(24 customer reviews)

Barrier Base Layer


Winter cycling base layer:

  • Skin-first protection
  • Wicking away perspiration while retaining body heat
  • Stay snug during cool and freezing rides

No additional duties/charges on orders. Shipped daily:

  • UK via Royal Mail
  • Ireland & EU via An Post


Experience the warmth and comfort of our winter cycling base layer, designed to keep you snug during those cool and freezing rides. Crafted from a unique dual-layer polyblend fabric, this base layer simulates the efficiency of two individual layers: seamlessly wicking away perspiration while retaining body heat.

With its added Polygiene treatment, the fabric doesn’t just feel incredibly soft against your skin; it’s also designed to resist odour build-up. This means fewer washes and more wear. To further ensure warmth, it features a tall neck to shield you against the cold.

Key features:

  • Odour resistant
  • Superior moisture management
  • Excellent thermoregulation


  • 100% Polyester


  • Airmesh® mesh for optimal airflow
  • Ergonomic fit tailored to move with your body
  • Quick drying

Care instructions:

  • Machine wash at 30°C
  • Avoid bleaching, dry cleaning, tumbling, and ironing

Sizing guidance: The base layer offers a snug fit. For those preferring a more relaxed fit or carrying extra weight around the belly, consider sizing up.


Small (36″):

  • Armpit to armpit: 50cm
  • Front: 55cm
  • Length of spine from top of collar: 67cm

Medium (38″):

  • Armpit to armpit: 54cm
  • Front: 58cm
  • Length of spine from top of collar: 71cm

Large (40″):

  • Armpit to armpit: 56cm
  • Front: 60cm
  • Length of spine from top of collar: 73cm

X-large (42″):

  • Armpit to armpit: 58cm
  • Front: 61cm
  • Length of spine from top of collar: 75cm

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Reviews (24)

24 reviews for Barrier Base Layer

  1. mikecuell (verified owner)

    Rewriting my review . Having worn this underlayer a couple of times now, whilst it is short in the body, it actually works. I’ve been wearing Roubaix lined bib shorts and the lining of these integrates really nicely with the layer. No drafts and without much overlap, everything stays nice and streamlined. On warmer spring and autumn days , I would expect the cooling properties would work with a conventional pair of bibs. Apologies Galibier , this is a good product. Buy with confidence.

  2. mikecuell (verified owner)

    This would be perfect but it’s too short in the body. I’m 5′ 11″ 38 inch chest ( and I have a flat stomach). Not worth exchanging for large because then it would hang off the shoulder , and be too long in the arms. I could definitely feel the draft around my waist so this is not a winter layer for me. I have Mistral and Tourmalet jackets, and a pair of shorts from Galibier, all of which are excellent. Can’t win em all.

  3. Teo Miljenović (verified owner)

    Very nice autumn/winter base layer, it fits just great I am 187cm, 91kg and XL is just fine. I like that colar is high, so protects your neck and its perfectly snug. Like it very much, usually combine it with Mistral jacket or with vest, depending on the temperatures.

  4. galibier-3939 (verified owner)

    Kept me warm & felt dry in some miserable wind & rain today. Arms (on the Large) are a couple of cms too short to be perfect (I’m 6′).

  5. Steve Macluskie (verified owner)

    Fantastic bit of kit.
    Warm and breathable.
    Great price.
    Just wish the arms were a bit longer for a tall chap like me

  6. Seamus Butler (verified owner)

    After reading most of the reviews on this baselayer decided to purchase along with ROUTE WINTER JACKET.
    In my opinion is more of a autumn/spring baselayer but seems to be of decent quality, but I prefer something a little heavier in a cold winter morning.

  7. Jim Williams (verified owner)

    I wore this, for the first time today, as my base layer on a ride where the outside temperature was -3. This was brilliant. I was nice and warm and, despite some hard efforts, this did a great job of wicking away sweat.

    I’m 5′ 11″, waist 33″, chest 40″, weight 12 stone. I chose size Large and it’s a great fit. I’ve ready other reviews that say it’s a bit short in the body, but it was fine for me.

  8. Jon Patterson (verified owner)

    totally brilliant! Wicks sweat and fits well ( I am generally a medium and this is true to size) the high neck works really well, this morning’s commute varied from 5 to 1 degree above freezing and with this base layer, a Galibier Roubaix jersey (also great) and a Gino High Vis gilet (size up its very snug, I wear a LARGE) I was very well protected

  9. Sean Maroney (verified owner)

    Had two rides with this now and I love it. The high neck and generally comfort are great but…… the sleeves are just too short.
    I’m 5.10 and 12.5st and brought large which was just too small. I exchange it (which was done easily with no problem) for an XL which is great apart from the arms are just short.

    It wont stop me buying Galibier again as since I ‘found’ it i seem to be buying too regularly as I love the quality and customer service of this brand 🙂

  10. James Lloyd (verified owner)

    Product quality felt good but far too small. The arm length was 2 inches short and the length of the body the same. For reference I ordered a large and I’m 6’2-6’3 just under 80kg. I have ordered a large in many other Galibier products which have all fitted great.

  11. Pete (verified owner)

    I am 1.75m, 69 kg and 38 inch chest. I bought the medium- this is a good close fit. Perhaps could be slightly longer on the body. Functions well, keeping me warm and sweat free

  12. Robert Downes (verified owner)

    Hard to believe that such a light base layer can be so comfy and warm, it feels very much like one of my lightweight summer base layers, yet seems to keep me warmer than any of the heaviest warm layers I have.
    It fit’s really well, the shaping of the stitching that comes round from the side to the front makes it sit closely all around rather than hanging like a baggy t-shirt.
    I’m 6’1″ ~85kg 40-41″ chest and the large is ideal, fitted but certainly not tight.
    The navy colour is slightly petrol-y (has a hint of green to it) not that this is an issue, it’s going to be worn underneath something after all. I’ll certainly be ordering another (probably once the orange ones are in stock)

  13. Nicholas Thomas (verified owner)

    Cannot rate this highly enough. Wore it today for the first time and could not believe the level of comfort during a ride in fairly bad conditions. It is, all at the same time, the warmest, coolest, lightest, softest and most comfortable base layer i have worn. The higher collar is really great, i could not even feel it but did not feel any cold air around my neck. Will be buying several more

  14. Chris Brown (verified owner)

    I bought this base layer after being recommended by Duncan McNutt, via his Youtube channel, he was spot on with his comments. Great base layer, the best one by far that I have. I bought the orange size large, perfect fit. Another great product at a great price by Galibier

  15. Martin Newstead (verified owner)

    This is a very good investment. The best baselayer I’ve ridden in ever. Well designed with the high neck and the thin material keeps you snug. Moisture is wicked away and doesn’t leave the baselayer feeling damp next to skin.

  16. Dave P (verified owner)

    This was purchased on a bit of a whim, but I now wont ride outside without it on. I guess as the weather warms up I’ll change my mind kn that but in the winter it’s an absolute must. I love the high neck. Really keeps the wind out. Perfect fit as usual from Galibier. Yet another awesome product

  17. Declan (verified owner)

    I got this base layer a couple of weeks ago and have to say it is now one of my favorite items of bike clothing. I was out on a club spin last weekend on a very cold morning. We encountered freezing fog,ice was crusting on our bikes and outer layers with temperatures hovering around minus 3 deg for most of the ride. Despite the harsh conditions, the chill never crept in past this base layer on a 3hr ride. I was wearing a club winter jersey and light gillet above. The high neck is a great feature on cold rides. I would recommend it highly.

  18. Dave from Durham 73 (verified owner)

    Further to my previous review bought another orange and a navy, as well as a short sleeved Galibier white base layer! Feel like I’ve discovered a personal bespoke cycling clothing merchant, and joined a special club.Keep up the good work and Ride Safe! Came very quickly in the post!

  19. GRAHAM (verified owner)

    I already had the vest type of this base layer so I know these are excellent. As a base layer this version is even better. Love it.
    I can’t recommend enough.

  20. Ethan downey

    Truly brilliant base layer, very light, comfortable and warm and love the high neck design

  21. Dave from Durham 73 (verified owner)

    Worn today for the first time, probably the best piece of cycling clothing I’ve ever bought, worn with my Mistral Foul Weather jacket fantastic. I bought an Large orange shirt, I’m 12 st and 40 chest the fit is perfect!

  22. Daniel Cavatorta (verified owner)

    Got on of these with a Mistral Foul Weather Jacket. Incredible combo, wore them in 6°C and it felt just right, could do also for lower temps. If you sweat a lot like me, regardless of the weather, maybe this combo is too much for 5-10°C and could be worn at lower temps. Overall impressed with the comfort and the softness of this base layer. Another cracking product by Galibier.

  23. ilija.stevanic (verified owner)

    I’ve got this in Orange, size M perfect (not thight but true fit to me as i am muscular), and honestly after many many base layers i had this one is probably the best ever. Thin and light but incredibly and comfortably warm (no sweat). On Irish November mornings (maybe 8C) i have only this below long sleeve jersey and i am happy. As other Galibier products i have design, color and materials used with this are also high quality.

  24. K N Devlin

    After a few rides in this I can honestly say it’s one of the best I’ve worn. Feels very comfortable and light, retains heat and wicks away any sweat. Bring on the cold weather.

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