathlon do lots of such things too, maybe look there

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/C-1109076-compression-clothes/N-382177-product-type~base-layer

(or even a local independent sports shop?)
May take a wander up to my LBS - the collar is not a specific thing really, but I found it weird that none of the baselayers i saw had one like the Aldi one! Buff is always on hand but sometimes you just want to wear your best SS jersey to look ally ;)
 
I bought 2 x LS thermal tops from Decathlon in late 2016. They were toasty warm and had long sleeves with a thumb hole so could also cover your wrist & palm under your gloves. I think they were sold as cold weather football training tops.

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Unfortunately one of them had to be cut off me in A&E at the start of 2018 so I now only have one. Have tried in vain to replace it and would buy 2 or 3 more if I could find them but so far haven't found anything close. :sad:

It's reasonably wind-proof and lightly fleecy on the inside so can be used as a stand alone top in temperatures down to around freezing when doing my early morning commute. If anyone finds a supply please let me know.
 

Nebulous

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I can't help I'm afraid, but I wear a short-sleeve collarless compression baselayer from Aldi almost everytime I'm out, and can't believe how much I depend on them. My heart rate monitor even seems to play up without it.

I have two and would happily buy another 3 if they came back in stock.
 

GrumpyGregry

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2XU ftw imo/ime. You have to shop around and consider the usual online auction sites. If you are a mainstream size you'll get better deals than if you are an outlier (like me)
 
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