Giordana Mid-Weight Polypropylene Short Sleeve Base Layer - $69.95

Let's face it, even the summer has its colder moments. And if you're riding in your summer-weight base layer on a chilly morning, well, let's just say that you're in for an experience. For this very reason, Giordana created the Mid-Weight Polypropylene Short Sleeve Base Layer. It adds a little more warming protection than Giordana's lightweight base layer, yet it is definitely geared for the warmer months. For the construction of the base layer, polypropylene was selected over the standard polyester for both its moisture management and durability. Polypropylene and polyester are both polymers, meaning that they're both essentially plastics. However, where they differ is that polypropylene is hydrophobic to that point that it's unable to absorb water. And, as a result, it spreads moisture out over a larger surface area, which rapidly accelerates evaporation. So, in short, these fibers ensure that your torso will remain dry over the long haul. This means that, when coupled with the base layer's next-to-skin fit, you won't experience an chafing throughout your ride. And, in addition to this, the aforementioned characteristics will aid in maintaining a consistently even core temperature. The Giordana Mid-Weight Polypropylene Short Sleeve Base Layer is available in the color White and in four sizes from Small to X-Large. - $69.95