I have been a 100% work clothes commuter for quite a while, I dress as I would be dressed if I were taking other forms of transport. Recently, however, the weather has been terribly hot or terribly wet. Which made me think of getting a singlet that I could wear, while keeping my clothes in my bag, saving it from getting dirtied or sweat-ridden. After the ride, I'll just put them on once the sweat disappears. Sounds like a better idea.
I've been looking around for clothes, so far I found the Defeet Un-D-Lite Tank as a great match, since Bicycling says it's good at sweat management (you don't feel so sweaty). But coming from Bicycling, where everything is reviewed positively, I decided to come to this forum to ask for more opinions before I head out to spend money.
Does anyone wear a base layer and then put on your work clothes? How do you dress to counter sweat when you do not have a shower at your destination (supermarket, town, etc.)? Lastly, anyone wears the Defeet Un-D-Lite ?
Recently, however, the weather has been terribly hot or terribly wet... keeping my clothes in my bag, saving it from getting dirtied or sweat-ridden. After the ride, I'll just put them on once the sweat disappears... before I head out to spend money... How do you dress to counter sweat when you do not have a shower at your destination (supermarket, town, etc.)?X.
I carry my work clothes in a bag to keep them clean and dry. When it's hot, I don't wear a shirt; this option is free of charge.
There is no article of clothing that will prevent you from sweating.
I buy cheap-o synthetic 'athletic' clothing from places like target when they go on sale. any big box store has its own brand of poly-whatever t-shirts/shorts/pants/tanks/undies/everything line of clothing that you can find for 5 bucks a pop if you keep your eye out. these synthetic fabrics are light, and dry out really quick. the bad thing about synthetics is that it gets stinky. wool is supposed to be the non-stinky remedy with all the quick-dry, light-weight awesomeness. I personally can't find wool shirts/shorts for 5 dollars, but if you've got the bucks, go for it!
we had a local big-time department store chain go out of buisness this year, which was terrible for the city but great for me because i got 3 whole sets of cycling clothing for less than 50 bucks!
Spend 10 minutes reading about "woology" on SmartWool's website.
I just tried to summarize it here, but I erased it all because there were too many holes in my summary. I don't fully understand it myself, and the only product from SmartWool I wear is a pair of socks (and they're great).
I'm looking into getting a long sleeve crew shirt from SmartWool to wear under work clothes.