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    Best wicking base layer?

    Ok so here's a conundrum...seems I've developed an allergic reaction to my own sweat. This is uncomfortable and unpleasant but also kind of inconvenient, as I have lately been riding up and down hills on chilly mornings and will be for the next couple of months. I need to invest in some really, really good, breathable, wicking base layers to help manage this. Brand recommendations anyone?
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    Wicking is just marketing hype. Drymax Sport Socks with DRYMAX removes moisture from your skin!

    Is this allergic reaction self diagnosed or a professional medical diagnosis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Commuter View Post
    Ok so here's a conundrum...seems I've developed an allergic reaction to my own sweat.
    I wonder how many Phys Ed teachers have heard that over the years to get out of class...

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    Quote Originally Posted by justdave View Post
    Wicking is just marketing hype. Drymax Sport Socks with DRYMAX removes moisture from your skin!

    Is this allergic reaction self diagnosed or a professional medical diagnosis?
    Professionally diagnosed, twice (I didn't credit the first one).

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    I'd try a Merino one as opposed to poly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nexus View Post
    I'd try a Merino one as opposed to poly.
    You will never look back after going Merino. I usually wear hiking base layers, still don't smell after a full day out.

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    I'll second merino, got 3 swerve long sleves base layers i practically live in now.
    Don't stink even after multiple uses

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    Here's another vote for merino. If it's really cold I'll wear two long sleeve base layers but I'll always wear merino next to the skin.
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    The rapha merino base layers are my favourite piece of kit. I wear them every day on the bike, all year round. Hell, I'm wearing one now. I've got an Icebreaker merino base layer as well, but it's ridiculous how much softer and more comfortable the rapha ones are.
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    Yeah wool FTW, natural and doesn't stink. Hopefully it assists your allergy.

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