Oh, how we laughed when, in the changing room before a Sunday league game, we first saw our team-mates wearing baselayers. The paunch-hugging bodystockings are unforgiving if you’re a little on the podgy side. However, after giving them a go ourselves, we were soon realised they were no laughing matter and were converted to their benefits.
The latest innovation is the Nike Hyperwarm Flex – a slim pant and top mesh that is built specifically for muscle protection in cold weather. Ideal for training in the winter months.
The baselayers are marginally thicker in areas where retaining bodywarmth is critical, while the Dri-FIT Max fabric wicks moisture away to guard against overheating or the chilling affect of old sweat.
All Nike baselayers, including the Hypercool, Pro Combat and recovery ranges, as well as the new Hyperwarm Flex, are available on nike.com. Hyperwarm Flex shirts are priced $150 (£93), tights are priced at $130 (£81).